Moncton, New Brunswick in over a century of economic growth, has built a multi-lingual, vibrant cultural community life around its geographical advantage of “ you can get there from here”, when referring to the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada.
Moncton has been known as Greater Moncton to incorporate the rapidly growing City of Dieppe on the eastside of the City of Moncton along the Peticodiac River’s north side in Westmorland County, and the ever expanding Town of Riverview, NB across the brown banked, tidal River in Albert County; which is now known as Metro Moncton. Metropolitan status reflects Moncton regions growing population service base of over 150,000 population in a geographic area comprising the two counties and Kent County, which borders Moncton’s northern perimeter.
Greater Moncton is located at the geographic centre of the Maritimes and acts as an anchor point during visits to the Southeast region of New Brunswick. From Fundy National Park on the Bay of Fundy (home to the highest tides in the world) to Kouchibouguac National Park (home to the warmest salt water beaches north of Virginia. It’s all within an hour’s drive.
Greater Moncton boasts several major attractions of its own including:
Champlain Place – The largest single story shopping mall in Canada east of Montreal
Crystal Palace – An indoor amusement park next door to Champlain Place
Magic Mountain – A large water theme park located next to Moncton’s world famous Magnetic Hill tourist attraction
Moncton also draws people eager for a glimpse at its Petitcodiac River tidal bore, a phenomenon that sees a powerful rising tide create a tall wave, and for Magnetic Hill, where cars set in neutral at just the right spot will roll uphill. Magnetic Hill is also the site of the city’s zoo.
Moncton has an active French-speaking Acadian population. The University of Moncton is a major French language university. Moncton is also the home of Crandall University, a Christian liberal arts and science institution.