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About Moncton

Moncton is the lovely suburban city in the New Brunswick province of Canada. With 71,889 residents, it is the largest city in the Canadian province. Moncton is nicknamed “Hub City” due to its central inland location in the region. Incredible touristic attractions in this amazing city, includes Moncton Museum and Transport Discovery Centre, Hopewell Rocks and Magnetic Hill.

Cheap flights to Moncton are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be charmed by this vibrant city! Moncton is the home of Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), which is located a short 10-minute drive from the city centre. Greater Moncton International serves a multitude of airlines – including Air Canada. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Moncton is approximately 22 hours and 33 minutes!

Why visit Moncton

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Bay of Fundy

Witness a stellar phenomenon; one of the 7 wonders of North America, this bay is home to the highest tides on earth, which can be encountered daily!

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Magic Mountain

Mainly a water park, this incredible Moncton feature is the largest man made tourist attraction in Atlantic Canada. It has invigorating rides such as the Torpedo – experience a weightless sensation.

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Concerts

Magnetic Hill Concert Site is a live music venue, which is one of the largest music venues in Canada. The venue has hosted the likes of Bruce Springsteen and U2.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Canada
Currency Canadian Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.10 CAD
Language English and French
Hub Airport Greater Moncton
Airline Air Canada
Time Zone GMT -3
Travel Adaptor Type A and B

Best time to visit Moncton

This wonderful city has a warm summer continental climate, with icy winters and humid summers. The best time to visit Moncton is during summer (April to June), when tourists can expect average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. Summer is the peak season; the city is filled with tourists who are eager to engage with the best outdoor activities. Visit the famous water park, swim in warm saltwater or go camping at one of the picturesque campgrounds. During winter (November to February) this destination becomes a snowy utopia, with average temperatures around 2 degrees Celsius, and 300 – 400cm of snow. The main attractions during winter are exhilarating snowmobile trails, pond hockey and ski hills. It is also low season this time of the year, which means you can score with cheap flights to Moncton and have the pleasure of finding discounted hotel room prices!

Weather & Climate in Moncton

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall level (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -13°C -12°C -7°C -1°C 5°C 10°C 14°C 13°C 9°C 3°C -2°C -8°C
High °C -3°C -2°C 3°C 9°C 17°C 22°C 25°C 25°C 20°C 13°C 6°C -0.1°C
Rainfall (mm) 98 84 107 92 102 88 85 77 94 106 94 100

This charming metropolis is the fastest growing city in the Maritime provinces. It is nicknamed the Hub City due to its central location; this urban destination sees an influx of people who are simply passing through, and those who are set to indulge in lavish shopping districts and amusement parks. Officially known as a bilingual city, legally and geographically, Moncton is where the French and English Canadian worlds meet.

Moncton offers sensational experiences that will leave you flabbergasted. The Bay of Fundy with its massive tides can be seen daily. Take a trip to this majestic utopia and indulge in a moment of solitude, surrounded by nature’s finest elements!

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South African passport holders do require a visa to travel to Moncton, New Brunswick and the rest of Canada.

Basic requirements to travel to Canada:

• Have a valid passport.

• Passport must be valid for 6 months after return date.

• Passport must have at least 3 blank pages for entry stamps.

• Be in good health.

• Have enough money for your stay.

Travellers to Moncton and the rest of Canada should be up to date on routine vaccinations such as rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your flu shot. Travellers are advised to get vaccinations for rabies, hepatitis A and B.

Moncton is a safe city to travel to. However, with every major city, tourists are advised to remain cautious.

Staying safe in Moncton:

• Keep an eye on your bag, when in crowded public spaces.

• Do not wear flashy jewellery in public.

• Avoid walking alone at night.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Moncton
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100.00 R100.00 R144.78
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25.00 R25.00 R25.00
Cappucino (regular) R23.04 R22.57 R31.02
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10.00 R10.00 R33.78
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R39.00 R40.00 R125.47
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