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Fredericton is the capital of the New Brunswick province, located in York Sudbury County, Canada. Fredericton is also nicknamed by the locals The City of Stately Elms, The Celestial City and Freddy Beach. Its motto is the Latin "Fredericopolis, silvae filia nobilis", meaning "Fredericton, noble daughter of the forest". Before the European settlement, Fredericton was used by the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet nations for farming. The first European receiving a land grant in the area was Joshua J. Mahoney, in the late 17th century. In present, Fredericton has about 56,000 residents and an area of 131 square kilometers. If you plan visiting it, do not miss the following points of interest that most tourists love in the city.
Top Attractions within Fredericton
Beaverbrook Art Gallery is located in Fredericton, on the shores of the Sain John River. This is a small art gallery, but despite this, it has some very valuable collections of Canadian and international artists. It was founded in 1958 by Lord Beaverbrook and built in the same year in Fredericton, as a gift from him to the province where he grew up. The most famous work that you can admire in this Fredericton gallery is Salvador Dali's Santiago el Grande.
York Sunbury Museum, also known as the Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934, to work as the historical museum of the city. If you want to learn more about the history of Fredericton and to admire artifacts and memorabilia of those who settled the town centuries ago, take a guided tour and you will be amazed.
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is a traditional event held each year in Fredericton. This festival celebrates blues, jazz and world music. The first time it was held in 1991 and through the years it became the most important music festival of the city, attracting thousands of visitors to town.