12 Facts About Fredericton


Fredericton is the capital city of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

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An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse, a performing arts venue.

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Fredericton is an important and vibrant centre point for the region's top visual artists; many of New Brunswick's notable artists live and work there today.

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Fredericton has been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well, including Goodridge Roberts, and Molly and Bruno Bobak.

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Fredericton has a humid continental climate with short, warm summers and long, cold winters.

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Fredericton has a synagogue, a mosque, a Hindu temple, a Unitarian fellowship, and a Shambhala Buddhist meditation centre.

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The City of Fredericton won the "Judges Innovation Award" at the 2004 Canadian Information Productivity Awards due to their "Fred-eZone" free municipality wide Wi-Fi initiative.

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Fredericton has a long literary tradition, having been home to Jonathan Odell, Charles G D Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Francis Sherman.

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Writers living in Fredericton include Raymond Fraser, Herb Curtis, David Adams Richards, Mark Anthony Jarman, and Gerard Beirne.

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The former Fredericton Express and Fredericton Canadiens were American Hockey League teams.

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The rail trail system in Fredericton is part of the Sentier NB Trail system and some of these trails are part of the larger Trans-Canada Trail network.

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Fredericton is served by the Maritime Bus fleet which provides connections to points throughout Eastern Canada.

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