Fredericton, the city of stately elms, is nestled within the Saint John River Valley in the heart of New Brunswick. Founded between 1783 and 1785, mostly by Loyalists and their sympathizers, the city was to become a stronghold for the Church of England, headquarters for the British military and a centre for culture. Dominated by politics and education and rich in history and the arts, Fredericton is home to the Centennial Building, the seat of the provincial legislature, and the University of New Brunswick. As well, it boasts many elegant homes, museums, galleries, and magnificent buildings such as Christ Church Cathedral. Picturesque and tranquil, blending historic charm with the amenities of modern commerce, Fredericton remains the perfect small city, retaining its intimate charm and air of gentility.
This revised edition features several new images of the city.