Along with Saint John and Fredericton, Moncton stands proud as one of three urban centers in New Brunswick, Canada. Located in the Petitcodiac River Valley, Moncton lies within the very center of the Maritime Provinces of inland Canada. The so-called “Hub City” possesses a modern population of 71,889, is the largest city in New Brunswick, and the second-largest city in the Maritime Provinces. With a stable and diverse economy that has received national acclaim and an interesting transportation history as a former railway town, Moncton is attractive to those who wish to sample life in a traditional Canadian city. Plenty of suburban areas in the counties of Westmorland and Albert surround the city, and there is also plenty to see in the neighboring city of Dieppe and town of Riverview.