Greater Moncton Area Attractions 

The Greater Moncton Metropolitan Area which includes the City of Dieppe, the Town of Riverview and other outlying rural areas, has a population service base of 171,608 people as of 2022. (Statistics Canada) 

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, is all within an hour’s drive away. Halifax which is Atlantic Canada’s other major urban destination is approximately 2.5 hours away.  

Greater Moncton boasts several major attractions of its own including:

Avenir Centre– A $103 million indoor event centre built in the downtown 

Champlain Place-largest indoor shopping center east of Montreal 

Magic Mountain Water Park– Atlantic Canada’s largest waterpark 

Parlee Beach Provincial Park-which is the warmest saltwater beach north of Virginia 

Moncton also draws people to its’ Petitcodiac River-which has a tidal bore caused by a powerful rising tide wave go past its shores

Magnetic Hill-where cars are set in neutral at just the right spot which causes the appearance of the vehicle rolling uphill.

Magnetic Hill is also the site of Atlantic Canada’s leading Zoo 

Moncton has 2 Universities one English-Crandall University- and one French-The University of Moncton. 

Mount Allison University-Canada’s Premier Undergraduate University is an approximate 30 minute drive from Greater Moncton