Moncton is a quirky destination for many tourists in Canada. It has several attractions including taking your hire car to Tidal Bore Park where, if you are there at the change of tide, you will see the tidal bore make its way upstream on the Petitcodiac River. Moncton is the largest city in the Canadian state of New Brunswick and it’s close to the Bay of Fundy and the Acadian Coast. The city markets itself as a tourist destination based on several quirky factors. It has the warmest saltwater beaches on the eastern seaboard and attracts water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers.
Equally unusual is the Magnetic Hill site where a road, appearing to travel uphill, is actually going downhill due to an optical illusion. This local visual oddity has spawned many attractions such as the Magnetic Hill water park, the Magnetic Hill railway and a shopping centre built around the river wharf. The final unusual attraction is the river bore which rises on the Petitcodiac River when the Bay of Fundy is running to high tide. An up to two foot swell precedes the tide up the river.
Over 600,000 people flew into Greater Moncton International Airport last year from destinations as diverse as the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean, as well as several Canadian cities. Whilst overseas visitors may need to change at Newark for flights to Moncton, others fly into Toronto
and connect there.
It is difficult to get from the airport unless being collected by the shuttle buses so it is highly recommended to prebook a rental car in advance to receive the vehicle you require at the absolute best price.