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10 Interesting Facts About Fredericton

Facts About Fredericton

  • Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
  • Fredericton is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John.
  • Fredericton High School is the oldest English High School in Canada and was established in 1785.
  • There is archaeological evidence of a camp in the area 12,000 years ago, and Maliseets farmed several kilometres upriver.
  • The Saint John River runs through Fredericton, with most of the city’s post-war suburban development occurring on the gently sloping hills on either side of the river.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Fredericton was 38.9 °C on 18 August 1935. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C on 19 January 1925.
  • Willie O’Ree was the first person of colour in the National Hockey League, he hails from Fredericson.
  • Fredericton’s average population density is 1,237 residents per square mile.
  • Fredericton was named after the second son of England’s King George III.
  • Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse, a performing arts venue.
  • Fredericton is known as the ‘city at the edge of nature.
  • The Estimated population of Fredericton is 58,220.
  • The City of Fredericton won the “Judges Innovation Award” at the 2004 Canadian Information Productivity Awards due to their “Fred-eZone” free municipality wide Wi-Fi initiative.
  • Fredericton is the Poet’s Corner of Canada. The city is the birthplace and home of the esteemed poet’s like Bliss Carmen, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, and Francis Joseph Sherman.
  • Other Nicknames for Fredericton include “Freddy”, “Celestial City”, “City of Stately Elms” and the tongue-in-cheek “Freddy Beach” given Fredericton’s frigid winters.
  • Frederiction is twinned with Gangnam-gu, South Korea.
  • At an altitude of about 17 m (56 ft) above sea level, Fredericton is nestled in the Pennsylvanian Basin.
  • The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists.
  • Fredericton is home to historical heritage sites including Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Fredericton has also been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well, including Goodridge Roberts, and Molly and Bruno Bobak.
Facts About Fredericton
Facts About Fredericton

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