Moncton is a vibrant, bilingual city on the banks of the Petitcodiac River in southeastern New Brunswick. If you’re fond of visiting zoos, hands-on fun, tasty food, intense shopping, and a relaxed East Coast lifestyle, Moncton is the place you’d love to visit. As you’ll find all those things, and more here.
Here’s all you can do and make the best of your time in the Hub City.
Explore natural and man-made beauty
You’d be surprised to be amazed while watching gibbons and meerkats play, ogling arctic wolves and watching how fast an ostrich can run during a visit to Magnetic Hill Zoo. The Magnetic Hill Park is located here having a 40-acre zoo in Atlantic Canada’s largest, and arguably Moncton’s most popular tourist destination.
You’d likely to view more than 600 animals from around the world which are housed in four sections—Americas, Asia, Discovery, and Africa. Next door to unleash your inner daredevil at Magic Mountain Water Park. Here you can enjoy 15 rides and attractions in the Splash Zone. You can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the coolers that are allowed.
You must also visit Resurgo Place, which describes Moncton’s story as a railway and transportation hub. In the Transportation Discovery Centre, you can pilot a submarine, see a robot and build and test your flying machine.
Where to Stay
You can stay at the downtown Delta Beausejour, which is family-friendly. As it is located at prime Main Street it is just a few steps from restaurants, shops, and other attractions. This is the best place to stay with 10 floors and nearly 300 rooms. The ‘Delta Beau’ has everything you’d expect. It is equipped with three restaurants, including the elegant, award-winning Windjammer Restaurant, fitness room, a spa, and pool with kid-approved water slide and more.
Places to Eat
Here you’ll find plenty of food options. Starting from a beer garden-slash-eatery-slash-community-gathering-spot offering delicious fare from a shipping container, Euston Park Social and much more.
You can rest at picnic tables with colorful throw pillows scattered under red umbrellas in an enclosed patio that can accommodate about 100 people. You can place your orders at the container window, choosing from options like tacos, hand-stretched pizzas and the hot dog of the day. You can also add a craft beer.
Try out kid’s favorites like chimichangas, tortillas stuffed with chicken, enchilada sauce, jack cheese and sautéed garlic mushroom at this restaurant known for its northern Mexican and California cuisine.
Places to Shop
Shopping options are numerous. Visit My Home Mercantile which is filled with hometown pride. The store is known to display local and Canadian products (everything from Moncton’s own Hey Buttercup jewelry, NB, and Nova Scotia’s Lure Caramel Company treats to cult classics like Smash & Tess rompers, Sweet Soaperie bath bombs from Miramichi) plus their popular clothing range, My Home Apparel.
Visit Guy’s Frenchys, which is one of a network of legendary second-hand clothing stores dotting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. You can find big bins of bargains, often containing brand name scores. The best thing here is there’s no selective pricing – a $4.95 pair of jeans will cost the same.
You should also browse the wares at Marché Moncton Market, part old-school farmers market, and urban city market. Take a stroll from the Delta Beausejour, at the market, is home to more than 125 vendors, where you can pick up handmade soaps, freshly cooked peanuts, and fill up on local specialties like fricot and fish cakes or global tastes from Lebanese to Korean, Dutch to Mexican.
So, it’s the right time to plan your trip to Moncton with your family and make the best of this place and your vacation.