During my trip to Moncton, I had the opportunity to travel with Julie from Sober Julie and Stacy from This Lil Piglet and their families. Together they had 6 kids with them which made for a really fun trip. Today I am sharing the family friendly activities in Moncton New Brunswick that we discovered during our visit.
It was so much fun seeing New Brunswick through the eyes of the kids. They had an amazing time and had each of the adults laughing along the way.
Magnetic Hill gives you the chance to experience an interesting phenomenon. You drive to a specific spot on the road and put your car in neutral. Your car starts moving on its own and moves up the hill to the end. When we did it we went up to 17 KM/Hour or 10.5 MPH. The Magnetic Hill is right next to a waterpark and the Magnetic Hill Zoo.
Shediac Bay Cruises
Head out on the water and learn about the local lobsters and dine on a lobster feast. The Shediac Bay Cruises is fantastic! The entire family will enjoy learning about the lobsters and checking out the bay.
Address -60 Pointe-du-Chêne, Wharf Road, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick
For current rates, cruise times and more check out the Shediac Bay Cruises website.
Watch the Tidal Bore
Twice a day you can watch the Tidal Bore roll through Moncton. There is viewing areas right near downtown. The high waters in the Bay of Fundy cause the Petitcodiac River to roll back upstream in one wave.
Visit Centennial Park
Boasting over 229 acres of scenic parkland. This urban park offers fun for the entire family. Take a swim and enjoy a man-made beach, hike, play tennis or try your hand at Lawn Bowling.
Resurgo is the home of the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Center. While visiting the museum you can float a boat, launch a rocket, walk on a giant map and learn about Moncton.
Address – 20 ch. Mountain Road, Moncton
For current admission rates and hours please check out the Resurgo Website
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Magnetic Hill Zoo features more than 400 animals including 100 indigenous and exotic species. They have African Lions, Great Horned Owls, Arctic Wolves, Zebras, Jaguars, and many other animals from around the world. Kids can enjoy feeding the deer and goats among other animals. There are interpretive displays with great information on the animals at the zoo. There is also a large playground for kids to enjoy.
Address – Follow the signs to Magnetic Hill the zoo is in the same complex
The zoo is open from the first week of April until Late October seven days a week from 9 am until dusk. Winter openings start in March depending on the weather.
You can find out more about the zoo on the Magnetic Hill Zoo Website.
Located about 40 minutes from Moncton Hopewell Rocks is a fantastic spot for the entire family. During low tide, you can walk along the see floor and check out the rock formations. The tide rises up to 46 vertical feet around Hopewell Rocks.
Address – 131 Chemin Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape
You can find out the times for low and high tide on the Hopewell Rocks Website.
We found so many great things to do in Moncton. We could have easily spent our entire week exploring this great part of New Brunswick!
We were in New Brunswick on a press trip. All opinions expressed are our own.