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Eat, drink and be artsy in Fredericton

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postedDecember 1, 2018

Fredericton has been the provincial capital of New Brunswick since 1785, but the “new” just keeps on coming.

As an example, Mary Ellen Hudson of Tourism Fredericton can point to a festival that debuts this month and will return every November.

“The Maritime Oyster Festival features fresh oysters, live music and Atlantic Canada’s best craft beer, wine and spirits,” Hudson says. “We’re set to slurp some of Atlantic Canada’s best oysters!”

Also new in Fredericton are several restaurants and bars:

  • Gahan House Riverside, featuring two patios and an oyster bar
  • RustiCo, serving Neapolitan-style pizzas with ingredients imported from Italy
  • The Provincial Gastro Lounge, a pub and café featuring modernized French charcuterie
  • Bowl-a-Drome, recently purchased by Trailway Brewing, will become a craft beer bowling bar in 2019.

Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and the attraction will host special exhibitions and events throughout 2019.

The gallery recently unveiled an $11.5 million expansion, which added exhibit space, a café, an artist-in-residence studio and a pavilion overlooking the Saint John River.

For more information about Fredericton, email Hudson or visit

Top photo: Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Photo by Rob Blanchard