There are a few things you’ll want to experience during your first time in Moncton-Dieppe, like trying some of the best seafood in the world, heading “backwards” up Magnetic HIll, taking a whale watching tour, and more. Here’s a guide to Greater Moncton’s best experiences that you can’t miss during your first time here.
THE MUST SEES
From some of the greatest natural wonders of the world to centuries of history and modern treasures, the Moncton-Dieppe region has all kinds of indoor and outdoor adventures for anyone.
The Tidal Bore in New Brunswick Canada, occurs along the Petitcodiac River near Moncton & Riverview and is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is caused by the surging waters from the Bay of Fundy tides which are the highest tides in the world, that roar up the Petitcodiac River twice daily during the changing tides.
The home of the Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre offers detailed information and tourism expertise to guests. Take advantage of a variety of free services to enhance your travel experience, such as travel assistance and counselling, access to maps and tourism guides, information about events, attractions and festivals as well as free Wi-Fi.
Learn all about lobster fishing from a local, then indulge in a mouth-watering lobster feast aboard the roomy Ambassador.
Home to the warmest salt water in Canada, Parlee Beach is supervised, equipped with change houses, showers, recreations abounds and restaurant serving up local dishes
Discover Fundy National Park like never before . . . Whether you’re exploring our shores for the first time, or revisiting your favorite family getaway, expect the unexpected.
During low tide, visitors have seven hours where they can walk on the ocean floor to explore 2 km (1.2 mi.) of shoreline. At high tide, the water rises to fill the caves and turns the “flowerpots” into rocky islands! Walk the scenic trails, witness thousands of migratory shorebirds or kayak around the rocks. It’s no surprise that the Bay was the only Canadian contestant remaining in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest.
Magnetic Hill is an amazing natural phenomenon that has been baffling visitors for decades. Be amazed as you drive your car to the bottom of the hill – put it in neutral – and roll back uphill! Incredible!
More than just a bottle of wine! Sip award-winning wines, experience the historic 1867 restored property, vineyard, licensed patio, the million-dollar view, gift shop and B&B.
The Bay of Fundy is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, with tides rising as much as 16.3m (53 vertical feet) over a 12-hour period twice each day. Cape Enrage offers one of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon from its towering cliffs. It has been a light station and fog alarm since 1838 and the current light tower is over 140 years old.
THE BEST BITES
Atlantic Canada is known for its seafood, but you’ll also find everything from pub fare to craft brews and fine dining options from around the world.
Delicious signature pub-style dishes made in-house accompanied by a great selection of draft beer, creative cocktails or wine – all the makings of a great night out.
The taste of Asian authentic foods right here in town, Red Satay combines fresh ingredients, nutritious, warm service and original recipes to delight your senses with Asian comfort food. What’s not to love?
An extraordinary fine casual culinary experience featuring wine pairings in downtown Dieppe.
A downtown authentic Indian restaurant offering a taste of true Indian flavours.
Experience the soul of Ireland in the heart of downtown Moncton! Food for the body, drink for the spirit, music for the soul – a must-visit dining destination and entertainment magnet.
The Tide & Boar Gastropub is an award-winning pub named one of Canada’s Top 50 restaurants by Mclean’s Magazine, one of Canada’s Favourite Bars by Air Canada’s Enroute and featured on The Food Networks “You Gotta Eat Here” serving seasonal, fresh, local fare both on your plate and in your glass.
Tony’s Bistro is well known among locals, food publications, chefs and foodies alike as one of the best dining experiences and pastry showcases in Eastern Canada.
Superior service, sophisticated décor and delectable cuisine come together for a memorable meal at TRIIO Restaurant and Lounge. Choose from a wide variety of wines, beers and craft cocktails served with dinner.
Family-owned since 1969 serving authentic Italian & Greek dishes including some of the best pizza in Atlantic Canada.
Located in the heart of downtown, St. James’ Gate features a restaurant and bar with an amazing selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers, a boutique hotel and a premier event room all in one destination experience.
An award-winning casual microbrewery brewpub in downtown Moncton with draft on tap and seasonal offerings. Wood oven pizza, burgers, steak, salads. Daily and weekend specials menu.
Sophisticated, contemporary Italian dining inspired by the beauty, grace & elegance of the unforgettable Sophia Loren with a menu on tribute to her love for Italian cuisine. Experience traditional dishes with a modern twist that comforts the soul.
With a Four Diamond Restaurant status by AAA/CAA Little Louis’ offers fine modern French cuisine and artistry featuring local ingredients courtesy of Chef Pierre Richard.
Authentic California-style Mexican food incorporating the simple earthly ingredients of Northern Mexico with the subtle blending of spices and flavours of Californian cuisine.
Monk 10 Taproom & Fine Eatery is located in the heart of downtown Moncton, collaborating with local producers to create truly unforgettable dining experiences.
Enjoy the great outdoors and patio lifestyle where we serve good food and local craft beer. Join us and experience a taste of Moncton!
Handcrafted ales, a delicious menu, and fresh East Coast oysters in the signature warm and welcoming Gahan atmosphere.
An authentic Italian Grill and Bar offering a truly unique dining experience in the heart of downtown Moncton. Brick walls, rustic wood finishes, bustling open kitchen and wood fired oven make Güsto ideal for a casual relaxed meal.
A selection of French Acadian cuisine with a little twist of Cajun cuisine specializing in seafood from lobster, shrimp, scallops, oysters to salmon, haddock and halibut.
EAST COAST COMFORT
Your first time visit begins with an unforgettable stay in one of the many historic or modern hotels, suites, boutiques and B&Bs located throughout Moncton-Dieppe.
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