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Canada Day in Fredericton

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A June 2007 trip to Fredericton by grannola

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Fredericton Inn

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Fredericton Inn Photo, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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We stayed at the Fredericton Inn, which is right beside the Regent Mall in Fredericton.We booked a suite with a kitchen and a separate bedroom for the kids. Both the living area and the bedroom were quite large. The living area had two double beds and a sitting area as well as a desk. The bedroom had a king-sized bed and a desk. Both rooms had lots of extra space for a crib, luggage, whatever.The kitchen had a full stove, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, and kettle. There were dishes, but none of them were microwave safe (they had a gold rim). There were lots of pots and pans, but only three spoons. There was a can opener, but no scissors. There was a table and three chair...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

Fredericton Inn
1315 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3C1A1
(506) 455-1430

King's Head Inn

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement Photo, Kings Landing, New Brunswick
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Kings Head Inn is a period restaurant at Kings Landing Historical Settlement. They had a wide variety of 19th century food. It was the middle of the afternoon, so we were just looking for a snack.The kids selected the Ploughman’s Pocket ($13.95) to share. The Ploughman’s Pocket was like a chicken pot pie made in a puff pastry crust. It came with fried potatoes, the vegetable of the day (peas), tea or coffee, and a small glass of New Brunswick apple cider. It was all made on site and was really good. The waitress kindly split the order into two plates for us and substituted the cup of coffee or tea with a second glass of cider.Mom and I got a basket of bread ($3.95). It was snack time a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2007

King's Head Inn
20 Kings Landing Road
Fredericton, New Brunswick E6K 3W3
(506) 363-4999

Science East

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Science East Photo, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Science East is a family hands on science centre. There is something there for everyone, from the 1 year old up.It is in a building that used to be the home of the Fredericton Provincial Jail. They did a great job of showing this off by leaving the bars on the windows and using cell doors on the entrances to various rooms (most notably the main floor bathrooms).In the basement there is a dungeon. Unfortunately, we did not get to see it, we ran out of time. On the main floor there were several interesting exhibits. There were live bugs in one room. Another room had lots of optical illusions. A darkened room was home to a Jacob’s Ladder.The kids loved the tug-of-war. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2007

Science East
668 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6
(506) 457-2340

Downtown Fredericton

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Free ice cream coupon Photo, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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We drove the car straight down Regent Street to reach downtown. When we got to an interesting green area, we decided to park and walk around. We arrived at about 3pm on June 30th, the day before Canada Day. We could have walked down the hill, but it would have been awful trying to get back up! There were lots of signs and maps telling us where we were and where everything else was. We walked through parts of the historic Garrison district.As we walked past the old buildings, we spotted an information tent. We decided that would be a good place to get information on what to do. It was. We asked her for suggestions of what to do with the kids and she immediately answered Scien...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2007

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement Photo, Kings Landing, New Brunswick
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Kings Landing Historical Settlement is located about 20 minutes from Fredericton.We went on Canada Day. They were having a re-enactment of the debates leading up to the 1865 election in which one candidate was running based on the promise of joining the union that would become Canada and the other was promising to prevent it. The 9-year-old was really hoping that the vote would be against New Brunswick joining Canada, but the votes were in favour. Of course, then we found out that the 1865 vote was in fact against joining Canada. 2 years later, New Brunswick decided they made a mistake and with Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, formed Canada.There were many houses and shops...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2007

Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Exit 253 Trans Canada Highway
Prince William, New Brunswick E6K 0A5
(506) 363-4999