The City of Moncton is called the hub city because it is the first city you come from, or pass through when you are traveling to and from Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island. That makes it a gateway into the province. The city is situated on the Petitcodiac River. The tides of the Bay of Fundy flow up the river twice a day creating the tidal bore. A constant wave that moves up river ahead of the tide.
There are several trails and parks throughout the city. The Riverfront Park Trail travels along the Petitcodiac River where you may get to see the tidal bore flowing up through the thick muddy water. Centennial Park and Mapleton Park will let you get away from it all without leaving the city. Both follow beautiful little streams. If you want a more wilderness feel check out Irishtown Nature Park around the Irishtown reservoir.