Apr 25, 2017

CityscapeThe Saint John river is a fantastic cruising ground and for powerboaters there is the extra treat of being able to tie up handy to downtown Fredericton, at the Regent Street Wharf. The old railway bridge, now called the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, restricts sailboats from reaching the town.

The wharf is managed by the Capital City Boat Club. From here all the sights of this pleasant university and government town are within walking distance. During the summer months, you can check out the colourful changing of the guard ceremonies at Officer’s Square. Arrive mid-September and you will be able to enjoy the 5-day long Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, which has grown into a major event in recent years. September and even early October are beautiful months to explore the river with lots of clear skies, cool evenings and some of the best Autumn colours you’ll see anywhere.