In autumn, as the leaves turn, the riverfront city of Fredericton is awash with fiery scarlets and bright yellows. And the cultural calendar is as lively as ever. A jazz and blues festival plays out in September, The Playhouse presents ballet, theatre and stand-up comedy in October and a whisky festival welcomes connoisseurs in chilly November. And, to keep things warm , Picaroons’ micro-brewery is open all year long.
Canada’s culture capital (as well as its poet’s capital) has made a commitment to the arts. Home to the renowned New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Canada’s only such institution in North America, Fredericton is alive with creative talent.
The city boasts the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with 3,000 works of art, including paintings by Caravaggio, Dali, Gainsborough and Turner and some 15 galleries and artist studios. As the leaves begin to turn, concerts and festivals that mark the New Brunswick summer continue and the festivities are worth a special visit.