The capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton, is in the centre of the province and, sits nestled alongside a bend in the St John river. It is a charming, quiet leafy town, and worth a visit for a few hours.
By London standards it is a quiet, sedate town, Christ Church Cathedral is more the size of a British Parish Church. There is barely any traffic on the main street at lunch time.
The Fredericton Regional Museum sits on the main street throughout town on a green square.
Red brick buildings opposite the museum, Botinicals Gallery is stocked with local crafts and art made by 11 New Brunswick artists, perfect for present shopping. Unfortunately it appears that the shop has now closed (updated November 2021)
From the tranquil sculpture garden at the side of the river it is a pleasant walk from the shops in the centre of town to the Cathedral, past a stature of Robert Burns.
I visited on a sunny and warm late spring morning, when the sun was peeking though the new bright green maple leaves, but the weather is not always as good, with warnings from winter time remaining.
Pretty pastel coloured timber clad houses surround two sides of the cathedral green.
The Lighthouse on the Green on the banks of the St John river is a popular place in the summer serving light meals and snacks, with great views of the city from the top deck (admission CAD2).
Fuss Free Flavours visited Canada with The Canadian Tourism Commission & Tourism New Brunswick. For more stories of Canada see my tour of Peggy’s Cove.
I went to university for a year in Fredericton, and then lived there for some time afterwards. I have had many a wander through these streets, both in day and night! Thank you for bringing the memories back with your post. :)
I am glad you enjoyed it Elizabeth. It was a lovely town, and I was there on a perfect spring morning for an hour.
Looks like a charming place to visit, Helen!
So green and leafy Kavey. I had a lovely wander around.
Looks pretty and fresh there and very North American. Love the sculpture in the park.
Very North American, but Canada does retain some British atmosphere, especially when compared to the States.
I love these old-fashioned city squares. Great pictures, Helen.
Thank you Jen. I loved my visit to Atlantic Canada.
Gorgeous blue skies and plenty to look out, seems like a great place to visit x
We have a lot of family in Canada, it just reinforces the fact that we should go and see them more often
Lots more Canada posts coming Anita-Clare
Kerry @ Kerry Cooks
What a beautiful place! That turquoise house – what I would do to live there!
To be honest the winters would put me off slightly. But all in all I gathered the quality, and pace of life there is wonderful.
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
My gosh – it is so picturesque. I really really just want to get up and go there with OH.
It was lovely Bintu. The region is perfect for a family holiday.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
It looks like a nice place. Kind of like Rhode Island.
I am adding Rhode Island to my must visit list Dannii.
Lovely photos, Helen. It’s hard to believe it’s nearly a year since we were in Canada.
Cherished By Me
Beautiful, on my to do list. It looks similar to New England which I fell in love with many moons ago.
New England is on my travel list too. So many places to see!
Looks beautiful, serene and a lovely place to visit.
It was a very peaceful town Janie. So green and leafy too.
It looks really picturesque. Lovely to have such a quaint place to wander around and find original gifts. GG
I do love original shops, so much is the same old boring chains these days.
Lou, Eat Your Veg
Wow, looks like a beautiful spot of the world to visit, And a fab trip.
It was a lovely town Lou.
What a beautiful spring morning and such a picturesque place. Those pastel houses make me want to re-paint my front door!
the houses were so pretty Sarah!
Looks wonderful, Helen. I love Canada and the food is fantastic.
It was an amazing trip Lynn.