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Officers' Square

151 reviews
About 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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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Went to wonderful Gospel Concerts and then to Lancaster Pennsylvania into Amish Country. Went to the Site & Sound Theater and this was a breath taking experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A nice little city park used for all kinds of events ranging from craft fairs to music festivals. In the summer you can catch a movie under the stars and in the winter there is an ice surface and you can go skating.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TJJ100
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very nice to see the reenactment of the changing of the guards and listen to the bagpipes. Right down town and lots to see in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

During the milder months, there are many events held here. There is everything from plays, music, cultural events, holiday celebrations, and so much more that take place in Fredericton's Town Square.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank An S
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We did get a premium spot to watch the changing of the guard on the balcony of the museum in the square. It was interesting and the soldiers did well in their marching and piping and drumming. There seemed to be a narrator (on speakers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BongoBengal
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A real gem! Part of former British Amy complex in Colonial times. Birthplace of Canada's Armed Forces with small but interesting Museum onsite. Green leafy space, flanked by historic buildings and markers, with a statue of Lord Beaverbrook at its center. Great river views. Small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Not as good as the Ottawa Changing of the Guard, but neat to see. Be warned, they shoot off the riffles and if you little one isn't expecting it, it's rather loud.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KateR70
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I heard the City of Fredericton is going to make this better, but at this point, it is basically a big empty square of grass. The changing of the guard is something to see - try to catch that in the summer months.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rimsky_kc
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We have attended many events at Officer Square. It is a beautiful location and easily accessible. Officer Square hosts alot of local events as well as local artists. Check out the City of Fredericton fb page or website for details on upcoming events.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TB2373
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We love the free concerts at Officers' Square which are usually held two nights a week during summer months. Over the years they have upgraded the square by building public washrooms and a larger stage. There is a bit of controversy going on at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 13, 2016|
Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
Officer's Square is open to the public all the time. As for the museum, I do not know but you could check with the City of Fredericton on-line. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your visit!
Arnold M
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not familiar with the schedule but you could check on the Fredericton website. Sorry I could not help.