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Capital City Scavenger Hunt: Fredericton, New Brunswick

May 24, 2022

It's the tenth stop on our cross-country, capital city scavenger hunt tour. And we're in Fredericton, New Brunswick! 

And the name of the game is architecture and infrastructure. With some foodie favourites for good measure.

Walk the 104th Regiment of Foot Bridge, strut the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge (look out to see the St. John River!) and try and find the iconic Joe's Diner, a local institution on Devon Avenue.

You'll also be hunting for Watermark, a sculpture by Gerald Beaulieu (hint: it's on the South Riverfront Trail trail near Westmorland Street Bridge), Boyce Farmers' Market and a whole lot more. 

So let's get started!  

Not in Fredericton?

I know not everyone is flying out to places these days, but I don't want that to stop you from having a great time with this scavenger hunt (and the four more to come!). Here are some thoughts to make Fredericton come to you: 

  • Print out the printable below and cut out each item. If you don't have a printer, check out your local library.
  • Once you've cut out each item, hide the items around your home, some in trickier places than others. If you have access to some outdoor space (backyard, public park, etc.), choose a nice day and hide them outside. 
  • When your little ones are done collecting the items (either print out a second sheet for them to keep track, or have the printable up on a device), it's a great opportunity to research some of the landmarks on Google Maps. What do the items look like in real life?
  • After that, if any of the items inspire questions from your kids, do a bit of further research with them. Each scavenger hunt is an invitation to honour and celebrate places across Canada! 

Ready to start searching? Check out the printables below!

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO PRINT THE COLOUR VERSION

 

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO PRINT THE BLACK AND WHITE VERSION

 

We hope you enjoy looking for all of these iconic Fredericton items! If your family gets out and hunts for these local treasures, tag @cbckidsca and @cbcnewbrunswick on Instagram

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