For 30 years Backstreet has been Fredericton’s source for music and pop culture stuff… from up to the moment releases to tried and true classics… from all your favourites to your soon-to-be-discovered across a wide variety of genres… we are ready to buy, sell and trade, filling your needs for new and used vinyl, CDs, video, posters and much much more. Special orders and informed recommendations are always a pleasure.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Due to the COVID-19 virus and construction of the Harrison McCain Pavilion, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is currently closed to all visitors and other groups.
A world-class collection meets the tranquility of the Maritimes at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton – explore outstanding art and exhibitions from an international collection, without the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Centrally located on the banks of the Saint John River and across the street from the Provincial Legislature, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery provides an ideal venue to experience an international art collection featuring works by renowned and rising artists alike.
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents contemporary and historical exhibitions giving focus to the art and visual culture of New Brunswick and the Atlantic region, as well as of Canada and internationally, reflecting the particular strengths of the permanent collection. The gallery provides a forum for the art of the province’s First Nations and Acadian communities. Along with organizing and circulating exhibitions, including curated presentations of the permanent collection, the Gallery also hosts exhibitions on loan from other institutions.
Exhibitions are changed multiple times per year, providing a wide variety of art works and the opportunity to see new works upon repeat visits. Each exhibition season typically includes a mix of traditional and contemporary, permanent collection and visiting works, and a variety of media.
Services include guided tours (booked in advance); art camps and programs for children, teens, adults, and families; lectures and educational programming; a gallery shop featuring reproductions from the collection and locally-sourced fine craft; gallery space rental for events; and much more.
The Gallery may be closed to visitors for the time being but they are still available virtually. Our exhibitions, programming, and digital teams have been hard at work finding new ways to bring the Gallery to you at home!
Broken Record Bar & Music Room
Broken Record Bar & Music Room is an arts and entertainment venue hosting live music performances, comedy shows, fashion shows and pretty much anything to do with the arts! Drop in for their weekly Open Mic every Wednesday which welcomes all kinds of performing arts from music to poetry to spoken word. Limited menu available.
Where everyone is an artist! Locally owned and operated since 2003, Clay Cafe is a paint-your-own pottery studio designed for all age groups; a relaxed, cafe-like atmosphere for people to enjoy painting on pottery. The studio has over 300 kinds of pottery to paint… plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, and lots of cool designs for kids!
The studio offers a very bright and colourful environment for your creative experience, so you can spend quiet time alone, quality time with your family, or relaxing social time with friends. It is also the perfect spot for creative, fun filled birthday parties!
Dance Quest – The Store
Dooly’s Queen Street
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spot downtown for fresh and healthy foods, craft, creativity and conversation. With 200 indoor and outdoor local suppliers from along the Saint John River Heritage Corridor and across the Province, The Market (as it’s known here) is the place to discover seasonal products like fiddleheads and blueberries, ultra-fresh produce, including organics, meats & seafood, cakes & confections, breads, cheeses & homemade jams, fresh-squeezed juices & New Brunswick wines, artisan chocolates, specialty coffees & beans. Ethnic delicacies, from Chinese buns to Lebanese stuffed grape leaves and the City’s famous samosas, are also a big part of The Market tradition. A vibrant space with one-of-a-kind gifts, colourful and quirky, finds include pottery, jewelry, paintings, textiles and lawn sculptures. Breakfast is served up on site, either inside from the restaurant or outside in our Food Alley where it’s falafel sandwiches and buffalo burgers galore. The Food Alley can be found by entering at the Brunswick Street entrance point.
The Playhouse is Fredericton’s first choice for live performance. This 709-soft-seat theatre is the place to catch live music, dance and theatre performances by regional, national, and international artists. The Playhouse was given to the people of New Brunswick in 1964 by publishing baron Lord Beaverbrook. This award-winning venue is a favourite stop for touring artists and also provides a stage for local professional and amateur productions.
Fredericton Public Library
Fredericton Region Museum
The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. The areas of York and Sunbury counties have served as meeting places for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadians, and various other settlers for centuries.
With over 4,000 square feet of exhibit space, a dozen galleries, hundreds of objects on display, and exhibits changing every year, the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog, the world’s largest frog! He is the 42 pound wonder that lived in Killarney Lake, just north of Fredericton, over 100 years ago. The Museum is also home to one of the oldest known artefacts in New Brunswick, a Clovis Point!
The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly the York Sunbury Museum) was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society, Ltd. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from central New Brunswick. In 1959, the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.
The Society and Museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers, who do a wonderful job displaying our history. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits based on the history of Fredericton and surrounding areas, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical, “The Officers’ Quarters”.