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Atlantic Canada’s Riverfront Capital

New Brunswick Canada

Our central location, scenic beauty and group friendly accommodations make Fredericton New Brunswick's #1 motorcoach overnight destination. LOCATION:

Tour the City:

• Prime geographic position for overnight stops on your Maritime and Atlantic Canada tours. • 90 minutes to St. Andrews, the Bay of Fundy, and Moncton, and 60 minutes to Saint John and to the US border and I-95 at Houlton, ME. • Closer to Ontario and Quebec than any other major city in Atlantic Canada.

• Driving Tour - The Calithumpians Tour & Theatre Company provide experienced and humourous step on guides. • Walking Tour - free guided heritage walking tours daily. • Haunted Hikes- an evening walking tour meeting the ghosts of Fredericton’s past. • Guided Canoe tour - See the city from the water on the gorgeous St. John River. • Guided Bike Tour - Fredericton boasts 85 kms of trails to explore. • River Cruise- new 96 passenger boat for summer 2012

Mileage chart: Saint John Moncton St. Andrews Charlottetown, PE

105 kms/65 mi 174 kms/108 mi 133 kms/83 mi 362 kms/225 mi

Halifax, NS Quebec City, QC Toronto, ON Portland, ME

462 kms/287 mi 593 kms/368 mi 1366 kms/849 mi 520 kms/323 mi

Air Service: The Fredericton International Airport (14km / 9 mi. from downtown), offers direct flights from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax (Air Canada). Ferry from Quebec Campbellton From Québec

Edmundston Entering at Quebec / Edmundston, NB Border: Travel the Trans Canada Highway Route 2 and arrive in Fredericton in 3 hrs. Exit 280 or 285A, Scenic Route Exit 258. Entering at Houlton, Maine/ Woodstock, NB Border: Travel along the TCH and arrive in Fredericton in 1 hr. Exit 280, 285, Scenic Route Exit 258.

Miramichi

Grand Falls

New Brunswick Houlton

P.E.I.

Woodstock

Moncton

Fredericton

Maine U.S.A. Entry from St. Andrews, Maine/NB Border: Travel along Route 3 and arrive in Fredericton in 1 1/2hrs.

Acadian Peninsula and The Islands

Bathurst

Sussex St. Stephen Calais

Saint John

St. Andrews Bay of Fundy

Entry from Nova Scotia, PEI, Moncton and Saint John on TCH Route 2, Exit 294, 285B, Scenic Route 333.

Ferry from Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Top Attractions and Don’t Miss Experiences: • The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is one of Canada’s best, is famous for its Dalí paintings and impressive collection of Canadian and British art, Ask about their new "Lord Beaverbrook Experience” group package. • History…well told at award winning Kings Landing Historical Settlement, a living history village where over 100 years of New Brunswick’s history and culture comes to life. It is a place where you can touch, taste, hear, see and truly experience the 1800s. • The Historic Garrison District, a National Historic Site, offers free daily entertainment in summer- concerts, classic movies, theatre and a Changing of the Guard ceremony. History buffs will also enjoy free guided tours at National Historic Sites like the Christ Church Cathedral and Government House. • Experience craft & culture in a hands-on way like nowhere else in Canada with summer program, edVentures Fredericton. 100 workshops by noted experts, starting at $75. Classes in painting, photography, film making, fiction writing, jewelry-making, pottery, textiles, rug hooking and more. www.edventures.ca • The Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, in the top 10 of markets to visit in Canada, is a must for groups in town on a Saturday. www.boycefarmersmarket.com • Fredericton boasts one of the best trail systems in the Maritimes with a network of over 85 kms of wide, flat, safe, and wheelchair accessible trails.

1.888.888.4768 (Canada/USA) | www.tourismfredericton.ca

2012


What’s New for 2012-13 A new tour boat will be docked on St. John River in downtown Fredericton this summer. The 92-passenger Euro-style 63-foot boat will be licensed, offer catering and available for group charters and regularly scheduled boat tours of the scenic waterway. The St. John River is Canada's most storied river. It is a river that helped open up the Canadian wilderness to early settlers and will achieve Canadian Heritage river status in 2012. The St.John River Heritage Corridor, a 400 km long partnership of tourism developers, have developed a new multi-day itinerary. Beaverbrook Art Gallery Working in partnership with next door neighbor, the Crowne Plaza, the Gallery offers a special dining experience - “The Beaverbrook Experience”. A major expansion is planned which will provide more galleries, programming and reception space, and hospitality services for group tours. www.beaverbrookartgallery.org Congrats to the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival, recognized as one of ABA’s top 100 events in North America once again for 2012. With the expansion of the King’s Head Inn, there is now seating for 140 to enjoy their traditional Loyalist menus and dinner programs. www.kingslanding.nb.ca A new Earth Sciences Museum, The Quartermain Centre, opened on the UNB campus providing visitors with an interactive experience Stay tuned for future expansion plans at Kingswood Park, indoor water park and suite style hotel, which will add to championship golf course, Family Entertainment Centre and Sam Sneads Restaurant. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 there will be special exhibitions at the Fredericton Region Museum in 2012 and 2013. In February, 1813 the 104th Regiment left Fredericton to march to Kingston,ON to aid in the war of 1812.

Recent Accolades • Queen Street was just named Canada’s Great Street in the Great Places in Canada contest by the Canadian Institute of Planners. • Fredericton has been named by MoneySense magazine in Canada's Top 10 Best Places to Live" for 6 years in a row

Accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets • Delta Fredericton Hotel ★★★★ (222 rms) • Fredericton Inn ★★★1/2 (199 rms) • Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel ★★★1/2 (168 rms) • Best Western Plus ★★★1/2 (140 rms) • Ramada Hotel ★★★1/2 (114 rms) • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel ★★★1/2 (112 rms) • Comfort Inn ★★1/2 (100 rms) • Lakeview Inn & Suites ★★★1/2 (98 rms) • Riverside Resort ★★★1/2 (76 rms) • City Motel ★★★1/2 (55 rms) • Amsterdam Inn ★★★1/2 (50 rms) Under Construction: • (tentative) Hilton Garden Inn (120+ rms) • Hampton Inn& Suites (96 rms) (see our website for a complete listing and details)

Unique dining experiences • Loyalist feast at Kings Landing Historical Settlement • The historic and delicious “Lord Beaverbrook Experience” at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery • How about an artistic lunch at Ingrid Mueller's Gallery or Gallery 78, catered by one of Fredericton's favorite eateries. Group friendly restaurants are listed in our Travel Trade Destination Planner on our website.

Mary Ellen Hudson Tourism Coordinator - Group Travel Fredericton Tourism, City of Fredericton Tel: 1 888 888-4768 (Canada /USA) (506) 460-2043 / Fax: (506) 460-2474 Email: maryellen.hudson@fredericton.ca www.tourismfredericton.ca

Our digital Group Tour Planner is on-line at www.fredericton.travel click Group Travel. Lots of photos for your use in our Flickr album. Just click the flickr logo on our website.

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