Discover New Brunswick's Capital!
New Brunswick's capitol, city settled in 1732, is truly one of North America's most beautiful cities. Situated on the banks of the scenic Saint John River Fredericton offers over 70km of river front walking and biking trails, lush green spaces and numerous cultural and historic buildings. Downtown Fredericton offers a wide range of activities and events.
During the summer months enjoy free outdoor concerts, theatre and cinema, swim in the public swimming pool at queen square, or rent a kayak or bike and cruise along the Saint John River. On a rainy day, tour the legislature, science east, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery or check out the local art scene at the garrison district. Downtown is also home to many restaurants, pubs, bars and boutiques.
spend the night in a historic building
If you've always wanted to live in a Victorian mansion, here's your chance. Maggie Jean Chestnut is a beautiful, historic home that shares its space with the Renaissance College Faculty. It includes a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook meals.
Maggie Jean Chestnut is in the historic part of downtown Fredericton, a short walk from shops and attractions like the Boyce Farmers' Market. You're equally close to campus. It's an ideal location for getting the best of what UNB and Fredericton have to offer.
The 120 year-old home was built by the Chestnut family who's Chestnut Canoe Company was famous worldwide. Maggie Jean Chestnut graduated from UNB in 1927 and was a prominent member of the Alumnae Society. She was a strong advocate for the need of a residence for female students, and in 1949 Maggie Jean Chestnut became the first female residence at UNB.