Cities, Towns & Villages

Big City Living and Small Town Life

We may be known for our natural beauty, parks and beaches, but a visit to the bustling cities and picturesque villages found across the province is a must for anyone vacationing in New Brunswick. 

Shop for French-inspired goods in Moncton and Dieppe, two of our great urban centres, or watch world-class performances at Casino New Brunswick and Capitol Theatre. Family vacations in these cities are a blast thanks to Magnetic Hill Zoo and Magic Mountain Water Park. 

Our provincial capital, Fredericton, is best known for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Historic Garrison District and activities along the St. John River, which flows through the city. 

Culinary delights await at the City Market in the port city of Saint John, while history and culture meet at the New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Arts Centre. 

Our many towns and villages offer small-town charm, unique culture and authentic cuisine. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in history and heritage, a visit to New Brunswick’s smaller communities is a must. 

Cities & Towns Trip Ideas for You

Our cities, towns and villages have plenty of options for a family vacation you’ll never forget. You'll find everything from kids-only activities to adventures the whole family can experience together. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Aqua Adventure
A day of kids-only fun at the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan nurtures children's passion for sea creatures. Mom and dad will have just as much fun exploring the aquarium on their own or enjoying a seafood lunch next door.

Giddy Up
Be the star in your own wild west show at Festival Western in Saint-Quentin, where you’ll learn to ride a horse like the pros. Everyone can join in the fun as experts teach you the basics of riding. Follow it with a visit to the rodeo and cheer on your favourite cowboy!

Water Park Fun
If the weather is hot and steamy, pack towels and sunscreen and head out to Magic Mountain Water Park in Moncton. There are big rides for the brave of heart, a wave pool and even a lazy river. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with the kids!

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Urban Centres at Nature's Doorstep

New Brunswick is home to eight cities, meaning you can enjoy a wide range of unique experiences in our friendly and safe urban centres.