Rich with Canadian history and culture, Moncton is the fastest growing urban area east of Toronto and one of Canada's most dynamic communities. Moncton and its port sit 25 miles (40 km) from the mouth of the Petitcodiac River and is the largest urban centre in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The French-Speaking University of Moncton has made it a hub for celebrating and studying the Acadian diaspora and French-Canadian integration.
Visit Moncton for its central location and to experience the region’s unique cultural composition, as well as local rarities, such as the Magnetic Hill (with illusion of uphill gravitation) and a tidal bore that rises 3–6 feet (1–2 meters) twice daily, surging all the way to the Petitcodiac River.
Jetlines operates from Moncton Roméo LeBlanc. International Airport (YQM) five days a week form Monday to Friday from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ).
Moncton was officially founded in 1766 with the arrival of Pennsylvania Germans immigrants from Philadelphia. The city earned the nickname “Hub City” because of its central location and its history as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes.
Whether walking, driving, cycling or using public transportation, Moncton's highways, roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails make for easy local commuting. Moncton roads and highways offer easy travel, and street and lot parking are easy to find.
The best times for travel to Moncton is late spring and into the summer months, April to August. While winters in Moncton are colder, they are full of holiday cheer and festivities throughout the city.
Resurgo Place is home of the Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre, offering visitors an interactive experience dedicated to history, science and transportation in the region and beyond.
Restored theatre for the 1920’s, still open as a live music venue.
One of New Brunswick’s Top Attractions and is a self-directed park, offering visitors two sandy beaches, walking trails, and the opportunity to walk on the ocean’s floor.
Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore
The tidal bore is a rare tidal phenomenon that occurs in Moncton twice daily. During this phenomenon, a standing wave of water forms at the front of the incoming tide and travels upstream against the current in the Bay of Fundy.
The Magnetic Hill is a type of gravity hill, an optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain and a popular Moncton landmark.
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Atlantic Canada's leading zoo that educates and inspires conservation action, with a diverse range of animal species, housing nearly 600 animals, including 73 indigenous and exotic species in the 40-acre park.
Languages: English and French
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Airports: Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc. International Airport (YQM)
“Moncton will always rise!” - Frank