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Moncton-Dieppe’s Must-See Attractions

There are so many things to see and do in the Moncton-Dieppe area that you’ll want to come back every year! To help you out, we’ve gathered some of the most popular attractions to see and experience during your stay with us. Better yet, use this list as a vacation itinerary to be sure to take advantage of everything we have to offer.

Akadi Lumina

Prepare to be dazzled and enchanted by the light, sounds, music, and nature of Akadi Lumina, a multimedia night walk through the history and culture of the Acadian people, brought to you by the incredible minds at Moment Factory. Located in Bouctouche, Akadi Lumina is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy, ending with a large campfire and live entertainment every night! The experience is presented in both French and English, and all are welcome to discover its wonders.

Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park

The Bay of Fundy, famous for producing the highest tides on Earth (up to 16 metres!) is a true marvel of the world. And there’s no better place to witness them than Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. Visitors can walk down to the ocean floor at low tide and explore the flowerpot rock formations and sea caves formed over thousands of years of erosion, and just a few hours later, the tide will have completely filled the shore with millions of gallons of water. This natural phenomenon is unique to Hopewell Rocks, and the amazing park interpreters can tell you all about it!

Magnetic Hill

Visiting Magnetic Hill, located on Moncton’s north side, makes for a perfect family day out. There are so many attractions and activities that it is essentially a four-in-one must-see attraction:

  • First, experience the location’s namesake, THE Magnetic Hill Illusion. Drive down the hill, put your car in neutral, and let the magic happen—your car will start to reverse back up the hill! You’ll have to see it to believe it!
  • Next, head to Magnetic Hill Zoo, a 40-acre park where you can view, appreciate, and learn about dozens of different types of animals from all over the world. Helpful tip: plan your visit earlier in the day to increase your chances of seeing the animals in action.
  • Spend a warm and sunny afternoon with the kids (or with friends!) splashing around at Magic Mountain, Atlantic Canada’s largest water park! You can visit the SplashZone and its many waterslides and play areas, and the FunZone, a classic amusement park featuring rides for all types of thrill-seekers.
  • End your day at the picturesque Magnetic Hill Wharf Village for some local shopping and a well-deserved meal at the restaurant. ​​They have something for everyone, but if you’re in the mood for seafood, you can’t go wrong with their lobster rolls, chowder, and so much more!

Shediac Lobster Festival

Get your claws on some delicious lobster in the Lobster Capital of the World! The Shediac Lobster Festival, held in July, is a true celebration of this iconic shellfish, drawing thousands of people from all over the world every year. This year, the festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary! For the occasion, the organizers are pulling out all the stops and promising their biggest event yet, from musical performances by local artists to a large amusement park and, of course, many opportunities to eat lobster, such as one of the most popular events, La Grande table. This event consists of a very long table set out in the middle of the town’s main drag where hundreds of people sit down to eat a lobster dinner together!

Tidal Bore

What if we told you that you can see a river completely reverse its flow, right here in Moncton-Dieppe. It’s not an illusion, it’s a tidal bore! The Petitcodiac River, which runs through the city, pours into the Bay of Fundy. But when the tide returns to the Bay, its power overwhelms the river’s current and creates a wave that runs back up the river. If you’d like to see it for yourself, be sure to check the tidal bore arrival times before heading out. Some great spots to watch it go by are the Bore Park and Holy Whale Beer Hall and Garden.


More like USVAaaaaaah. Total relaxation awaits just minutes from the city centre at USVA, a beautiful Nordic spa. Start by decompressing in one of two spacious saunas, dry or steamy, before resetting your body with a cold shower or dip, and finishing the treatment in the pool, by the fire or on the hammocks. Plus, if you’re feeling peckish, the in-house café also offers up delicious drinks and plates. Gorgeous views of the city included!

Fundy National Park

On the rugged coastlines of the Bay of Fundy sits Fundy National Park, one of the most treasured natural spaces in the province. About an hour’s drive south of Moncton-Dieppe, you’ll find over 30 amazing hiking and biking trails offering stunning coastal views, waterfalls, and forests where you can fully immerse yourself in nature and breathe in the fresh salty air. After a full day of adventuring, pop just next door to the quaint fishing village of Alma for a bite and some refreshments:

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