(this day will depend on arrival time)
Arrive in Moncton for a choice of the following:
Take your foot off the brake and be amazed as your vehicle rolls uphill. Magnetic Hill is one of New Brunswick’s most visited attractions and is adjacent to a family water theme park and zoo.
Tidal Bore at Bore Park
Watch the Tidal Bore as the Bay of Fundy tides cause the Petitcodiac River to empty and fill twice a day. Depending on tide schedules, this venue could be worked into the daily schedule.
After viewing the Tidal Bore, walk along Moncton’s Main Street and visit one of our many unique and interesting shops. New Brunswick’s only Bay store can also be found at Highfield Square Mall, along with many other shops and services.
The Moncton Museum hosts various travelling exhibits as well as a permanent display that explores the history of Moncton from the time of the Micmacs to the present day. The Free Meeting House, located beside the Museum, is one of the city's oldest structures and is restored to its original 1821 style.
An interesting and varied collection of artifacts reflects the Acadian culture from 1604 to the present. Included is a book written by Samuel de Champlain, a huge painting of the Acadian deportation, the original Acadian Flag (1884), old Acadian newspapers, textiles and more.
Restored to its original 1922 elegance, the Capitol Theatre is one of only eight such historically restored theatres in Canada. A personal tour can be arranged for any number of people.
Champlain Place Shopping Centre
We now have shopping seven days a week. Champlain Place is Atlantic Canada’s largest shopping center, with over 160 shops and services, including Sears, Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Future Shop, Sobeys and Sportchek.
Your choice of one of the following:
McSweeney Co. Dinner Theatre
Enjoy the sights and sounds of favorite musical eras while interacting with interesting characters at Moncton's only year-round dinner theatre venue! Shows are designed as three act musical comedies to keep you laughing, singing and playing along with the characters.
Lobster Fishing Experience
Indulge in the ultimate lobster package. A boat ride and lobster meal are essential to a visit in Atlantic Canada. Learn to cook and crack your own lobster and then feast on the succulent dish while at sea. Located only twenty minutes from Moncton, Shediac is the "Lobster Capital of the World."
Depending upon the scenic route you choose, the following lists can be alternated to suit your preference and work around tide schedules. Each tour is a half to full-day adventure.
A step-on guide of the city of Moncton. This tour includes a look at the character of our buildings from the steadfast brick and stone of our historic landmarks to the woven intricacy of the steel and glass Blue Cross building. This tour can be arranged to suit your group’s preference and interests.
Memramcook (20 minutes)
Here you’ll find the Acadian Odyssey National Historic Site and Monument Lefebvre. If history isn’t what you’re looking for, go for a horseback ride through the lush countryside or take a tour and sample some unique fruit wines in the province’s leading apple winery at Belliveau Orchard.
Hopewell Rocks (40 minutes)
See where the Fundy tides (the highest in the world) have sculpted four-storey sculptures high from the cliffs. At low tide they look like flowerpots but at high tide they disappear, leaving tree-topped islands in their place. Depending on tide times, Hopewell Rocks can be worked into your schedule so that you can walk on the ocean floor and return a few hours later to see the same area covered by up to 40 feet of water.
National Parks (60 / 75 minutes)
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy, coastal cliffs and forested hills at Fundy National Park (75 minutes). You could also choose to walk on endless stretches of beach or watch grey seals resting on sandbars at Kouchibouguac National Park (60 minutes).
Le Pays de la Sagouine (40 minutes)
A recreated Acadian village where fictional characters step out of the pages of texts written by renowned Acadian author Antonine Maillet and onto an island of legends, music and theatre.
The whole cast of characters, accompanied by two house bands, will keep your fingers snapping, your feet tapping and your spirits light all through your visit.
Bouctouche (50 minutes)
This is your opportunity to experience the beauty of one of the last remaining great sand dunes on the northeastern coast of North America. The fragile ecology of the Irving Eco-Centre La Dune de Bouctouche is protected by a boardwalk, which also provides access to native plants, animals and birds.
Olivier Soapery (50 minutes)
After strolling along the boardwalk, you can take a free tour at The Olivier Soapery. This small, family-owned country soap shop is dedicated to the creation of quality herbal soaps that capture the fresh, natural charm of the eastern seaboard.
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre (50 minutes)
A four-storey lookout tower offers the best view of the Confederation Bridge, which joins New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Relax in the restaurant and enjoy spectacular views of the ocean or head out on one of our 13 kms (8 miles) of trails for some superb birdwatching or picture taking of the lighthouse on Jourimain Island. The Nature Centre could be your morning destination before heading over to Prince Edward Island for a day-trip.
Enjoy one of Moncton’s many fine restaurants or sidewalk cafés this evening, or take in one of the venues you may not have had a chance to visit on the first day.