On the evening of Canada Day, Murray and I went into Fredericton to take in the festivities downtown at Officer's Square, right on the riverfront. We enjoyed listening to the live bands perform and we also took a long walk along the river trail. I'll just let you scroll down through the pictures. Enjoy!
The boats at the Regent St. wharf. Many of them take part in a parade of lights
This is Carleton Park on the north side of the river. There was a concert going on there too.
The newly paved walking/biking trail. It's part of the Trans-Canada Trail system.
This is the Princess Margaret Bridge which is undergoing a major renovation.
It is all covered to prevent debris and workers from falling into the river.
Due to it's closure, the traffic in the city uses the one other bridge which causes
bad traffic tieups during rush hours.
The city's downtown at sunset. Taken from the old train bridge which is part of the trail.
The corner of Queen and Carleton Streets at about 9:30.
Pretty quiet. We were so tired from walking and standing that we
decided to go home before the fireworks which don't start until 10:40!!
We did something we'd never done before when we stopped at our son's.
He let us take his four wheeler for a spin in the orchard and fields in the dark!!
I must say I was a bit scared but it was so beautiful out with the darkness and nothing
but stars overhead and lightning bugs flashing all around us. A great way to end the day!
We got home in time to watch the fireworks from a window.
The picture is blurry through the window and 20 kms. away!!
I hope you have had a wonderful Canada Day weekend.
And for my American friends I wish you a happy July 4th!