This is the current conditions weather report for Fredericton. The report was made 36 minutes ago, at 09:00 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 5.6 kilometers per hour / 3 miles per hour from the southwest (220°). The temperature was 6°C / 43°F, with a dew-point at 6°C / 43°F. The temperature felt like 5°C / 41°F. The atmospheric pressure was 1021 hPa / 30.12 inHg. The relative humidity was 93%. The skies were clear.
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Fredericton is an important cultural, artistic and educational centre for the province.
Every fall Fredericton hosts the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival that transforms the mood of the cityís downtown by giving it a Jazz spark. The week-long Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival draws artists from all over North America.
Fredericton is home to the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, which, each August, features professional chamber music by top local players and nationally renowned performers. Motion Ensemble, NBís contemporary music organization, is also based here. In addition, Symphony New Brunswick performs most of its season in Fredericton.
Every November Fredericton hosts the Silver Wave Film Festival. Originally called the Tidal Wave Film Festival, it has been running since 2001.
Due to the presence of the two universities, Fredericton is more cosmopolitan than many cities its size. This is reflected in cuisine offered by local ethnic restaurants (which include Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, and Pakistani foods). There are also several retail outlets that sell ethnic products and artifacts.
Fredericton is an important cultural centre of the region featuring art galleries, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, museums and theatres which promote local artistic and literary talent.
Architecturally, Fredericton spans more than two centuries. The city features an eclectic mix of buildings and residences ranging from classical Victorian style to modern office buildings and architecture. Frederictonís skyline is also distinguished by many historic churches.
Historical buildings and museums:
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
New Brunswick Provincial Legislature Building.
Old Government House
Historic Garrison District
Boyce Farmers Market
Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton)|Christ Church Cathedral
New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame
Old Burial Ground
Sir Howard Douglas Hall (Old Arts Building)
Fredericton's status as an educational centre is evident in the city's two degree granting universities: the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University.
The Maritime College of Forest Technology maintains its English-language campus in the city; MCFT is a small post-secondary school training students from across the Maritime provinces.
Fredericton is also home to a small Pentecostal College, the Northeastern Christian College, located on the city's northside. This college trains and certifies pentecostal Ministers.