Located at the heart of Atlantic Canada, Moncton has earned a strong reputation and solid event hosting experience from having successfully hosted several international championships and numerous national competitions in recent years. Moncton has what it takes to help rights holders present a quality event: world-class event venues; dedicated local sports organizations; an experienced, bilingual pool of volunteers; exceptional accommodations; various transportation options; and more.
Consistently rated one the best places to live in Canada, the city boasts two world-class hospitals, three universities, multiple parks and trails and many year-round entertainment opportunities. In addition to this, the many amenities in the region include warm beaches, restaurants, bars and breweries, a farmer’s market, shops, museums and galleries, and unique attractions like Magnetic Hill and the Petitcodiac River’s world-famous tidal bore. These features contribute to making Moncton an appealing event hosting destination.
World-Class Host, Small Town Spirit
Moncton’s welcoming and generous nature leaves a lasting impression on event participants. The community has successfully hosted large-scale international events all while ensuring an unparalleled, personalized experience for athletes, spectators and organizers.
Your event will shine in Moncton
Moncton is the ideal size to bring optimal visibility and exposure to your event. Volunteer participation and spectator engagement are high in this close-knit community. When an important event is happening, the excitement can be felt throughout the city!
Canada’s first officially bilingual city
Nearly 50% of Monctonians are bilingual, allowing Moncton to host events in Canada’s both official languages to the highest level.
First-rate Sporting Hub
Moncton’s event hosting track record is impressive for a city its size. In recent years, the city has acquired solid experience by successfully hosting 9 international events, 2 continental events, 35 national events and numerous regional, provincial and local events.
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014
- 2010 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships (largest single-sport event in Atlantic Canada to date)
- 2009 Ford World Men’s Curling Championships
- 2019 Pan American Junior Badminton Championships
- 2018 Baseball Canada Cup (17U)
- 2017 Jeux de la francophonie canadienne
- 2017 U18 Canadian Curling Championship
- 2016 Canada Soccer Sport Chek National Championships U-14 Cup
- 2013 and 2014 Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships
- 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships
Moncton is home to the largest indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities in Atlantic Canada, including the Avenir Centre, a brand-new downtown 9,000-seat arena equipped with the latest top-of-the-line technology, as well as the international-class Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium, which includes a Mondo track surface and a FIFA 2 STAR synthetic soccer field.
From Local Organizing Committee volunteers to day-of-event volunteers, Moncton’s volunteer base is well-established, engaged and always ready to contribute.
→ 500+ trained volunteers, with major and international events experience
→ 75+ local sport organizations, each with their own volunteer base
→ Access to volunteers through the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick
→ Corporate volunteer programs
Centrally located, easily accessible
Located at the centre of Atlantic Canada, Moncton is easily accessible from all directions: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Québec and New England states.
The City of Moncton supports Event Rights Holders looking to host an event in Moncton with the following services:
→ Bid development support
→ Venue selection support
→ Site visits
→ Event Hosting Grants
→ Facilitation of contact with accommodation partners
→ Volunteer database
→ Staff point of contact and liaison role