Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Fredericton is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John.
Fredericton High School is the oldest English High School in Canada and was established in 1785.
There is archaeological evidence of a camp in the area 12,000 years ago, and Maliseets farmed several kilometres upriver.
The Saint John River runs through Fredericton, with most of the city’s post-war suburban development occurring on the gently sloping hills on either side of the river.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Fredericton was 38.9 °C on 18 August 1935. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C on 19 January 1925.
Willie O’Ree was the first person of colour in the National Hockey League, he hails from Fredericson.
Fredericton’s average population density is 1,237 residents per square mile.
Fredericton was named after the second son of England’s King George III.
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.
Fredericton is known as the ‘city at the edge of nature.
The Estimated population of Fredericton is 58,220.
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.
Fredericton is the Poet’s Corner of Canada. The city is the birthplace and home of the esteemed poet’s like Bliss Carmen, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, and Francis Joseph Sherman.
Other Nicknames for Fredericton include “Freddy”, “Celestial City”, “City of Stately Elms” and the tongue-in-cheek “Freddy Beach” given Fredericton’s frigid winters.
Frederiction is twinned with Gangnam-gu, South Korea.
At an altitude of about 17 m (56 ft) above sea level, Fredericton is nestled in the Pennsylvanian Basin.
The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists.
Fredericton is home to historical heritage sites including Christ Church Cathedral.
Fredericton has also been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well, including Goodridge Roberts, and Molly and Bruno Bobak.