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Fredericton

City life

Fredericton | New Brunswick's capital city

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The City of Fredericton

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Posted by University of New Brunswick Future Students on Thursday, October 27, 2016


Nearly 13,000 students from around the world choose to study in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city. With a total population of 55,000, the large student population keeps the city vibe young and vibrant. This beautiful and historic capital city has a lively downtown with everything you need. It's safe, accessible, and student-friendly.

Your new home


Fredericton really embraces its student population. In addition to student discounts at many local businesses, the city also hosts a welcome-back BBQ in Officer's Square every September for new and returning students. 

UNB's Fredericton campus is in the heart of the city with the down-town core only a 10-minute walk away. 

Where to eat

Fredericton has amazing restaurants and cafés. From sushi and Indian to East Coast pub fare, you'll have lots of favourites to share with visiting friends and family. Check out a list of Fredericton restaurants here.

Things to do


The downtown Fredericton Farmers Market is a Saturday tradition for locals and visitors. Each week over 200 vendors set up to showcase a tempting variety of fresh meat, garden vegetables, home-baked goods, maple syrup, flowers, jewelry and more. Fredericton also has a vibrant cultural scene with various art galleries, music and theatrical performances. 

Spring and summer favourites:

  • free outdoor concerts
  • outdoor movie screenings
  • festivals like Freddy Beach RibFest and FredRock 
  • rent canoes/kayaks
  • bike or hike over 80 km of trails
  • golf at one of our three golf courses
  • grab a coffee at a sidewalk café
  • hit the beach (Killarney beach is a 10-minute drive away)

Fall and winter favourites: