About Moncton

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.

Moncton Statistics:

  • 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.