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6 Tours you NEED to check out!

6 Tours you NEED to check out!

Sometimes the best way to get to know a place is by being part of a guided tour. With Fredericton’s rich history, amazing trails and river right in our backyard, then add to that a vibrant food & drink culture, it’s no wonder we all want to tell people about it!  So with much deliberation, I’ve picked the “Top 6” tours that you really need to take in, whether you’re a local or a visitor to our fair city.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery Tour  - approx time: 1 hour
703 Queen Street | Admission: $10: adult, $8:senior, $20:Family, Children 6 & Under: Free, Student: $5 | Tours offered to small & large group. Must be booked in advance by calling (506) 458-8545
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Maxwell Aitken), features works by Canadian and British artists and a unique sample of works from international artists. The Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of works from its own collection as well as works and exhibitions on loan from other institutions. This year is a year of renovation and renewal at the Gallery, and a great opportunity for you to see all the exciting changes within its walls and still to come!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Haunted Hikes – approx time: 1.5 hours
Tours start at: 796A Queen Street | Price: $14 adult, $9 child | Start time: 9pm (arrive at 8:45pm)
This lantern lit tour is one of my favourites. I always enjoy a good ghost story, and the Calithumpians do it with spine tingling creepiness with some hilarious anecdotes thrown in for good measure; these great actors also speak in the first person, giving it an air of spooky realism! Don’t be surprised to meet a few Fredericton “ghosts” along the way!

Haunted Hikes

Voyageur Canoe Tour - approx time: 2 – 3 hours
Tours start at: 63 Brunswick Street | Price: $35 per person| Saturday & Sundays, 1:30pm | Reserve: 460-2260
Get up close and personal to the Saint John River with a leisurely float on the Saint John River.  The folks at Second Nature Outdoors, located at the Small Craft Aquatic Centre,  will give you the scoop on the flora, fauna and history of the river, as you make your way back to the aquatic centre and take in the gorgeous views of the city by water (and let’s not forget the islands!).  Here’s the cool part: you get to ride in a Voyageur Canoe, which fits 14 people! (minimum number is 6, so if there is not enough people you get to canoe). The shuttle to Hartt Island is included in the price of the tour.

Voyageur Canoe Tour

Guided Heritage Walking Tour  – approx time: 1 hour
Tours start at: City Hall, 397 Queen St. Except the 5pm tour which starts at the Guard House, Barracks Square | Start time: 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm
Get to know the history and folklore of Fredericton’s most historic sites as you stroll through the downtown with a costumed guide. You never know what this building or that site was used for back in the day! Three different tours offered daily, visit our website to find out more.

Guided Heritage Walking Tours

Uncorked Tours : Wine & Cheese Tour and Fredericton Brewery Tour– approx time: 5  hours each
Pick up at various Fredericton hotels, 12-5pm
Want to learn more about the growing craft wine & beer industry in Fredericton? Uncorked Tours can help with that! They offer a Wine & Cheese tour (5 hours) where you will visit 2 wineries and sample some great New Brunswick cheeses! The Fredericton Brewery tour (5 hours) will take  you to at least 4 different breweries in the Fredericton area. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon, right? Book online and as early as you can as space fills up!

Uncorked Tours

Taste this! Food Tours
July 12 – September 30, 1pm departure from City Hall, 397 Queen Street
Go on a tasting adventure! Tantalize your taste buds with “The Urban Foodie” food tour! Walk the downtown and discover our growing craft brewery industry, enjoy a riverside view on a terrace and of course, sample some delectable food and hip, up and coming resto stops unique to Fredericton. Check their website for tour details.

Don’t feel like you have to go it alone in Fredericton, there’s always a tour to take you to an interesting spot.