The insurance, information technology, educational, and health care sectors also are major factors in the local economy with the city's two hospitals alone employing over five thousand people. Summers are hot and humid due to the seasonal prevailing westerly winds strengthening the continental tendencies of the local climate. The Thomas Williams House, a former home of a city industrialist built in 1883, is now maintained in period style and serves as a research centre and is also home to several multicultural organizations. Further information: ; ; and Acadians settled the head of the in the 1670s. This was the largest sporting event ever held in , with athletes from over 170 countries in attendance.
Settlement of the and river valleys began about 1700, gradually extending inland and reaching the site of present-day Moncton in 1733. Aside from locally formed militia units, the did not have a significant presence in the Moncton area until the beginning of the Second World War. 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. The is a French-language university, and the only publicly-funded university's whose main campus is located in Moncton. The French-language arm of the , , maintains its Atlantic Canadian headquarters in Moncton. The Bend remained an agricultural settlement for nearly 80 more years.
Archived from on 27 September 2007. In 2011, the Moncton Miracles began play as one of the seven charter franchises of the professional. New Brunswick's signature natural attraction, the , are a half-hour's drive down the valley. Archived from on 2 July 2007. These major snowfalls typically average 20—30 cm 8—12 in and are frequently mixed with rain or freezing rain.
The Magnetic Hill Concert Site has developed a reputation for holding the largest concert productions in the entire country. The city's two main museums are the Moncton Museum at on Mountain Road and the Musée acadien at Université de Moncton. The Salter shipyard closed in 1858. Archived from on 14 May 2011. Positive developments include the later renamed achieving full university status and relocating to a new campus in 1996, the opening a new terminal building and becoming a designated international airport in 2002, and the opening of the new to Riverview in 2005. This is due to Moncton's central location in the Maritimes: it has the largest in Atlantic Canada with 1. In the current federal parliament, all three members from the metropolitan area belong to the.
Over the next decade, lumbering and then shipbuilding would become important industries in the area. This was the first neutral site regular season game in the history of the Canadian Football League and was played before a capacity crowd of 20,750. Moncton is in the federal riding of. Mount A is traditionally ranked by magazine as one of Canada's top undergraduate universities, taking top honours in 18 out of the last 25 years. Greater Moncton has many golfing facilities. Scheduled service providers include , , and. Major snowfalls can result from moving up the east coast of North America.
Moncton's daily newspaper is the , which has the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in New Brunswick. The has approximately 381 inpatient beds and is affiliated with Medical School. About 46% of the city population is and understands both English and French; the only other Canadian cities that approach this level of linguistic duality are , , and. Mount Allison also provides first year and extension university courses in Moncton and has developed a formal affiliation with the Moncton Flight College to allow for a bachelor's degree in aviation. The Avenir Centre is an 8,800 seat arena which serves as a venue for major concerts and sporting events and is the home of the of the and the of the.
Archived from on 16 October 2006. Archived from on 10 July 2007. The catalogue warehouse in 1927. Archived from on 8 March 2016. A significant wooden shipbuilding industry had developed in the community by the mid-1840s, allowing for the civic incorporation in 1855, but the shipbuilding economy collapsed in the 1860s, causing the town to lose its civic charter in 1862. Operating for over 25 years, they offer 40 different programs at seven different campuses in Atlantic Canada. The Story of the Acadians.
The tidal bore was the first phenomenon to become an attraction but the construction of the Petitcodiac causeway in the 1960s effectively extirpated the attraction. Moncton grew rapidly during the early 20th century, particularly after provincial lobbying helped the city become the eastern terminus of the massive project in 1912. There are 16 broadcast radio stations in the city covering a variety of genres and interests, all on the. Migration is mostly from other areas of especially the north , 13% , and 9%. Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Archived from on 5 February 2008.
Archived from on 8 December 2007. The complex includes The , a nationally accredited and award-winning zoo with over 400 animals displayed in themed exhibit areas. There is a second smaller near Elmwood Drive. There are four wards electing two councillors each with an additional two councillors selected at large by the general electorate. National Film Board of Canada in French.
The city was first settled in 1733 and incorporated in 1875. The construction of this new stadium led directly to Moncton being awarded a regular season neutral site game between the and the , which was held on 26 September 2010. There are 37 call centres in the city which employ over 5000 people. Archived from on 13 May 2011. The Bend became an important transfer and rest station along the route.