Private jet charter and flights to Fredericton
Sitting on the banks of St John River, the capital of New Brunswick is a city with a delightful small-town vibe. Fredericton is the province’s cultural and legislative hub and has a rich military history which you can explore in the city’s characterful Garrison District. While the city is situated about 60 miles inland from the region’s main natural attraction – the Bay of Fundy – it’s is a good starting point on a New Brunswick adventure. Get a fast quote with Air Charter Service and charter a private jet today.
Fredericton’s small Downtown district is situated on the southern bank of the meandering river. This is where you’ll find the majority of the city’s cultural attractions, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, government buildings and the bustling Boyce Farmers’ Market which takes place every Saturday morning. One of the most popular spots is the Beaverbrook Art Gallery which houses some incredible works including pieces by J.M.W Turner, W.G. Constable and the world’s most famous surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The gallery’s permanent collection also includes Canadian contemporary installations, Inuit prints and First Nations art.
For an insight into the city’s past, head to Downtown Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District. This riverside National Historic Site is home to a handful of heritage buildings such as the Soldier’s Barracks which were built by the British Army in 1827. Today, the rooms on the ground floor of the barracks are now studios where students and graduates of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design create their pieces.
Other points of interest are the 1828 Guard House and the Militia Arms Store which is the only remaining wooden building in the Garrison District. The nearby Fredericton Region Museum, which showcases the province’s aboriginal, Acadian and Loyalist history, is housed in the former Officers’ Quarters. In July and August, the district comes alive with free tours, Redcoat re-enactments and the changing-of-the-guard ceremony. Every Thursday between late June and early September market stalls line the Carleton Street during the Garrison Night Market.
The 21st-Century craft beer movement hasn’t passed the New Brunswick capital by – Fredericton has become the go-to spot for beer lovers from around Atlantic Canada. Some of the most popular breweries include the TrailWay Brewing Co and Picaroons Brewing Company, a purveyor of traditional ales. Head to town in early March and your trip will coincide with the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, a celebration of locally brewed beer, cider and mead held at the city’s convention centre.
To clear your head following the previous evening’s brewery crawl, step out into the great outdoors. Fredericton has a 70-mile network of multi-use trails (13 miles of which are paved) on both the north and south banks of the St John River. To the north of the city around the Killarney Lake area, and in Odell Park there are hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Out on the water, you can board a guided river cruise, rent a kayak or canoe, try out stand-up paddle boarding or float along the Nashwaak River on an inflatable tube.
If you’ve not quite had your fill of history, head to Kings Landing (no, not that one). From the heart of the city, follow the river upstream for about 20 miles and you’ll reach this historical settlement and living history museum. Although Kings Landing was never a real village, the buildings you see are original and have been moved here from various locations along the river valley and restored to show what Loyalist life was like over 200 years ago. There are plenty of interactive exhibits, workshops and activities that you can take part in like horse and wagon rides and pitching in with day-to-day tasks in the village.
The city is served by Fredericton International Airport, which is approximately nine miles south-east of the Downtown neighbourhood. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Fredericton.