Enjoy the May long weekend with your family and friends and celebrate Victoria Day by heading out and exploring the exciting city of Moncton. Whether you want to go for a hike, take gorgeous photos, learn a new hobby, try out a new sport, or go to the zoo this Victoria Day weekend, the handy list below has 20+ things that you can do in Moncton.
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Grand Opening | The Rooftop at Dolma
Take the family out to attend the grand opening BBQ at the Rooftop at Dolma where the menu for the day includes: house-smoked meats, BBQ-style side salad, cornbread, baked beans, and dessert. Your first experience on the rooftop also gives you the opportunity to give back to the local community because $5 from each plate sold on this day will go directly to Food Depot Alimentaire to help with their efforts in the city.
Dolma Food, 251 St. George Street, Moncton
May 18, 2019 from 12 pm to 8 pm
$29 per person
Marche Moncton Market
Spend your Saturday morning during the May long weekend at the Marche Moncton Market. You will be able to chat with and buy from vendors who come to the market from all across New Brunswick with their fresh produce, crafts, premade meals, and much more. There is something for everyone at the market.
125 Westmorland Street, Moncton
May 18, 2019 from 7 am to 2 pm
Milk Paint Furniture Painting Basics Workshop
Learn how to use Miss Mustard Milk Paint and top coats to create amazing furniture at this workshop bring held at Front Porch Mercantile Moncton. There are 25 colours to choose from in this natural paint. So, you can pick up some paint after the workshop and start checking off your home décor to do list this long weekend.
179 Bonaccord Street, Moncton
May 18, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm
Creative Supply Photography Meetup
Meet up with other local photographers and take some photos or learn new skills at the Creative Supply Photography Meetup. You should be sure to bring your camera, a smile and be ready to take some wonderful evening photos.
Centennial Park, Moncton
May 18, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Let’s Try Tennis
If you would like to try out Tennis, head on over to Centennial Park this May long weekend. Tennis Moncton is hosting a Free Day to try tennis for kids and adults because they want to introduce this great game to over 500 people. There will be free instruction and equipment provided, so it is the perfect time for you to try out Tennis.
811 St George Blvd, Moncton
May 18, 2019. Times are: Families from 9 am to 12 pm, Adults from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Paint Your Own Piece with Fusion Mineral Paint
Do you have a piece of furniture that you would like to paint and you don’t know how to do it? Bring a small piece of your own to Front Porch Mercantile Moncton this May long weekend and you can learn how easy it can be to paint your own furniture. The staff will guide you from prep to finish and answer all your questions, share tips and tricks, but most importantly, you will have fun!
179 Bonaccord Street, Moncton
May 19, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm
Studio 54 & More Retro Video Dance Party with DJ John
Dance the night away with great Disco, Dance and New Wave music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s at the Pink Flamingos Cabaret/Lounge. Their ‘Happy Hour’ is from 10 pm to 11 pm with two domestic beers on sale and double bar shots for only $6.
234 St. George Street, Moncton
May 19, 2019 from 9 pm to 1 am
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Visit the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada this Victoria Day Weekend. You can see over 500 animals from over 80 species at the Magnetic Hill Zoo. The zoo was designed to be comfortable for all the animals that it home, including Amur tigers, leopards, lions, and lemurs.
125 Magic Mountain Rd, Moncton
May 17 to 20, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Adults: $12, Senior (60+) $11, Kids (4-12): $9, Family of four: $40
Pump House Brewpub
The Pump House Brewpub has become a local favorite for both its food and its beer. Cool off inside or sunbath while enjoying a meal on the outside patio. If you prefer to enjoy beer at home, you can also get your brew to go.
5 Orange Lane, Moncton
May 17 and 18, 2019 from 11 am to 2 am, May 19, 2019 from 12 pm to 12 am
A La Carte Pricing
Take the family out to Resurgo Place this May long weekend to one of Moncton’s family attractions. It is a small interactive museum that has many fun and amazing things to do. You can build a truck, launch a rocket, fly a plane, and test your building skills in a wind tunnel. The whole family will have a blast!
20 Mountain Rd. Moncton
May 17 and 18, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm, Closed on Victoria Day May 20, 2019
Adult (18+): $10, Senior (60+): $8, Youth (12-17): $7, Children (4-11): $5.00, Toddler (under 3): Free
Marche De Dieppe Market
Open year-round, the Marche De Dieppe Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. There are two floors of vendors from around Moncton and New Brunswick to check out and see what is in season. This market makes it super easy to shop local.
