- City Guide - Moncton
Welcome to Moncton – Canada’s most polite and honest city!
Moncton is located in Westmorland County, in southeastern New Brunswick. It has a population of over 69,000 people, as well as the fifth fastest growth rate of all the metropolitan areas in Canada. Situated in the Petitcodiac River Valley, it lies at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. Moncton is nicknamed "Hub City" because of its location - and also because it has historically been the railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes.
Although the area was originally settled in 1733, Moncton is considered to have been officially founded in 1766 with the arrival of Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia, but was not incorporated until 1855.
Although in the past the economy of Moncton was traumatized twice, the city was able to rebound strongly on both occasions. At present the city's economy is stable and diversified, and is primarily based on transportation, distribution, retailing, education, health care, financial, information technology and insurance sectors. The strength of the economy has received national recognition and the local unemployment rate is consistently less than the national average.
Planning a vacation? Moncton has never had more to offer! Take in concerts, the ballet, and experience the best retail shopping in Atlantic Canada. Moncton offers countless attractions, dining, music, art, and heritage that captures your heart. Moncton is a destination of choice because its natural beauty, recreational activities, and some of the best business opportunities in Canada.
Some of the most notable attractions in Monton include; TreeGo, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Casino New Brusnwick, Crystal Palace Amusement Park, Magic Mountaion Water Park, Magnetic Hill, and The Tidal Bore.
Whether you are looking to get away for a weekend, a romantic escape for two, or a place to raise a family - the choice is obvious!