Fredericton – Why Go Fredericton?

Fredericton has been my home since 1975, yep I’m a 70’s child, that means I’ve seen a lot of amazing changes in the Capital Region over that past 45 years…whoa 45? do I really turn 45 this year? Alright, let’s get past that…I’m still very vibrant and active in our community and I’m proud to call Fredericton Home.  Enough about me…let’s dive into Fredericton and its surrounding areas.

New Brunswick’s Capital Region

Fredericton wasn’t always the chosen capital of New Brunswick, back in April of 1785 the capital was moved from the port city of Saint John up the Saint John river to what is now Fredericton.

Fredericton is New Brunswick’s third largest city but it encompasses a rather large area when you look at what we call the Capital Region, which includes towns like Oromocto, Nackawic, Minto and villages such as New Maryland, Harvey and even Rural Communities like Hanwell.  Fredericton’s Capital Region is vast and diverse, we have light industry, agricultural lands, forestry, a large military training base and of course many levels of government. Fredericton is also home to two of the oldest Universities in all of Canada.  Fredericton is a hotbed for entrepreneurs and local start-ups too.  Companies like Hot Spot Parking, Radian6 (now Salesforce), Stash Energy Solutions, Acreon and many others got their start right here in Fredericton.

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