Explore Fredericton, New Brunswick
in 4 Days
As the province’s capital, Fredericton is filled with culture, history and a booming entrepreneurial atmosphere with new businesses opening in every corner, ready for you to explore. Here are some of the best places in Fredericton to visit this winter.
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DAY 1: Hit the Slopes
Crabbe Mountain | Central Hainesville
With the largest vertical in New Brunswick and some of the best terrain in Atlantic Canada, visiting Crabbe Mountain is a 10/10 recommended way to spend a day or even a weekend this winter. Whether you're a novice learning to ski/snowboard or a seasoned expert, there is no better way to enjoy the snow than a day on the slopes.
DAY 2: Touring Fredericton Area
The Charlotte Street Arts Center | Fredericton
Their studios feature different artists throughout the year, varying from film to painting, music to dance, photography to weaving, there is never a dull moment to visit the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. With a cafe and wood-fired pizza restaurant in the building, this is the perfect place for date night, teaching culture and arts to your kids, or shopping for art.
The Artisan District | Fredericton
Many artists at the Charlotte Street Arts Center have their items for sale at the Artisan District. By working so closely with many art organizations, there are over 60 amazing New Brunswick artists in this boutique. The Artisan District has everything from potters, painters and woodworkers to glass artists, textile artists and jewellers.
The Dandy Paint Lounge | Fredericton
Experience Fredericton's first and only paint lounge and event space. Whether you're in the mood to unleash your creativity independently or prefer guided classes to create a masterpiece, the choice is yours! Indulge in a variety of warm beverages from their café, and choose from a curated menu featuring wine and Picaroons beers and ales to enhance your paint-and-sip experience.
George Fry Gallery | Fredericton
This gallery is a part of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, NBCCD, and showcases craft and design work from their students, rotating different projects and mediums every few weeks. It is an exciting place to learn a new craft and an amazing place to visit and admire the art. They have a jam-packed schedule of exhibitions and upcoming events you won't want to miss. Be sure to stop by next time you want to take in some culture and see what is new at the George Fry Gallery.
Good Guys Golf | Fredericton
Welcome to New Brunswick’s only indoor mini-putt! With a half course of 9 holes and a bar that supports local brands, Good Guys Golf is the ultimate place to spend your evening. Their mini golf course has fun and innovative obstacles and challenges, and they also have a golf SIMULATOR! Stop by and practice to get back out in the “sun” and keep your skills sharp. At an affordable price and with great staff, this is a must for any time of year.
DAY 3: Getting Outside
Mactaquac Provincial Park | Mactaquac
Head out on a winter adventure as you explore the trails through cross-country skiing, fat biking, or snowshoeing. Experience the thrill of tobogganing down two groomed hills with your family. Skate across the frozen pond or follow the forest skate trail, winding through the trees.
You can enjoy all these activities when you come to winter camping, stay in their rustic shelters, or just visit for a day. Be sure to check out their available rentals and what activities are open before you come and enjoy this fun-packed provincial park.
Boulangerie Seoul | Fredericton
This new bakery cafe creates wonderful treats and has a fantastic aesthetic for enjoying their goodies. Leo and Sarah started this business in 2022 and have been loved by the community for their quality service and unique products. All of their treats are made in-house by the sheer genius of their chef.
They consistently update their menu with new items and present special limited-edition seasonal desserts and snacks that will make you eager to return every day. With a tempting selection including croissants, cakes, muffins, donuts, sandwiches, cookies, and various other mouthwatering treats, each visit promises a delightful experience for your taste buds.
DAY 4: Venture Grand Lake
Glamp Camp | Waterborough
This 90-acre wooded property is the perfect vacation from the stresses of life. Take in the forest and freshwater lake to recenter yourself. Sleep under the stars in domes that let you look upon the night sky as you fall asleep.
Each dome has its theme and private hot tub, perfect for a weekend getaway with your significant other or a fun getaway with your friends. Go for a hike or a snowshoe adventure on the trails throughout the grounds, and finish the day with a bonfire to warm up.
Greig Pottery | Gagetown
This business produces the essence of personal touch, with each piece made by hand from start to finish by the owner. Visit the open shop and studio year-round and see what products are being worked on and what they have in store for you.
With such a wide range of products from classic mugs, plates and bowls to less commonly found items for your home like bathroom sinks, tiles, and even lamps. This charming boutique is always a treat on the beautiful St. John River.
Thistle Hill Gift Shop SW | Codys
From jewelry, sweaters and bags to pillows, paintings, and wooden bowls, the Thistle Hill Gift Shop has it all. Do you need a one-of-a-kind gift made with love and care? Are the in-laws coming over, and you need something hand-made to impress them? Are you in the mood for a shopping spree but don’t know what for exactly? Go to Thistle Hill Gift Shop. It is filled to the brim with local products that can fulfill your every desire and whim.