232 ch. Gauvin Road, Dieppe
May 18, 2019 from 7am to 1:30pm
Zip around the tree tops at TreeGo, which is located just outside of Moncton. There are courses for all skill levels and how fast you want to go. For 7 to 13-year-olds, there is a special area that was specially designed for them.
Centennial Park, 45 Centennial Beach Lane, Moncton
Check with business before booking
Adult: $38, Under 17: $32, Kids Course (7+): $23
The Tidal Bore is a must see when visiting or living in Moncton. This unique wave is created by the Bay of Fundy tides and happens twice a day. The wave can be up to 60cm tall. It is recommended to arrive about a half an hour early, as the Tidal Bore can take place earlier or later than the estimated time.
Kouchibouguac National Park
Escape the city by taking an hour drive to the Kouchibouguac National Park. The park is home to some of the warmest salt water in New Brunswick, which is great if you want to have an early beach day. The South Kouchibougac campground opens on May 16th, 2019.
National 186, NB-117, Kouchibouguac
May 17 to 20, 2019, contact park for camping times
Adult: $7.80, Senior: $6.80, Youth: free, Family/group: $15.70
Catch 22 Lobster Bar
Featured on the popular television show ‘You Got to Eat Here’, The Catch 22 Lobster Bar celebrates the sea by serving fresh seafood. You can enjoy lobster by the pound, maple salmon, crab cakes, and so much more.
589 Main St, Moncton
Contact the restaurant for Reservations
A La Carte Pricing
Sky Zone Glow
After dark, the lights turn off and the black lights turn on at Sky Zone. There will also be lasers and the music will be turned up when a DJ takes the stage. Sky Zone Glow takes place on Friday and Saturday nights. So, you should take the family out to ‘shine’ during the May long weekend!
40 Champlain Street, Dieppe
May 17 and 18, 2019 from 7 pm to 11 pm
$16.99+tax for 1 Hour / $20.99+tax for 2 Hours / $21.99+tax for the whole night
Tony’s Bistro & Patisserie
If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Tony’s Bistro & Patisserie is the place to head. This café started out as just a bakery but has grown to include a Bistro that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are still a lot of yummy sweet treats to pick from.
137 McLaughlin Drive, Moncton
May 17 and 18, 2019 from 7 am to 9 pm, May 20, 2019 from 8 am to 9 pm
A La Carte Pricing
East Coast Karting
Challenge your friends and family and see how is fastest at East Coast Karting. The karts travel up to 65km per hours when racing around the track. If you think you are the fastest, enter the mini grand prix races.
74 Babin Road, Dieppe, NB
May 17 to 20, 2019 from 11 am to 9 pm
Varies depending on activity and time
Irishtown Nature Park
Take a hike and explore a wide variety of habitats in the Irishtown Nature Park. The trails are great for running, walking and hiking. The park is also home to the Tankville School, which is a museum about one-room school houses.
1155 Elmwood Drive, Moncton
Every day from dawn to dusk
See The World’s Largest Lobster
A short drive from Moncton is “The Lobster Capital of the World”. Shediac is also home for the World’s Largest Lobster monument take you can climb on to take photos with or just take a closer look at a lobster.
229 Main Street, Shediac
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Magnetic Hill is a historic property that is also one of Canada’s Most Visited Natural Wonders. The hill naturally pulls cars uphill when the car is in neutral and the brakes are released. It is a lot of fun to experience this optical illusion, so you should take the family there during the May long weekend.
2846 Mountain Road, Moncton
May 17 to 20, 2019 from 11 am to 8 pm
Fundy National Park
Spend some time outside this long weekend with your family and hike through pristine forests or watch the world’s highest tides at Fundy National Park. There are over 120km of trails to hike if you are up for a challenge.
May 17 to 20, 2019 from 8 am to 7:45 pm
Adult: $ 7.80, Senior: $ 6.80, Youth free, Family/Group: $ 15.70
Jitter Bean Café
Relax with a cup of delicious coffee, or enjoy a late breakfast at the popular Jitter Bean Café during the May long weekend. Along with serving breakfast all day, this café is known for having delicious ethnic Korean food.
1690 Mountain Road Unit 103, Moncton NB
May 17, 2019 from 9 am to 8 pm, May 18, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm
A La Carte Pricing
Mapleton Park is a popular spot and has trails that extend from Mapleton Road to Gorge Road that take along 122 hectares of forests and open spaces. During the spring, the forests and trees will be in bloom. The park is pet-friendly so you can bring your furry friends to the park to enjoy the warm weather.
600 Mapleton Road, Moncton