Consistently rated as one of the best places to live in Canada, Moncton, New Brunswick is the fastest growing urban centre in the Maritime Provinces and east of Saskatchewan. With a metro population of more than 138,000 and another 1.5 million people living within a two-hour drive of the city, Moncton is the home of premier events in Atlantic Canada. Moncton has a long history of drawing large crowds, making Regional, National and International events even more successful.
Canada’s first officially bilingual city, Moncton is located at the geographic centre of Atlantic Canada, earning it the nickname “Hub-City” and is central to two contrasting coasts; the rugged beauty of the Fundy Coast (home of the highest tides in the world), and the picturesque Acadian Coast (with the warmest saltwater beaches north of the Carolinas).
The city adopted the motto Resurgo (Latin for “rise again”) after its rebirth as a railway town. At present, the city's economy is stable and diversified, primarily based on its traditional transportation, distribution, retailing and commercial heritage, but also supplemented by strength in the educational, health care, financial, information technology and insurance sectors. The strength of the economy has received national recognition and the local unemployment rate is consistently less than the national average.
Our vibrant nightlife and strong cultural diversity, provides colourful entertainment and festivals of all kinds; Moncton is a safe city with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and has been voted most polite and honest city in North America by Reader's Digest. As a leader in a nationwide green effort, Moncton is a city that is not only growing in population but in reputation. Moncton offers something for everyone.
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