New Brunswick’s transportation hub is a vibrant city, one of the country’s fastest growing, and deemed the Most Polite city in Canada by Readers ‘Digest.
Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation you’ll quickly find that Moncton is an amazing destination for individuals and families who love food and adventure, and because New Brunswick is officially bilingual, a visit to Moncton is truly a lesson in culture, as you observe the locals switching effortlessly between French and English.
The nice thing about travelling in a small city is that everything is compact and accessible, and you are certainly spoilt for choice in Moncton, extending a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars along its Main Street. For delicious pub food and great live music, The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse is worth a visit. For gourmet pub grub, try The Tide & Boar Gastropub, named one of Canada’s Top 50 restaurants by McLean’s Magazine. Finally, if you’re a seafood lover, visit Catch-22 Lobster Bar, featured on The Food Network Canada show, You Gotta Eat Here!
For a home-cooked diner-style meal, make your way over to The Homestead. It’s not within walking distance of downtown, but if you can find your way to the suburb of Riverview, you’ll dine like the locals, with generous platters of home-cooked food, home-baked bread and pies, and warm, friendly service.
In the summer months, you’ll love Magic Mountain Water Park. With overwhelmingly positive reviews on Trip Advisor, Magic Mountain Water Park offers a wonderland of tubes, pools and watersides suitable for families of all ages.
Just 30 minutes north of Moncton, you will find Parlee Beach Provincial Park, one of North America’s finest sandy beaches, with the warmest salt water north of Virginia. You will be amazed at the variety of activities offered, including a supervised swimming beach, volleyball, football, sand-sculpture competition and daily schedules sports activities.
For lovers of the outdoors, you’ll discover stunning hiking, kayaking and nature experiences at The Hopewell Rocks. Here you’ll witness in action the highest tides in the world, that have carved the cliffs into distinctive sandstone coves. During periods of low tide, you can walk 2 km of beach and explore several coves filled with these flowerpot rocks. At high tide, you can kayak through the arches!
Forty minutes from Hopewell Cape is Fundy National Park, one of Canada’s only 15 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Fundy National Park is one of the Marine Wonders of the World with tides rising as much as 16.3m (53 vertical feet) over a 12-hour period, twice each day. The Park showcases a rugged coastline which rises up to the Acadian Highlands featuring more than 25 waterfalls
You’ll also want to pay a visit to the Moncton Farmers Market, featuring fresh produce, spectacular baked goods, ethnic and local cuisine that will no doubt inspire you to make the most of your fully equipped kitchen.