Moncton is pretty easy to get around. There are two main streets into the city: the Trans-Canada and Wheeler Boulevard, connecting both ends of town.
Main Street and downtown Moncton are equally easy to navigate; signs are posted to all the main attractions.
Codiac Transit serves the greater Moncton area 7 days a week (limited schedule on Sundays), from around 7AM to 10PM. Fare is $2, and free transfers are available to let you reach your destination even if you have to change bus. A bus circles every hour or so, excepted the Express which is on a 15 minutes run, from the Champlain Mall to the Northwest Center.
Magnetic Hill Optical Illusion - Located in Magnetic Hill attraction Park. $5 per car entry.
Moncton Museum - Houses a permanent exhibit on the history of Moncton and also houses traveling exhibits. Entry is free of charge.
Moncton Acadian Museum - Located at the University de Moncton.
Tidal Bore Park - on Main Street in downtown Moncton. The tidal bore happens when the Bay of Fundy rising tide brings water counter to the normal flow of Petitcodiac river. The once-famous thundering flow has been reduced to a 6-inch ripple by nearby causeway, but still an unusual sight when it is visible. The folks at the city's information booth on Main St, can tell you when to see this phenomena.
Centennial Park - Located off St. George Blvd. Admission is free. Centennial Park offers a large outdoor playground for kids and also a water playground (summer only). In the lower section of the park you can rent paddle boats on the man made lake and visit the island in the centre of the lake. On weekends you can catch many locals enjoying the sun and picnics. There is also an outdoor pool/beach which charges admission. Centennial Park also offers many wooded walking and biking trails which serve as cross country ski trails in the winter.
Crystal Palace Amusement Park, 499 Paul St, Dieppe, +1 877 856-4386. Located beside the Champlain Mall, Crystal Palace provides a fun-filled environment for families. From the Bullet Rollercoaster to the Waveswinger to an indoor mini-putt golf course, it is fun for all. Also, don't miss out on the Family Pass.
Parlee Beach, Shediac. A beautiful beach on the Northumberland Straight boasting the warmest water temperatures in the country.
Plage Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele
Magnetic Hill Zoo. At the Magnetic Hill Attraction Park. Magnetic Hill Zoo houses more than 400 animals, including over 100 indigenous and exotic species. Birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and fish find a comfortable and safe home in this 40-acre park.
Magic Mountain. Water Park located in the Magnetic Hill Attraction Park.
Poley Mountain. Biking in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter located in Sussex, a 50 minute drive from Moncton.
Lakeside Golf Club, Shediac Road.
Magnetic Hill Golf Club, on Mountain Road across from McDonald's.
Moncton boasts some of the finest cuisine in Atlantic Canada:
Pastalli Ristorante, 611 Main St., Italian cuisine, grill your own gourmet garlic bread.
Catch 22, Main St.
Graffiti, Main St. Greek cuisine.
Pump House Brewery, 5 Orange Lane (off Main Street), . Microbrewery -- try the Muddy River Stout! Not to miss: brick oven pizza (crust is infused with beer). Order the beer sampler to try the various types of beer brewed on site.
Cafe Archibald, 221 Mountain Rd. at Archibald intersection. Intimate cafe with great service where meal and dessert crêpes are a specialty.
Little Louis fine cuisine at it's best, this is arguably city's best hidden secret.
Hynes a diner style restaurant with very good home cooking. The best burgers.
Vitos an inexpensive but excellent pizzeria.
Calactus, Church St. Vegetarian restaurant.
Zen Gardens, Mountain Rd. Very unique Asian vegetarian restaurant.
Taj Mahal Flavour of India, 882 Main St., ☎ 506-854-5557. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 AM-10 PM, Sat. 4-10 PM. Indian, mughlai, and tandoori cuisine. First family owned and operated Indian restaurant in Moncton, since 2003.5.99 to 14.99. edit
Hopewell Rocks - Walk on the Ocean floor thanks to the Bay of Fundy's high tides (second highest in the world.) Truly a fabulous sight. Bring your camera. Get there within three hours on either side of low tide to see the islands best. (Kayaking is also available if the tide's high). A nice 10-minute walk through the woods takes you to a large stairwell to the ocean floor, where you can easily walk among a half-dozen enormous (30 meters+ high) columns of fir tree-topped sandstone islands. A golf-cart shuttle can whisk you back to the park information facility, which features a good explanation of how the islands came to be, a snack bar and gift shop. The ride from Moncton is about 45 minutes. Entrance to Fundy National Park is another 30 minutes but definitely worthwhile in good weather.
Moncton is often described as the Hub of the Maritime provinces. It is within 2 hours drive of:
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