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Address: 585 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C3, Canada
Phone Number: 506-460-2041
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One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square...

One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square was named one of the Top 10 Public Spaces in Canada! It was a centre of military activity when Fredericton was garrisoned by the British and Canadian Armies. During July and August, it is the site for outdoor summer concerts, the Changing of the Guard ceremony, daily outdoor theatre, and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year.

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Bring the kids or just stroll through any time of day and peek into the past. Period dress, lots of interesting signage and an air of what an exciting outpost Fred'ton must have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
luluenviaje
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring the kids or just stroll through any time of day and peek into the past. Period dress, lots of interesting signage and an air of what an exciting outpost Fred'ton must have been in days of yore.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Officers' Square a few times throughout the day. We hoped to watch the Changing of the Guard in the morning, but it was cancelled due to rain. However, we caught it in the evening, and enjoyed it. We also enjoyed an evening concert that was free.

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Thank ArdyT
Fredericton, Canada
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this part of town!! Officers's Square is a wonderful place to relax, have a picnic, watch a concert, see the changing of the guard or go to the museum. In the winter it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting with an outdoor skating rink. Don't miss this historic part of town.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon there. Very nice area. Great for walking around. We actually got to see the changing of the guards. Very cool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovelyt spot for a picnic, a concert, changing of the guard, almost anything right in the heart of the city! This location is the site of many functions in Fredericton as it is easy to get to, parking galore, well known and historic. There are always attractions and activities in the Square so there is no reason for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a peaceful square to visit. Bring a picnic. Do not miss the little museum. Well worth the $5 entrance. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Watch the short video at the beginning

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New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for the family. Changing of the guard each day during the week. With the addition of Pokemon Go, the kids will be extactic as there are at least 4 poke-stops. The library offers free charging stations, and it's free to go in. Lots of activity all summer.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were just in time for the change of guard and were able to witness it. We had a tour later on paid by the city of Fredericton and we learned in more detail about the building and its surroundings. If you visit this city the first place to stop is the City Hall where you will receive a 3... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I checked this place out on the recommendation of the concierge at my hotel. It was such a beautiful spot on the river and the Square was rich in history with signs posted with information about the significance of this place. I missed any of the fun stuff they do here but would go back again to see what they... More 

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CHICAGO IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area in the downtown of Fredericton, close to the river, light house, many pubs, restaurants and cafes. I was lucky to attend changing of the guards. The street parking was not hard to find.

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