This summer, unveil the secrets and wonders of the Fredericton Capital Region with our captivating tours. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover or simply seeking unique experiences, we have a tour (or more) for you! Let us be your guide to the diverse array of attractions, outdoor adventure and rich heritage that makes the region a must-visit destination.
The best way to learn about the history, folklore and architecture of Downtown Fredericton is to take a Guided Heritage Walking Tour! Follow a historically-costumed guide as you make your way through the Historic Garrison District, the Old Public Burial Ground, the Provincial Legislative Building and the Guard House. The tour also takes you past the former houses of well-known Frederictonians.
Available every day from July 2 to Labour Day at 10am and 2:30pm departing from City Hall. From September 5 to October 9 tours are available at 4pm daily.
If you want to explore the spookier side of Fredericton’s history, join a Haunted Hike for a lantern-lit tour! Led by a costumed guide, hear the lesser-known tales of the city that will send shivers down your spine. Brought to you by the Calithumpians, the Haunted Hikes promise light-hearted family fun. These tours are available from July 2 to September 3, from Monday to Saturday. Admission is priced at $15 per adult and $10 per child, so grab your family and experience this unique tour!Haunted Hikes
Embark on an educational tour through Odell Park's Old Growth Forest and immerse yourself in the knowledge of Wabanaki medicine keepers, Cecelia Brooks and her son Anthony. Learn insights into the local plants, their traditional medicinal properties and even discover their culinary uses. Additionally, listen while Cecelia shares Wabanaki stories as she preserves and advances indigenous values.
To book a tour, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-461-6806. Be aware that you need a minimum of 4 people for a tour, so bring your friends and family!
Looking for some nature adventure? Second Nature Outdoors has the perfect tours for you! Join the Sunrise Paddle Tour on Saturday mornings and paddle through the serene waters of Hartt Island Resort, witnessing a breathtaking sunrise that sets the stage for a magical morning. Finish it off with freshly brewed coffee and a baked treat from Lily Dipper Café to start your day the right way. On Friday afternoons, take the Sunset Paddle Tour and kayak to the mesmerizing convergence point of two rivers, the Oromocto River and the Wolastoq (Saint John River), where you can witness a captivating sunset that will leave you in awe.Second Nature Outdoors
Visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and uncover the hidden treasures within its exhibits with their drop-in tours! Join summer guides Ollie and Joelle on their daily tours offered between July 4 to August 25. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, there are tours available at 11am in English, followed by a tour at 1:30pm in French, and another tour at 3pm in English. On Thursdays, there is an English tour at 6pm, followed by a French tour at 7pm. On Sundays and holidays, there is a tour at 1pm in French and another tour at 3pm in English.Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Embark on a guided tour through the basement of Science East and uncover the chilling 1840s jail cells that once belonged to the former York County Jail in Fredericton. Listen as the guide delves into the history of the jail including the now-prohibited isolation cells and the chilling presence of serial killer Allan Legere, infamously known as the "Monster of the Miramichi," who once occupied these very walls.
On the same visit, you can enjoy their Science shows offered throughout the summer, exhibits such as the Planetarium, and the Outdoor Science Playground. Science East promises a jam-packed day of family-friendly activities!
We are happy to welcome back Wolastoq Boat Tours and their Public Boat Tours this summer! An excellent way to journey the beautiful sights of the Wolastoq (Saint John River)! Their boat has a capacity for 47 people and includes a bar to enjoy the view with a drink in hand. Participate in an unforgettable experience with friends and family! Children under 5 enter for free, and students and seniors have a reduced ticket price.Wolastoq Boat Tours
If you are looking to learn more about history, join a tour through the New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum in Minto! The museum houses Canadian's perspective of World War II through the display of nearly 600 artifacts from an internment camp in Ripples, NB. These carefully preserved items offer a vivid portrayal of the historical events. Admission is by donation during the summer.New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum
Indulge in a remarkable experience with Wolastoq Adventures and their traditional tours that present a truly unique opportunity to delve into the history and heritage of the Wolastoqiyik people while kayaking the Wolastoq (Saint John River). Learn the beauty of their traditional practices, listen intently to captivating stories and actively contribute to the preservation of this vibrant culture while paddling in a light-up kayak—the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada!Wolastoq Adventures Traditional Tours
If you are a nature enthusiast, you can learn more about the flora of the region with one of the tours offered at the Fredericton Botanic Garden! The Botanic Garden offers many different tours for all ages, so let your curiosity loose while exploring the gardens guided by professional conservationists and experts in the field. If you are craving a mix of art and nature, you can also experience the New Brunswick Literature Garden Tour with Stephen Heard, Word Feast and poets Jane Tims and Jordan Tretheway. Make sure you check out their website for specific tours, dates and times.Fredericton Botanic Garden
Perfect for a unique tour or a weekend getaway, soak in the mesmerizing views of the Wolastoq (Saint John River) on a sailboat tour offered by Beyond Expectations in Destination Nackawic. Beyond Expectations takes you on an unforgettable experience watching the sunset from the boat in a 2.5-hour excursion for up to 4 guests, so grab your closest friends, family and/or significant other and enjoy the breeze and landscape of the river!Beyond Expectations Sailing Tours
For groups of 15 or larger, you can have a guided tour through Kings Landing, a village that will take you back in time! Step into this charming village and witness life as it was 200 years ago with characters dressed in authentic historical attire. Not only will you learn about past ways of living, but also the history of the province and how Kings Landing came to be! Kings Landing is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, so come join a group tour or explore independently in a self-guided tour.Kings Landing
Step into the historical and architectural landmark of Christ Church Cathedral with guides Sophia Pacione and Alex LeBlanc. Built under the authority of Bishop John Medley and modelled after the church in St. Mary's, Snettisham, this cathedral is a National Historic Site and is considered the first Cathedral in North America.
Take advantage of the extended touring schedule, available in the summer from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays after worship until 4pm. Tours are by donation and offered in English, French and German.
Located in the scenic Mactaquac Provincial Park just 30 minutes away from Fredericton awaits an exciting adventure for children and grown-ups alike! The Great Canadian Beaver Pond Voyage is an engaging tour that offers a treasure hunt for everything from beaver-cut trees to witches’ brooms and ducks. To book a tour, make an appointment by calling 506-363-4747.Great Canadian Beaver Pong Voyage
Discover the history behind the New Brunswick Legislature by visiting the landmark building in Downtown Fredericton! Inaugurated in 1882, you can learn all the fun facts about both the building itself and the politics of the province through one of their tours! Explore the Council Chamber's second floor and discover a volume of John James Audubon's "Birds of America.” Tours are available during the summer on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.New Brunswick Legislature
Experience an exciting standup paddleboarding adventure with Sully's SUP Tours! For an hour and a half, join a scenic water-filled tour on the Wolastoq (Saint John River) led by a Paddle Canada certified instructor. Whether you are skilled or new to paddling, the instructor will ensure you feel confident and ready to hit the water and take in the stunning landscapes of Fredericton.Sully’s SUP Tours
Let us be your guide through the Fredericton Capital Region and enjoy our fun-filled tours that are designed to entertain and educate. Our amazing guides are eager to share stories that breathe life into the region's profound heritage and vibrant natural wonders. To further your inspiration and plan your trip, visit our website and blogs.