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Officers' Square

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
FreddyBeach313
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New Brunswick
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank FreddyBeach313
Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank HamiltonViajero
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank NAVARO-USA
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area with some great artifacts. We caught the Changing of the Guards and the end of a play. With a little lawn maintenance this would be a great place. There were a lot of weeds and real grass would have been nicer. Just a little suggestion for the City of Fredericton.

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Thank ClayWilson
Hunt Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a colder day that was rainy and overcast, so we didn't enjoy the park as much as if it had been a sunny day. However, we did enjoy seeing where the officers were quartered and this part of history. The view of the river was nice as well.

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Thank Cgeck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a lesson on urban sketching and the class monitor chose Officers Square. What a beautiful place! You could take picture, sketch, paint take pictures or just relax. There are also free activities during the week!

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Thank Lynn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Weekdays 12 noon Weekends 2 pm Educational theatre is held , very talented performers. Music dancing and great messages Are presented! A must see in officers square!!!

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Thank Marvanakim
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is not always the most exciting place as a tourist outside of the summer with the changing of the guard and other scheduled activities; however, living in Fredericton I have learned to love having picnics and reading books here.

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FrederictonTourism, Manager at Officers' Square, responded to this review

Good afternoon, thank you for your review of our Officers' Square; we will have lots of activities happening in this space this summer; concerts, festivals, summer theatre, Changing of the Guard; be sure to drop by our Visitor INformation Centre in City Hall to get a great list of things to do in the Square! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

It's beautiful to walk around downtown by officers square in the summer and in the winter there is an awesome skating rink

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