2001 population: 47,560
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Fredericton is in York County, in the province of New Brunswick. It is on the St. John River. The city is the provincial capital.
The city was named for George III's second son, Frederick.
Former and merged community names include:
· Saint Anne's Point
Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution settled here in 1783.
Local festivals include:
· New Brunswick Highland Games & Scottish Festival - July 27-29, 2007
· Silver Wave Film Festival - Nov. 7-11, 2007
· Woolastook Bluegrass Festival - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fredericton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Killarney Lake, Fredericton Trail, Odell Park, Wilmot Park
Attractions: Fredericton Botanic Garden
Historic sites and museums: York Sunbury Museum, Historical Society Museum, New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Science East, Historic Garrison District, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, School Days Museum, Christ Church Cathedral
Colleges and universities: Saint Thomas University, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton, New Brunswick Community College
"Ah, Fredericton! That spot where Time lost his way and halted and could not rouse himself to move on..."
-- The Unknown Country: Canada and Her People