Nestled on the shores of the St. John River, New Brunswick’s capital city is home to natural, outdoor, and urban recreations, as well as many cottage rentals. Depending on the season, canoeists and kayakers can paddle the St. John River river and nearby Killarney Lake or ice skate when the terrain is frozen over. On land, there’s no shortage of activity: with 85 kilometres of riverfront trails and city parks, Fredericton has great appeal for cyclists, hikers, joggers, and walkers in the summer, and for cross-country skiers and snowshoers come winter. Further outdoor activities include golf at the city’s world-class championship course and skiing and snowboarding at nearby Crabbe Mountain, which boasts the largest vertical descent in the Maritimes, as well as night skiing and a terrain park.
This riverside city is awash in First Nations, Acadian, and British heritage. This mosaic of culture is displayed through the architecture, galleries, museums, and historic sites scattered throughout the city. Be sure to catch the Fredericton Playhouse in action, as they put on shows by regional, national, and international musicians, dance, and theatre companies. An array of annual events, including the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, also appeal to a variety of visitors.
In addition to outdoor and cultural attractions, Fredericton—a big city with a small-town feel—and the outlying areas of York County are charming spots to rent a cottage in New Brunswick.+ More