Looking for things to do in Moncton, New Brunswick? Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt will take you from the City Hall to Resurgo Place, while also stopping by Riverfront Park of course!
Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. You’ll also learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.
- Bore View Park
- Riverfront Park
- Resurgo Place
- Capitol Theatre
- City Hall
- Municipal Court
- Moncton Market
- Parc des arts du Sommet
- Moncton Events Center
- Théâtre l’Escaouette
- Aberdeen Centre
- Boar View Park
- And much more!
Indeed, we’ve visited Moncton, NB, several times since 2000. It was in the summer of 2018 that we tested this tourist scavenger hunt.
- Starting point: Marriott Beausejour, 750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6, Canada
- Distance: 3 km / 1.86 mi
- Duration: 2h – depending on your walking speed and puzzle-solving time.
- Method: Walking is ideal
- Required: Fully charged smartphone with internet access.
- Bottle of water
- Local map
Moncton is in New Brunswick’s southeast along the Petitcodiac River. It is in the center of Canada’s Atlantic provinces and is often referred to as “the hub” because of its easy access to ports, railways, airports, and highways leading both into the interior of the continent and out across the Atlantic.
It is the most populous city in New Brunswick when you count its metropolitan market, which includes the cities of Dieppe and Riverview.
Its origin goes back to a small Acadian village, before their deportation in 1755 to Louisiana. The village was then empty until 1766 when 8 families arrived to cultivate the region. The city is named after Lieutenant-Colonel Monckton who led the capture of Fort Beauséjour in 1755.
It was incorporated as a village in 1855 but lost that status in 1862 when shipbuilding techniques changed for steam rather than sailing and moved elsewhere. It became a village again in 1875, and then a city in 1890.