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Explore Fredericton by Water!

Explore Fredericton by Water!

‘Water Way’ To Spend the Day!
If there is one thing Fredericton is well known for in the summer, it’s the humidity. Luckily, there are plenty of spots around this great city where you can get your soak on. Fredericton is nestled along the Saint John River, making it a perfect place to be when the temperatures soar. Whether you are into paddling, boating or even just getting your tan on; it’s all right here. How much fun could you have on the water in one day you ask? Let’s find out!

Tubing Down the River
We’re all a little lazy in the mornings, so what better way to start your day than a cup of coffee and a relaxing float down the Nashwaak River. Tubing companies like Nashwaak Tubing rent inflatable tubes and offer a care-free float down the tributary of the Saint John. Shuttle services are included and trips can last from 1.5-3 hours depending on the package. Enjoy the scenic views and float your way back just in time for lunch. For more tubing fun, check out Taymouth Tubing and John's Village Toobing!

Tubing down the river

Boat Tour along the Saint John River
After you’ve had a delicious lunch at the Lighthouse on The Green downtown, descend the staircase and hop on over to book a River Tour with Wolastoq Boat Tours. Spend two hours cruising up and down the historical river with spectacular views of the Legislative Building, Christ Church Cathedral and many more iconic buildings along the shoreline. Tours run seven days a week and are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students and free for children under 5. Group rates and private tours are also available. Now licensed, you can even enjoy a cold beverage under the sun.

Boat tour along the Saint John River

Kayak, Canoe and Paddle Board Rentals
Now that you’ve had a relaxing morning; it’s time to get yourself into shape. Head down to Second Nature Outdoors at the Small Craft Aquatic Center and rent a canoe, kayak or Stand Up Paddle board and get those muscles working. Paddle solo, or take a guided tour down the river and weave through the many islands where you might even spot a Bald or Golden Eagle. Hourly rentals are available for small crafts and scheduled tours depart Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm. Contact Second Nature Outdoors at 506-460-2260 for more information on paddle courses, guided tours and more.

Kayak, Canoe and Paddle Board Rentals

Fredericton Yoga 
After all that paddling, your muscles must be a little tired; you should always stretch after a good workout. What better way to stretch than a yoga class! Since you’re already on the water, why not join Second Nature Outdoors in their Stand Up Paddle Yoga classes. Channel your third eye and master the lotus position all with the added challenge of balancing on SUP.

Paddle Board Yoga

Of course Fredericton has much more water around than just that! Try hiking to some waterfalls; lounge on the Mactaquac beach, take the kids for a slide at Hartt Island Water Park, or do laps at one of our many outdoor pools. There is plenty of warm weather left, so get out there and make a splash!