Canada is full of surprises, but destinations few will have you scratching your head quite like New Brunswick’s world-famous Magnetic Hill.

Located 15 minutes from Moncton (or about an hour and a half from the capital, Fredericton), this unusual spot is one of the oldest tourist attractions in the province and in the 1950s, was one of the most popular in the entire country.

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However, unlike other favourites such as Niagra Falls or Banff National Park, this puzzling landmark does not draw crowds with cascading water or mountain views. Instead, Magnetic Hill captivates the curious.

“Cars simply don’t roll uphill. It’s impossible, right? Well, drive to the bottom of this world-famous hill, shift into neutral, and be prepared to be amazed,” writes Tourism New Brunswick.

“Your car will roll uphill in total defiance of natural law, even as your brain is telling you it’s simply not possible. Is it magnetic, an illusion, or a gravitational mystery?”

According to the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario, it’s simply an illusion created by rising and descending terrains – but it’s still incredibly cool!


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Headed to the east and want to check it out? The hill itself is only the tip of the ice burg when it comes to interesting things to do in the area!

Also on your hit list should be their zoo, the Magnetic Hill Winery and Magic Mountain – an amusement park with rides, a mini golf course and Atlantic Canada’s largest waterpark.

You’re in for the thrill of a lifetime! It’s truly one of Canada’s most perplexing destinations.


Where: Magnetic Hill, Moncton, NB