Fredericton, the Capital of New Brunswick

Fredericton, the Capital of New Brunswick

Fredericton is the capital city of the province of New Brunswick, Canada. With a downtown of only 16 blocks, this picturesque capital city provides the benefits of a larger city while still being affordable. Fredericton is strategically located on the Saint John River and is within a day's drive of Halifax, Toronto, and New York City. Fredericton is a center for information technology, engineering, and environment industries, and is home to two universities and a variety of training colleges and institutes.

Location of Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton is located on the banks of the Saint John River in central New Brunswick.

See Fredericton Map

Area of City of Fredericton

131.67 sq. km (50.84 sq. miles) (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Population of City of Fredericton

56,224 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Date Fredericton Incorporated as a City


Date Fredericton Became the Capital City of New Brunswick


Government of City of Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton municipal elections are held every four years on the second Monday in May.

Date of the last Fredericton municipal election: Monday, May 14, 2012

Date of the next Fredericton municipal election: Monday, May 9, 2016

Fredericton's city council is made up of 13 elected representatives: one mayor and 12 city councilors.

Fredericton Attractions

  • New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Historic Garrison District
  • King's Landing Historical Settlement
  • Science East
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery
  • Trans Canada Trail

Weather in Fredericton

Fredericton has a moderate climate with warm, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters.

Summer temperatures in Fredericton range from 20°C (68°F) to 30 °C (86°F). January is the coldest month in Fredericton with an average temperature of -15°C (5°F), although the temperature can dip to -20°C (-4°F). Winter storms often deliver 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) of snow.

City of Fredericton Official Site

Capital Cities of Canada

For information on the other capital cities in Canada, see Capital Cities of Canada.