Greater Moncton

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Greater Moncton
Downtown Moncton skyline
Downtown Moncton skyline
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
Area
 (2016)[1]
 • Total2,406.31 km2 (929.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • CMA
144,810
 • CMA density57.6/km2 (149/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)

Greater Moncton (French: Grand Moncton) is the area encompassing Metro Moncton (Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe). Greater Moncton is also known as Greater Moncton Census Metropolitan Area, Moncton Metropolitan Area or Moncton CMA, and is located in New Brunswick, Canada.

Population[edit]

Greater Moncton has a population of 144,810 (2016). Migration is mostly from other areas of New Brunswick (especially the north), Nova Scotia (13%), and Ontario (9%). 62% of new arrivals to the city are Anglophone and 38% are Francophone.

The census metropolitan area (CMA) grew by 4% between 2011 and 2016. The census metropolitan area had a population of 144,810 as of the 2016 national census,[2] which makes it the largest metropolitan area in the province of New Brunswick and the second largest in the Maritime Provinces after Halifax. The CMA includes the city of Dieppe (population 25,384), town of Riverview (19,667), Moncton Parish (9,811), Memramcook (4,778), Coverdale Parish (4,466), and Salisbury (2,284).

There are 2,990 Aboriginal people living in Moncton, who make up 4.3% of the city's population. There are 3,305 visible minorities in Moncton. Black peoples and South Asians are the largest visible minority groups, comprising 1.7% and 0.7% of the city's population, respectively. There is also a growing Korean community in Moncton.[3][4]

Sports[edit]

Greater Moncton has many golfing facilities. There are nine 18-hole golf courses in the census metropolitan area, four of which are residential courses with courseside housing developments either existing or under construction. Both the Royal Oaks and Fox Creek golf clubs can be considered championship courses, with Royal Oaks being the first Rees Jones designed golf course in Canada.[5] Other notable courses include the Moncton Golf & Country Club, Hillsborough Golf Club, Memramcook Valley Golf Club, Maplewood Golf & Country Club and the Mountain Woods Golf Club.

Governance[edit]

The greater Moncton area contains nine of New Brunswick's 49 provincial electoral districts: Moncton Centre, Moncton East, Moncton South, Moncton Southwest, Moncton Northwest, Dieppe, Shediac Bay-Dieppe, Riverview and Albert. Of the nine members of the Legislative Assembly that represent greater Moncton, five belong to the Liberal party and four belong to the Progressive Conservative party.

The current federal MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe is Ginette Petitpas Taylor (Liberal), as of the 2015 federal election.

Metro Moncton government services[edit]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Located in northwestern Moncton, Magnetic Hill is an attraction famous for its gravity hill optical illusion.

Magnetic Hill is on the northwestern outskirts of Moncton and is now the city's most famous attraction. It is a gravity hill optical illusion, where the local topography gives the impression that you are going uphill when in fact you are going downhill.[6]

The "Magnetic Hill Illusion" is a popular tourism draw and both the city and province have built major tourism developments on the surrounding properties to capitalize on this.[6] The complex includes The Magnetic Hill Zoo, a nationally accredited and award-winning zoo with over 400 animals displayed in themed exhibit areas. It is the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada, has well-developed and popular educational program, and was ranked as the fourth best zoo in Canada in 2007.[7] Also on site is Magic Mountain, the largest water park in Atlantic Canada, with a half dozen large water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, children's splash pool, and a 36-hole mini-golf course.[8] An adjacent amusement park is now under construction and will be completed in 2017. The Magnetic Hill Concert Site, a large outdoor concert facility which holds one or two large concerts every year is located nearby. The Rolling Stones performed there in 2005 in front of 85,000 fans.[9][10] The Eagles played there in the summer of 2008 in front of 55,000 fans.[11] AC/DC and Bon Jovi played at the hill in 2009, with the crowd for the AC/DC concert exceeding 70,000. The Magnetic Hill Concert Site has developed a reputation for holding the largest concert productions in the entire country. U2 played the final concert of their worldwide U2 360° Tour at Magnetic Hill on 30 July 2011. The Casino New Brunswick, which also encompasses a hotel and 2,000 seat entertainment venue also opened at Magnetic Hill in 2010. The performance space at the Casino New Brunswick has already hosted many top acts on the casino circuit.

At present, the major destinations for shopping enthusiasts in Greater Moncton are the Northwest Centre, and the Wheeler Park Power Centre in Moncton, and Champlain Place in Dieppe, which, at 816,000 square feet (75,800 m2),[12] is the largest shopping mall in Atlantic Canada and has over 160 stores and services.[13][14] The Bass Pro Complex is adjacent to Champlain Place and is co-managed by Cadillac Fairview. It includes a Chapters bookstore, multiplex cinema complex and includes a Bass Pro Shop.

List of towns, communities and cities[15][edit]

City County Parish 2016 Census 2011 Census Change 2010 Land Area 2010 Population Density
Allison Westmorland County
Ammon Westmorland County
Berry Mills Westmorland County
Boundary Creek Westmorland County
Canaan Westmorland County
Calhoun Westmorland County
Cape Breton Westmorland County
Coverdale Albert County
Colpitts Settlement Albert County
Dieppe Westmorland County 23,310
Dorchester Westmorland County 1,167
Evangeline Westmorland County
Five Points
Gallagher Ridge
Gautreau Village
Grub Road
Indian Mountain
Irishtown
Lakeville
LeBlancville
Lower Coverdale
Lower Turtle Creek
Lutes Mountain
McQuade
Meadow Brook
Melanson Settlement
Memramcook 4,831
Middlesex
Middleton Westmorland County
Moncton 71,884 69,074
New Scotland
Nixon
O'Neil
Pacific Junction
Painsec
Pine Glen
Price
Riverview 19,128
Saint-Philippe
Salisbury 2,208
Scotch Settlement
Scoudouc 200
Shediac 6,053
Steeves Mills
Steeves Mountain
Stilesville
Stoney Creek
Synton
Turtle Creek
Upper Coverdale
Weldon
Metro Moncton 107,086' ' ' '
Greater Moncton 138,644' ' ' '

See also[edit]

Neighbouring regions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data". Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
  3. ^ National Household Survey (NHS) Profile, 2011, Statistics Canada, 2012.
  4. ^ Moncton group seeks Korean immigrants, CBC.ca, October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club - Architect". Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  6. ^ a b "Magnetic Hill". Tourism New-Brunswick. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  7. ^ "Magnetic Hill Zoo". New-Brunswick-Net. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
  8. ^ "Magic Mountain". Magic Mountain Water Park. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
  9. ^ Bogomolny, Laura (26 September 2005). "Saint John VS Moncton". Canadian Business. 78 (19).
  10. ^ "They came They saw They Rocked!". Moncton Industrial Development. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2007.
  11. ^ Eric Lewis. "Eagles show may have set Cdn. records". Times & Transcript. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  12. ^ "Canadian Super Regional Shopping Centres". Cadillac Fairview. Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  13. ^ "Coolest Malls in North America". Canadian Automobile Association. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  14. ^ "Information for Newcomers". Dieppe. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
  15. ^ Greater Moncton, Metropolitan area as of Stats Canada.

Coordinates: 46°6′42.2″N 64°39′13.2″W / 46.111722°N 64.653667°W / 46.111722; -64.653667