This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Moncton. To help you make friends with Moncton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Moncton is one of the larger towns in New Brunswick and it's not a large tourism town, but it has a few interesting features to visit nonetheless. The Arcadian Museum here gives some insight into the settlement of New Brunswick and how the people used to live here. Up on Magic Hill there is a zoo and another natural history site that has some really neat optical illusions. You will also find some boating tours that do cruises out of the city. For those that are interested in the beer and wine scene, there are some great microbreweries and wineries where you can go do some taste sampling. During the summer months, they do have some festivals -- check the city website for details.
Just out of Moncton is the Hopewell Rocks, site of one of the most iconic photographs often taken at the Bay of Fundy and one of the most well-known tourist attractions in New Brunswick. It has a really large tidal change over the course of the day, so make sure you get information about the tides from any of the New Brunswick visitors centers. It is an attraction not to be missed in this area.
Moncton hostels are located mostly within the downtown center, so finding your way to the supplies that you may need or to some of the attractions in Moncton will be easy enough on foot if you do not have a car to get around.
Written by local enthusiast for Moncton hostelsGlobetrotter