Fredericton is the original campus of UNB, dating to 1785, and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country with its red brick, ivy-covered Georgian architecture and lush landscape. Situated attractively on the banks of the Saint John River, Fredericton is New Brunswick’s capital city. The campus is small enough to be walkable, but it is built on a hill. The Congress venues are at comparable heights on the hill.
As the provincial capital, it is also the center for a variety of provincial and federal government agencies, and advanced education, research, and innovation. Its bustling sidewalk cafés, live entertainment nightly, theatre, sports, and festivals make downtown Fredericton a lively center and only a 10-minute walk from campus.
Parking is free in any of the staff, student or general spaces on campus during Congress.
Transportation to Fredericton
Fredericton can be accessed via car, bus or airline. There is no train service to Fredericton, however, you can reach Moncton or Miramichi by train and continue to Fredericton via bus.
Travel by Car
Fredericton is on New Brunswick provincial highway 2, which is approximately:
- a 3-h drive from Charlottetown, PEI
- a 4-h drive from Halifax, NS
- a 2.5-h drive from Edmundston, NB, at the Québec border
GPS Coordinates (closest parking lot to the Congress buildings): 45.94765775277395, -66.63800411222442
Travel by Bus
The Maritime Bus terminal is at 105 Dundonald Street, Fredericton. Click here for more information.
Travel by Air
Flight connections can be made via Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. The Fredericton International Airport is about 15 minutes from downtown Fredericton by car. Click here for more information on rental cars available at the airport.
Travel Within Fredericton
The Fredericton downtown core is a walkable area. The campus is about a 15-30 minute walk from the downtown core.
There are no ride-sharing companies operating in Fredericton, but taxis are available. The UNB Campus, the bus terminal, the Crown Plaza and Hilton Garden Inn are situated in Zone E. The Delta Hotel is in Zone I. The airport is in Zone A. Click here for the full fare map.
- Checker Cab – 506 450 8294
- Trius Taxi – 506 454 4444
All fares on Fredericton Transit are $2.75. The 16N runs from campus to downtown Fredericton and the 17S returns. The journey takes 15 minutes and the buses come every 30 minutes. There is a reduced service on Saturdays and no service on Sundays. Click here for the Fredericton Transit schedule.
Visa and International Travel
Please check the latest Government of Canada regulations for travel from your region. Click here for the Canadian Border Services website.