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Moncton: Canada’s Most Canadian City

Canadian Flag(Source)

Last week, Canadians from coast to coast celebrated Canada Day.  It turns out the residents of Moncton had a little extra reason to celebrate. The city has been named the Canucky-est City by the Martin Prosperity Institute. The Institute, a University of Toronto think-tank, developed the Canuck Index to determine which cities contain the most Canadian touchstones for their population size. This is yet another reason why Moncton rocks!

The Canuck Index

The Canuck Index is a blend of eight quintessentially ‘Canadian measures including:

  • The number of local breweries
  • The number of Tim Horton’s restaurants
  • The number of maple syrup producers
  • The number of fur stores
  • The labour force share of the fishing, farming and forestry class
  • The number of Hudson Bay Company Stores (the Bay, Zeller’s, and Home
  • CHL and NHL hockey teams in those areas
  • How close the distribution of language within the region is to the distribution of Canada’s two official languages.

Each of these measures were applied to 144 Canadian cities and indexed per 100,000 residents. NHL teams were given twice the weighting of a CHL team; although smaller places lucky enough to host a CHL team still preformed the best.

The study also included a measure based on how close the distribution of language within the region is to the distribution of Canada’s two official languages. The researchers felt that this collection of Canadian touchstones made for a “Canucky” place. Notably absent from the list were measures of snowfall, politeness and Roots stores.

Top 10 ‘Canucky’ Cities


Moncton Mayor George Leblanc told CTV that he wasn’t completely surprised by this honour:

“I’ve always thought that Moncton was representative of the country…. It’s a secret we’ve kind of kept to ourselves so it’s nice to see Moncton being recognized.”

While Moncton wasn’t a top performer on any individual metric, it ranked high enough in each to claim top place overall, with an index scored of 0.74 out of 1. The city’s top categories were bilingualism (4th) and Tim Hortons (8th). Halifax was the only other maritime city to make the top 10, while Bathurst ranked a respectable 12th.

Poll: What’s The Best Restaurant in Moncton for a Romantic Date?

Best Restaurants for a Romantic Date in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Based on inviting atmospheres, excellent food, and even affordable prices – who doesn’t love a cheap date? – here are 5 of the best restaurants in Moncton to visit on a romantic date. Vote on your favourite in the poll below!

In alphabetical order:

City Grill

130 Westmorland Street

Moncton, New Brunswick

E1C 5B2

Phone: (506) 857-8325

Email: info@citygrill.ca


897 Main Street

Moncton, New Brunswick

E1C 1G5

Phone: (506) 382-4299

Little Louis’

245 Collishaw Street

Second Floor

Moncton, New Brunswick

E1C 9P9

Phone:  (506) 855-2022

Email: dining@littlelouis.ca

Pastalli Pasta House

611 Main Street

Moncton, New Brunswick

E1C 1C9

Phone:  (506) 383-1050

St. James Gate

14 Church Street

Moncton, New Brunswick

E1C 4Y9

Phone: (506)388-4238

Email: info@hotelstjames.ca

Does the name ring a bell? That could be because we’ve talked about these guys before in Why the City of Moncton, NB rocks!



Make sure to leave a comment letting us know why your choice is the best restaurant in Moncton for a romantic date!

Why the City of Moncton, NB Rocks!

Moncton New Brunswick Canada Flags


If you are a resident of Moncton, New Brunswick, you obviously already know why the city of Moncton is the best place on earth. If, however, you’re considering visiting this beautiful “hub of the Maritimes” – as Steve Clerke from Gifts Galore so accurately describes Moncton in the video below – or are even thinking about moving to Moncton, here are just a few reasons why the city of Moncton, NB rocks!

Check it out:

If you’re interested in any of the local businesses mentioned in this video, you can visit their website by clicking on their name below. Company information has been copied from their website:

L’Hôtel St. James

Email: info@hotelstjames.ca

L’Hotel St. James is situated in the heart of downtown Moncton, only minutes from the city’s major commercial, shopping, and entertainment centres.

L’Hotel St. James caters to the needs of vacationers and business travellers alike, by providing unique accommodations, modern amenities, and on-site access to St. James’ Gate restaurant and bar. Featuring live music and award-winning cuisine in an inviting atmosphere.

Pump House Brewery

Email: pumphousebrewery@rogers.com

The Pump House Brewery today is a group of beer brewing and bar/catering business, it was opened as a brewpub in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1999 by the co-owners Shaun Fraser, a local fire department chief, and his wife Lilia, both have since won outstanding entrepreneurships for their remarkable success. They debuted in style on New Year’s Eve with the first new beer of the Millenium. The Brewpub grew so popular that expansion was necessary. In July 2002, a brewing/bottling plant was built outside the city centre and production began in the same year. A gausthaus/restaurant was also established later on the plant site, called the Barn Yard BBQ.

Moncton Tourism Information

Email: tourism@moncton.ca

Welcome to Moncton, Canada’s most polite and honest city (Readers Digest, 2008). We can’t wait for you to discover Moncton’s beautiful downtown core, our greatest attractions and help you plan your vacation! Whether you’re interested in flying high through the trees at TreeGo, an aerial obstacle course, taking in part of the thriving cultural scene, or prefer to keep your feet on the ground walking the beautiful trails in one of our many parks, Moncton will not fail to impress.

Gifts Galore

Phone: 506-857-9179

Gifts Galore is Greater Moncton’s Premiere gift idea headquarters. With close to 20 years experience and a reputation of providing their clients with not just great customer service but the ability to give their clientele the best customer experience, we’ll ensure that you leave with a smile on your face.

… and of course, we can’t forget who made the video …


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Moncton New Brunswick Skyline


Why do you love the city of Moncton?

If you live in Moncton, what are your favourite things to do or see here? What would you recommend to tourists who are thinking about visiting?

If you’ve visited Moncton in the past, what makes you want to come back again?

Leave a comment to share your favourite things about Moncton, NB.

Oh, and here are a few of our other blog posts on local coolness that you should definitely take a look at; just more reasons why Moncton, New Brunswick totally rocks!

Top 7 Beaches to Visit in New Brunswick

Interesting Facts about New Brunswick

Must-See Photographs of Moncton, New Brunswick

Top 5 Things a Patio Needs for Moncton Summers

5 Talented Moncton Artists to Keep an Eye On

Flowers Moncton, NB