Moncton is located in the heart of the Maritimes and is accessible via highway, train or air transportation. Situated along the famous Tidal Bore Petitcodiac River, our city offers a perfect blend of waterside and urban charm.
- Population: 75,401.
- Metropolitan area population: 150,501.
- The only city in Canada to declare itself officially bilingual.
- More than 1.3 million people live within a 2.5-hour drive of Moncton.
- The Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is a 10-minute drive from the downtown core. It offers 7 direct daily flights to Toronto and is serviced by 3 major airlines (Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet) as well as seasonal carriers.
- Moncton boasts 30+ restaurants within a 5-minute walk from downtown.
- Greater Moncton has more than 2,800 hotel rooms, with the most competitive rate in the Maritimes.
- The total cost per day for a typical 2-person party travelling 250 km is 7% less than the Maritime average (Tourism Industry Performance Report 2013).
- 13 top NB attractions are located in Greater Moncton or within an hour’s drive of the city.
- Moncton offers more than 70 km of trails.
- Moncton is home to Magnetic Hill, a unique phenomenon where cars seemingly roll uphill when in neutral.
- CF Champlain, Atlantic Canada’s biggest shopping mall, attracts more than 9.9 million visitors each year.
- Since 2015, Moncton has added 31 large-scale outdoor art murals, created by local and internationally renowned artists.
Recognitions & Accomplishments
- Voted most polite city in Canada (Readers Digest).
- 2nd most cost-competitive city for business in Canada (KPMG).
- Among the Top 10 Best Places to do Business (Canadian Business Magazine).
- 5th most Business-Friendly City in North America (FDI Magazine).
- The Rolling Stones’ largest North American concert was held in Moncton in 2005.
- U2 held the last concert of their 360o world tour in Moncton.
- Moncton’s Magnetic Hill Concert Site welcomed the legendary rock band, AC/DC twice, in 2009 and in 2015.
- Moncton’s Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada is the only professional ballet company in Atlantic Canada.