With March Break just around the corner, there is no better time to start planning your trip to the Fredericton Capital Region. Whether it’s a getaway with friends or a March Break vacay with the family, there are endless possibilities for fun throughout the region.
From picturesque outdoor adventure, indoor family fun, to a night on the town, we have it all! Below are just a few ideas on how to experience life well crafted this March Break in the Fredericton Capital Region!
Explore the Great Outdoors
Calling all thrill seekers, there's no better time to hit the slopes! With temperatures getting a little warmer and the chance of fresh powder, heading out to Crabbe Mountain is a must this March Break. Crabbe Mountain has the largest vertical in New Brunswick and is home to some of the best terrain in Atlantic Canada! With night skiing, 34 trails, a terrain park, and a brand-new lodge offering a rental shop, cafeteria bar, live music, retail store, and local craft beer, there’s something for everyone.
Tired after a day on the slopes? Stay the night at the Crabbe Mountain Inn! The Inn offers a cozy chalet-inspired atmosphere with access to trails perfect for snowmobile, snowshoe, and cross-country ski enthusiasts – all minutes away from Crabbe Mountain!
Mactaquac Provincial Park
Located just 20 minutes from Fredericton in Central York, Mactaquac Provincial Park has fantastic (and FREE!) activities for the whole family to enjoy. Cross-country ski or snowshoe on the trails surrounding the park, skate on the outdoor rink and the new forest skate trail, rent a fat bike, or get an adrenaline rush with the sliding hills.
Skate Around Officers’ Square
Perfect for a romantic date night or a fun activity for the entire family, take a trip to the heart of Downtown Fredericton and check out Fredericton's brand-new outdoor skating rink in Officers’ Square. Open until 8pm, skate under the stars and take in the beauty of the capital city.
Sandwith's Sleigh Rides
While snow is still on the ground, check out Sandwith's Sleigh Rides! An adventure filled with family fun, Sandwith's offers horse-drawn rides for groups of 10-20 people. Take a trot out to their rustic camp on the lake and spend the afternoon warming up by the bonfire, hitting the sliding hill, and letting the kids enjoy the playground before the horses haul you back to the lodge.
Maple the First Taste of Spring
Celebrate the coming of the new season with "Maple, the First Taste of Spring" on March 9 and 10 at Kings Landing. Guests will enjoy a 19th-century sugaring demonstration, delightful maple candy on the snow, fun horse & wagon rides, beautiful scenery, visits to select historic homes, and more. Experience a special New Brunswick tradition with the whole family with maple candy so tasty it will have you dreaming about it for the next year.
Kingswood Entertainment Centre
There are tons of indoor fun to explore at Kingswood Entertainment Centre! Enjoy the arcade games, laser tag, and candlepin bowling with the whole family, and let the kids enjoy the indoor playclimbers. Perfect for a bowling date night with food and drinks on-site or spending the entire day playing with the whole family. Kingswood Entertainment Centre is a must-stop. Hanwell.
The Fredericton Capital Region is filled with incredible art galleries to discover. While visiting Downtown Fredericton, check out the world-renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the stunning Acacia Gallery in the Village of Gagetown, or take a trip to French Lake to visit the one-of-a-kind Hanson Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
Practice Your Golf Game
Although the golf season is not quite upon us yet, that does not mean you can't get your game on while visiting the Fredericton Capital Region this March Break! Stop by Par 94, located in Downtown Fredericton, for a fun activity with friends. With golf simulators, Pool, Darts, Putterball, Washer Toss, and more, Par 94 is a go-to hangout spot. Looking for something perfect for the whole family? Stop by Good Guys Golf, Fredericton's only indoor mini-putt course! With a 9-hole mini-putt course, golf simulators, games, and a bar, the entire family will fall in love with Good Guys Golf.
Go Market Hopping!
The Fredericton Capital Region boasts the most incredible markets, perfect for a weekend shopping trip. Find unique locally made goods and tasty treats at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, open every Saturday, or try the Northside Creators Market and get some freshly brewed Freddy Bean Roasters coffee while you browse, open every Saturday and Sunday.
A Night on the Town
Fred Tap Trail
As Atlantic Canada's Craft Brewing Capital, the Fredericton Capital Region offers several craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Sip your way through the taprooms with the Fredericton Taproom Trail! The #FredTapTrail is a passport-style map allowing craft beer and craft cider fans to choose their taproom adventure. Every time you grab a pint or flight at one of the taprooms listed on the map, you will receive a stamp, enabling you to collect exclusive #FredTapTrail swag. Crafty connoisseurs who collect a stamp from all 11 participating partners will be entered into the grand prize draw! What better activity to do with friends over the March Break?
Catch a Show
There is always plenty happening in the Fredericton Capital Region. From spectacular performances at The Fredericton Playhouse to discovering the local music scene in pubs and clubs to open mics, comedy, and incredible drag shows. Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events for specials events taking place over March Break.
Dig into Local Cuisine
With incredible restaurants across the Fredericton Capital Region, treat your tastebuds this March Break! From international cuisine to local comfort foods, delicious sweet treats, and much more, you are bound to find something you love. Looking for something Vegan? Try fabulous options in Downtown Fredericton, like The Abbey, The Pickle Jar, or Isaac's Way. Looking for your new favourite bakery? Check out Sweet' Evans Cakes in the Village of Gagetown.
Help the Fredericton Capital Region crown the BEST burger! During the YFC Burger Battle from March 2 to 24, you can sample burgers from over 25 regional restaurants and vote on your favourite!
Stay a Night, Dinner's on Us
This winter, we're inviting you to explore the Fredericton Capital Region! Whether you're planning to hit the slopes or trails, curl up in front of the fire, or discover a tasty new craft brew at a local taproom - the Fredericton Capital Region is the perfect destination to embrace life well crafted this March Break. Book a 1-night stay and play package and stay before March 31 and receive $50 BONUS CASH in either Downtown Fredericton or Business Fredericton North dollars to use during your stay. The dollars spend like cash and don't expire!
Special for March Break, Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton presents The Taylor Swift Experience and The Barbie Experience - you choose! Book your exclusive themed getaway between March 1-10 and get a themed guest room with in-room activities and two queen beds, $50 Downtown Fredericton dollars or Business Fredericton North dollars, a hot breakfast buffet for four guests, admission to a nightly double feature of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (2023) & Barbie (2023) on the big screen, and more!
Well, there you have it, a sneak peek at just some of the fun to be had in the Fredericton Capital Region this March Break. From outdoor adventures, indoor family fun, and night-out activities, craft your own adventure and see where it takes you!
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