Founded by nomadic Mi'kmaq settlers, the Moncton community was first born on the banks of the Petitcodiac River. The muddy streams of the river prompted the First People to call it the Pet-koot-koy-ek, meaning “bending like a bow”. In 1766, Captain John Hall from Pennsylvania arrived and established the “Monckton Township,” named after Lieutenant -General Robert Monckton. In 1855, Moncton was incorporated as a city. As the result of a clerical error the “k” was dropped from the city’s name.
Now, as one of New Brunswick’s fastest growing urban centers, Moncton offers an outstanding quality of life and a number of exciting city attractions. The area boasts the largest shopping centers and retail locations in the province, an exciting range of cultural and sporting events, and two National Parks within a 75 minute drive of NBCC Moncton Campus. Attractions such as the Magnetic Hill family entertainment complex and the Hopewell Rocks provide unique and Moncton-authentic experiences.
Moncton has a number of great recreational amenities and parks, shops, cafés, and stores:
Accommodations in Moncton
Looking for a place to call home while you’re studying with us? There are plenty of accommodations available for NBCC students, check them out here.
NBCC Moncton is located on the City of Moncton bus route. For more information visit Codiac Transpo.