Welcome to Moncton!
Welcome to Moncton New Brunswick!
Moncton is located in southeastern New Brunswick and is one of the premier tourist destinations in Atlantic Canada.
Moncton community was born when the nomadic Mikmaq settlers founded a camp on the banks of the Petitcodiac River. The muddy streams of the river prompted the First People to call it the Pet-koot-koy-ek — “bending like a bow”. It became a city in 1890.
Moncton is a typical, yet a very unique Canadian city. On August 6, 2002, Moncton City Council passed a motion to become Canada's first officially bilingual city. To learn more about the history of Moncton, go to our History of Moncton Page.
Monctonis part of the Greater Moncton area, a community of the three cities that geographically grew into each other, Dieppe, Riverview, and Moncton in the middle.
At the heart of Moncton is its downtown. Downtown Moncton is full of historic buildings, restaurants, and night clubs. A recently restored Capitol Theatre is a place where you can see shows, concerts and even ballet. Moncton is proud to have its own ballet company, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.
If you are coming to Moncton, make sure to come with kids. In the Magnetic hill you and you children can wonder around the Zoo and experience your car going up the hill with its engine turned off!
The area around the city is full of natural pearls. The Bay of Fundy is home to the largest tides in the world. In the summer the waters of Northumberland Straight are one of the warmest to the North of Virginia.
Moncton has 4 large recreational parks: Centennial Park, Mapleton, Irishtown Nature Park and Riverfront Park. All of them are imbedded in the city. Moncton has lots of neat little trails that are picturesque and enjoyable for walking or jogging. To learn more about parks in Moncton and to see our pictures of the parks go to Moncton's Recreational Parks page.
So, pack your things, and come to Moncton, and have fun!
In March, the weather is cool and but events are hot. Check out what Moncton's fun can offer to the visitors!
Check out the upcoming events, browse though the photo gallery of Moncton that we constantly update, and visit the Travel and Tourism section of Moncton's Business Directory!