What to do with the family Remembrance Day weekend in Greater Moncton (Nov 10-12)

Remembrance Day falls on Saturday, November 11. If you’re new to New Brunswick, this is your reminder that Remembrance Day is one of 8 paid public holidays in the province. Expect most retail operations to be closed Saturday, with some also being closed on Monday as the day in lieu, such as schools. Yes, both Anglophone East & Francophone Sud schools are closed Monday!

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There are two high school football games at Moncton’s Rocky Stone field on Saturday for the provincial finals. The Red Hawks & Sea Beas take the field at 2pm, and at 6pm, it’s the Black Kats and the Riverview Royals.

The Moncton Wildcats have two home games this weekend; Friday night they host the Charlottetown Islanders at 7pm, and its Sunday Funday with the Shawinigan Cataractes in town for a game at 4pm. There’ll be bouncy castles, face painting, & lots of fun.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro on Sunday, November 12 at 4pm. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a scavenger hunt! Reservations for photos are now available to book.

Sunday will be a blast for collectible fans, with a vendor show at Dieppe’s Rotary St. Anselme Park with Hot Wheels, Pokemon, trading cards, and more. Doors open at 9:30am; admission is $5 (free for kids).

One of our favourite indie book shops is celebrating Sunday. Take a drive to Sackville to shop at Tidewater Books. Open noon till 5pm, with 20% the store & lots of giveaways & goodies.

Speaking of books – next Saturday you can pop into Chapters to grab the new paperback version of GADZOOKS! The Christmas Goose, a lovely holiday story from right here in Southeastern New Brunswick!

If shopping is your jam, a visit to the Shediac Multipurpose Centre on Sunday should be on your list, too. The vendor line up for their Christmas market is incredible!


You can find all the details for skating throughout the week on our Guide to Ice Skating in Greater Moncton, but here’s what you need to know this weekend (these times are free unless otherwise noted):




For more on weekday options, check out our Skating Guide!

Here’s our trusty list of places you might want to check out with the family anytime!

  • Resurgo Place’s new temporary exhibit is open – and it includes a full dinosaur & a Picasso! The museum is always a hands-on hit with our kids, but I know the dino will tip the scales for so many!! (Please note: they are closed for Remembrance Day & on Mondays.)
  • Llamazing Adventures still had weekend spots available when we checked!
  • Wanna test your adventure skills outdoors? Check out Off Grid Adventure in Anagance!
  • Magnetic Hill Zoo is currently open five days a week, 10am-4pm (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays; open on Saturday).
  • Add a little neon flair to your weekend with Glow Zone nights Friday & Saturday at SkyZone. Lasers, black lights, fog machines & more! All ages welcome, wear white or florescent colours, 7-10pm. (Open this Saturday.)
  • Looking for something geared just to littles? Hop Skip Jump is the place to check out.
  • The City of Moncton generally hosts two public swims every weekend: Saturdays 3-4:35pm at the University of Moncton’s CEPS ($3 admission), and Sundays 1:303pm at the YMCA ($3 admission).
  • You might also want to check out swimming at the Riverview Aquatic Centre (open swim on Saturdays at 1:35 & 2:40) & the Dieppe Aquatic Centre (public swims on Saturday at 3:15pm & 6pm, Sunday at 3:15pm), or check out the indoor splash pad at the North End YMCA.
  • We’re always a fan of visiting the library – whether there’s special programming or just to drop in & explore! (Please note: the libraries will be closed Saturday to observe Remembrance Day.)
  • Another family favourite is hitting the bowling alley or arcade. Go retro vibes with Holy Moly in Riverview, check out glow bowling times at Fairlanes in Moncton, or head to Bowlarama & its awesome arcade in Dieppe.
  • Want to move as a family? Try a visit to FitRocks Climbing GymMarco’s Clinic (laser tag), or the Riverview Indoor Skatepark Riverview Youth Centre.
  • Creative mood? Try DIY Studio to paint your own pottery! They usually have lots of holiday themed pieces – now’s a great time to start thinking ahead for holiday gifts, too!
  • Up for a challenge? Room Escape Atlantic usually has a few non-scary, kid-friendly options & Mystery Moncton Mystere is great for the teens & up. There are also online options you can purchase to play on your own time!


If you have a little one heading off to Kindergarten and are looking for private school options, you should head to the information session with Eastgate Academy! (Also open to those of you with older kids – or planning ahead now for littles!)

Did you get your tickets yet for Atlantic Slam? Check out six NCAA basketball games with teams from Yale, Weber State, Gardner-Webb, and Colgate, plus a prep school tournament! Learn more on the podcast with local co-chair Roberto Di Donato.

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