During the winter, Fredericton becomes covered in a blanket of snow. Snow doesn’t stop the fun around the city, it adds to it. Here are just 15+ things to do this winter in Fredericton.
Dress warmly and head outside at Atlantic Canada’s Largest Winter Celebration. Fredericton Frostival is packed with live music, outdoor family fun, crafting, food, sports and so much more. This year there are over 100 events for visitors and locals to take part in.
January 16 to February 2, 2020
11 Carleton Street, Fredericton
Dine Around Freddy
Dine Around Freddy will treat your taste buds with several carefully crafted three-course dinners at participating Fredericton restaurants for just $31 per person! Choose from any of the participating restaurants and book directly with the restaurant or ask for the Dine Around menu if you visit these establishments without a reservation.
January 16 to February 2, 2020
Various restaurants, Fredericton
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Centre Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries. This screening features the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all. Details
January 24 & 25, 2020
Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton
$20 to $90
Shivering SongsThis popular winter music festival brings together musicians from across Atlantic Canada. The highlight of the event are the performances at The Wilmot United Church. The Bluegrass Brunch at the Boyce Farmers Market is a cannot miss event.
January 29 to February 2, 2020
877 Union Street, Fredericton
$20 to $90
Fredericton Craft Beer Festival
This year’s Fredericton Craft Beer Festival will be the largest gathering of East Coast Beers. The event will feature over 200 craft beers, ciders and meads from more than 60 locations across the East Coast.
March 6 to 7, 2020
Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, Fredericton
$60 to $75
Outdoor Ice Skating
Officers’ Square: Once the weather is cold enough, Officers Square is the best place to be for winter fun. The outdoor skating rink is only for skating, no hockey games on this ice.
575 Queen Street, Fredericton
Queens Square: During 2019, Queens Square had a face lift, which included adding an outdoor skating rink that opens once the temperatures are cold to keep the ice surface frozen.
Aberdeen Street, Fredericton
Islandview Park: All winter long, Islandview Park’s outdoor skating rink is open
Islandvie Drive, Fredericton
Mitch Clarke Park: Once the temperatures drop, the outdoor skating rink in Mitch Clarke Park opens. The rink stays open until the warm weather arrives in the spring.
116 Johnston Ave, Fredericton
Go skating in one of Canada’s Best Old Growth Forest this winter. The Odell Park trails are groomed for cross-country skiing all winter long.
Waggoners Lane, Fredericton
Crabbe MountainTake a drive and have a fun day of snowboarding and skiing at Crabbe Mountain Ski Resort. Crabbe Mountain is ‘the place’ to be for winter fun, with a total of 32 alpine trails and glades to pick from. There are also over 30km of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails to explore.
50 Crabbe Mountain Road, Central Hainesville
Killarney Lake Park
All 20km of the trails in Killarney Lake Park are open all winter long and take you around the lake and through the beautiful evergreen forests. The trails are multi-use, welcoming winter walkers, snowshoers, and skiers.
1653 St. Mary’s Street, Fredericton
Mactaquac Provincial Park
A short drive from the city is a winter wonderland called Mactaquac Provincial Park. Pack your toboggan and dress warmly because it is going to be a fun day in the snow. There are lots of great hills to go sliding down. You can also enjoy winter camping, outdoor skating at the 1-acre pond, cross-country ski on 7 km of groomed trails or snowshoe at various locations in the park. Fat bikes are available for rent at the park, and complimentary cross-country skis and snowshoes are available courtesy of the Friends of Mactaquac . You can even take a horse-drawn sleigh ride for a magical winter treat (reservations required, 506-328-7030).
1265 Route 105, Mactaquac
Oakland Farm & Lodge
Oakland Farm celebrates the snow and winter with sleigh rides. The sleigh ride will have you gliding down the trails around the farm and lodge. Do not worry if you have hay or straw allergies, they do not have either on the seats.
65 Oakland Farm Ln, New Maryland
The Capital Complex
Enjoy craft beer & cocktails at Fredericton’s well-known Capital Complex and take in enjoy local, national, and international music. Details
362 Queen St, Fredericton.
Enjoy a live show at the theatre. From ballet and musicals to concerts by famous artists, there are plenty of events taking place at the theatre to warm up the winter season. Details
686 Queen Street, Fredericton
Enjoy some delectable, sweet treats as you wait for spring at one of the many sugar bushes located across New Brunswick. You can tour the forests, see how the clear sap is made into golden maple syrup, try taffy on the snow or stay warm inside a camp and enjoy a maple-themed meal. Details
The Purrfect Cup – A Cat Cafe
Warm up with a cup of coffee and make some four-legged friends at New Brunswick’s first cat cafe. Enjoy a warm drink and snack before or after spending time with the cats. All the cats that you meet at The Purrfect Cup are adoptable.
580 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton
Red Oven Eatery
Known for having the Best Calzone on the East Coast, the Red Oven Eatery has been proving that fast food can taste good. Their calzones take under 3 minutes from order to table. They also offer artisan flatbreads, soups and salads if you do not feel like having a calzone.
900 Hanwell Road, Fredericton
Enchanted Woods Play Cafe
Visitors can warm up or stay warm at this indoor playground cafe. The Enchanted Woods Play Cafe offers grab-and-go snacks and warm drinks. Younger guests love the 2,600 square foot play area.
605 Prospect Street, Unit 407, Fredericton
Where else could you go bowling, enjoy craft brews and great food than The Drome. The Drome features 8 taps serving up Trailway drafts. Enjoy snacks and a round of bowling or relax in the lounge with some friends.
301 Main Street, Fredericton
Science East Science CentreLearn something new on a snow day at Science East. Science East features over 150 compelling hands-on science exhibits exploring how the world works.
668 Brunswick Street, Fredericton
How good are your problem and puzzle-solving skills? Find out in one of No Escape’s three themed escape rooms. The game will get your adrenaline pumping even while the snow is falling outside.
418 Queen Street, Fredericton
Kingswood Entertainment Centre
Spend a snow day at Atlantic Canada’s Largest Family Entertainment Centre. Kingswood Entertainment Centre features a 45-foot long inflate obstacle course, laser tag, arcade games, bowling and much more. There are also 25km of groomed cross country skiing trails to explore.
21700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell
Spend a day being creative without having to clean up a mess at the Clay Cafe. Take your pick from over 300 pieces and create a masterpiece, no experience necessary.
356 Queen Street, Fredericton
Warm up and strengthen your muscles in the Modo Yoga Studio. Modo Yoga uses a series of traditional yoga positions in a heated room. There are 10 classes to pick from to fit your fitness and health goals.
440 King Street, Fredericton