Barracks Fine Craft Shops – unique finds in the heart of Fredericton

Barracks Fine Craft shopsIn the heart of downtown Fredericton lies the Soldier’s Barracks, built in the 1820’s to house British Soldiers. Every summer this historic building is home to the Barracks Fine Craft Shops and hosts an eclectic selection of artists works, making it one of the best spots in town to pick up handmade, unique gifts. (If you’re here Saturday morning, definitely check out the Farmer’s Market as well).

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5 things on my Fredericton to-do list this summer

Barracks Fine Craft shops, Fredericton TourismI recently wrote a piece for Fredericton Tourism’s new website, and the research process reminded me just how many things our family has still to explore in this beautiful city.

Here are the top five things on my to-do list for Summer 2016: Continue reading

St. Martins Sea Caves: Exploring the ocean floor

There’s a reason the Bay of Fundy draws tourists from around the world, and it’s not exactly because it has the highest tides in the world. It’s because here, you can do the impossible: you can walk on the ocean floor. No scuba gear required.

On the coast of the Bay of Fundy, just north of Saint John, New Brunswick is the small town of St. Martins, where at low tide you can not only explore the ocean floor, but walk into caves along the shoreline.

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Valentine’s Day Round-up 2016

What to do in Fredericton this Valentine's DayAhh, Valentines Day. Possibly the day on the calendar with the most potential (good and bad). Reviled by many, anticipated by some, and often kind of an afterthought to parents preoccupied with, well, parenting.

If, like me, you’re a procrastinator just beginning your search for the perfect thing to do for Valentine’s Day 2016 (or if you just haven’t settled on anything yet), check out these ideas in the Fredericton area: Continue reading

Art, wine, skating, and campfires: 2016 Fredericton FROSTival lineup launches

The skating party in Officer's Square during FROSTivalDid you know that Fredericton is host to Atlantic Canada’s largest winter festival? FROSTival kicks off this weekend, and from the looks of it, 2016 is their biggest year yet!

If you’re like me and tend to consider winter more an opportunity for hibernation than fun, the idea of a winter festival can be a little difficult to get behind. Being further inland than most Maritime communities, though, Fredericton has a fair dose of winter each year and does a great job of making the most of it.

Fredericton FROSTival runs over four weekends between January 21 and February 14 in 2016, and there’s a little something for everyone: Continue reading