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Victoria Park

Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2004/11/15

This postcard view shows the fountain that was installed in the park in 1915.; Moncton Museum
Historic Victoria Park
This 1923 photo depicts the War Memorial that was unveiled in Victoria Park on November 11, 1922.  It is one of several monuments found on the park grounds.; Moncton Museum
Victoria Park War Monument - 1923
During the summer and fall of 2004, the City of Moncton completed some major work on Victoria Park.  This work included the building of a large cement amphitheatre for community events. ; Moncton Museum
Victoria Park - 2004

Other Name(s)

Victoria Park
Victoria Square
Place Victoria
Moncton Commons
Jardin communal de Moncton

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1901/01/01 to 1915/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/11/30

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Victoria Park is a rectangular well-manicured and mature urban green space in Moncton containing monuments, a bandstand, fountain and walking paths. It is bound by John Street to the north, Cameron Street to the west, Weldon Street to the east and Park Street to the south.

Heritage Value

Victoria Park was designated for being one of the earliest and best-maintained public parks in Moncton, and for its monuments.

It was only a grassy field called the Moncton Commons when it was donated to the City of Moncton by the Moncton Land Company (John A. Humphrey, Michael Spurr Harris and Christopher P. Harris) in 1901. The original park concept, called Victoria Square, was developed over the following 14 years. The footpath design allows visitors to navigate the different features of the park. Victoria Park has served as the backdrop for significant community events, including royal visits, commemorative celebrations and annual craft fairs.

Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “Victoria Park”.

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements relating to the designation of Victoria Park for being one of the earliest and best-maintained public parks in Moncton, and for its monuments include:
- location on former Moncton Commons;
- mature, well-manicured civic park grounds;
- well-designed footpaths;
- fountain;
- amphitheatre/bandstand;
- 1921 monument to members of the Moncton Land Company;
- 1922 World War I Cenotaph by Emmanuel Hahn;
- World War II artillery gun monument to the 8th Field Battery R. C. A. (Overseas) Association;
- 2000 twin monuments to fallen firefighters and police officers.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Community Planning Act

Recognition Type

Local Register

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

2004/01/01 to 2004/01/01
1922/01/01 to 1922/01/01
1921/01/01 to 1921/01/01
2000/01/01 to 2000/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Sports and Leisure

Function - Category and Type



Civic Space

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor, back office files - filed by civic address

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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