Fredericton, the city of stately elms, is nestled within the Saint John River Valley in the heart of New Brunswick. Founded between 1783 and 1785, mostly by Loyalists and their sympathizers, the city was to become a stronghold for the Church of England, headquarters for the British military and a centre for culture. Dominated by politics and education and rich in history and the arts, Fredericton is home to the Centennial Building, the seat of the provincial legislature, and the University of New Brunswick. As well, it boasts many elegant homes, museums, galleries, and magnificent buildings such as Christ Church Cathedral. Picturesque and tranquil, blending historic charm with the amenities of modern commerce, Fredericton remains the perfect small city, retaining its intimate charm and air of gentility.
This revised edition features several new images of the city.
About the author
Brian Atkinson is one of Canada’s finest photographers. He has worked as a professional photographer for over fifteen years with magazines such as Equinox and Men’s Journal. His work has taken him to over forty countries including Guatemala, Ethiopia, Kosovo, and Mozambique. He lives near Fredericton and is the author of a photographic book on the city, Fredericton, republished in 2011.