Magnetic Hill (Moncton)

The Magnetic Hill is a Canadian gravity hill, a type of optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain. It is located at the northwestern edge of the city of Moncton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Water appearing to run uphill at Magnetic Hill
Magnetic Hill-Moncton

The general area is at the base of a ridge named "Lutes Mountain", which rises several hundred feet above the surrounding Petitcodiac River valley.

History edit

Cover of 1969 tourist pamphlet for Magnetic Hill

With the rise in tourism after the Second World War, the roughly 1 kilometre segment of gravel road became one of Moncton's prime tourist attractions (along with the tidal bore on the Petitcodiac River). Magnetic Hill is now a historic property.[1]

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References edit

  1. ^ Historic Places, of Canada.

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46°08′11″N 64°53′23″W / 46.136319°N 64.889696°W / 46.136319; -64.889696