Fredericton for Beginners
Fredericton is a small town with the benefit of being a capital city that is also home to multiple post-secondary schools, which means there is always something going on. The downtown core, where NASH 79 will be taking place, is home to lots of great galleries, music venues and places to eat and drink. As the conference approaches, keep an eye out as we feature some of the best Fredericton has to offer as well as ideas of what you should bring with you on your trip to New Brunswick’s capital.
New Brunswick Legislative Building
It’s not quite the Peace Tower (shoutout to NASH 77) but the New Brunswick Legislative Building is actually about 40 years older than Ottawa’s landmark. Built in 1882, this building is definitely a spot worth checking out for those interested in politics or architecture.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Right next door to your hotel, the biggest art gallery in Fredericton features a variety of world-class art. From the Middle Ages to contemporary offerings, the newly-renovated Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers student discounts and is officially designated as New Brunswick’s provincial art gallery. For those of you who have been watching The Crown on Netflix, the sketches of Winston Churchill in episode 9 are part of the Beaverbrook’s collection!
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Open every Saturday from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the Boyce Farmers Market is a short walk from the hotel and is a great way to start the weekend. Boasting more than 250 indoor and outdoor local suppliers, the market is viewed as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets. From donairs to fresh produce, you can find it here.
This may not be the Queen Street that The Weeknd sings about, but Fredericton’s downtown street has it’s own claim to fame. Recognized as one of Canada’s great streets by the Canadian Institute of Planners, Queen Street will be your home for NASH 79 and is the hub of Downtown Fredericton. Full of coffee shops, boutique stores, restaurants and weather depending – a skating rink in Officer’s Square, this area of the city has all you could ask for.