Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Fredericton is the third-largest city in the province after Saint John and Moncton.

The city is situated along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city. This has created two distinctive regions of the city characterized as the "Northside" and the "Southside".

Fredericton is an important cultural, artistic, and educational centre of the province. Fredericton is home to two universities.

The major cultural attractions in the city includes the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, The Playhouse and a performing arts venue.

The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists.

Many notable historical buildings are also located in or near downtown, including grand Victorian-era residences, the New Brunswick Legislative Building, and Christ Church Cathedral.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is New Brunswick's provincial art gallery. Fredericton is also home to several commercial art galleries. The Playhouse hosts plays and musicals throughout the year, as well as presenting visiting comedians and musical performances by both Canadian and international artists. The Playhouse is the main venue for Theatre New Brunswick.

Every fall Fredericton hosts the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. The week-long festival draws artists from all over North America. Fredericton is home to the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, which is in August, features professional chamber music by top local players and nationally renowned performers.

Every November Fredericton hosts the Silver Wave Film Festival. Originally called the Tidal Wave Film Festival, it has been running since 2001.

Fredericton has been referred to as the Poets' Corner of Canada, because it was the birthplace of Bliss Carman, Charles G. D. Roberts and Francis Joseph Sherman. Many of the Prominent writers and poets live in Fredericton.

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