The town of Saint-Quentin, the southwest entrance
to Restigouche County, sits more than 1,000 feet above sea level in the middle
of a picturesque plateau. Saint-Quentin's large wooded stretches offer an
abundance of small and large game. The region is also rich in streams, rivers
and lakes making the Saint-Quentin area a paradise for recreational
Saint-Quentin is the western entrance to Mount
Carleton Provincial Park. Here you'll discover true New Brunswick wilderness-
with over 17,000 hectares of scenic parkland. Mount Carleton, the highest peak
in the Maritime provinces at 820 metres (2,690 feet), offers fishing, canoeing,
a campground, back country camping, a hiking trail system and a taste of
The park includes part of the Appalachian Range,
many lakes and the headwaters of the renowned Tobique and Nepisiquit River
systems. Be sure to bring your camera, as wildlife viewing is superb. For the
bird watcher, Mount Carleton offers plenty of boreal birds.
Camping is allowed only
at established campgrounds and four back-country sites which allow you to
explore the mountain summits. Sites are assigned upon availability only. There
is no campsite reservation system. There are 62 kilometres of hiking trails in
the park. Campers and hikers are asked to always register before beginning
The park is located 43 km east of
Saint-Quentin on Route 180. As Saint-Quentin is the nearest community, it is
suggested you get everything you need prior to your
The park gates are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
daily in the summer. For information call (506) 235-2025.
This nine-hole course has a
licenced club house. Located on route 17 at the west end of Saint Quentin. Call
Four new lighted courts.
Available for day or evening play. Phone (506) 235-1954.
de Saint-Quentin (Western
Festival of Saint-Quentin) The largest western festival in the Maritimes, July
16-21! Nine days of festivities, including a super rodeo featuring wild bulls
and horses, a country show, parade, bingo, horse haul and activities for the
kids. Contact (506) 235-1946.
At Kedgwick you'll find the
southwest entrance to the Restigouche River. Fishing and hunting at its best
can be found in the Kedgwick area.
With something for the entire
family, this facility offers cottage rentals, canoe and camping equipment.
Full- and half-day excursions with an experienced guide are available.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (506)
Travel back in time to the
1930's. Wander through a replica of an authentic logging camp and take a guided
tour of the buildings. $5 admission includes a 2-hour guided tour and
audio-visual presentation. There is also a campground with 20 sites. For
further information call (506) 284-3138.
Two tennis courts are located near the arena. For
information, call the Recreation Department at (506) 284-3171.
Kedgwick's Autumn Festival is one of the high
points on the social calendar of the village. It's held from Oct. 6-12. The
contact person is Diane Thompson.
Tide Head is known as the
"Fiddlehead capital of New Brunswick". Fiddleheads are the early growth of the
Ostrich Fern which abounds in the islands which dot the Restigouche River in
the Tide Head area. Picked, cleaned, boiled and salted, fiddlehead greens are
thick and succulent, an epicurean treat that is quickly becoming known in
gourmet restaurants and hotels throughout the United States and
Tide Head Beach offers
unsupervised, fresh water swimming. It is also a great place to launch your
At the west end of Tide Head, you'll find Morrissey
Rock. Stop here for a picnic and enjoy the unparalleled view offered by this
scenic lookout. Morrissey Rock is perhaps best known for its railway tunnel
chiseled out of the rock, the only railway tunnel east of Montreal.
This charming village located just west of
Campbellton has the region's largest shopping centre. The Sugarloaf Mall has
over 30 stores including a Kmart and Atlantic Supervalu (supermarket). Right
next to the mall is the largest Canadian Tire store east of Montreal.
Atholville also has an outdoor pool and is home to a provincial
Provincial Park operates year round. Features include a wooded campground,
tennis courts, hiking, two alpine slides with a chair lift, a licenced lodge
The campground has 76 campsites-eight with
water and sewage, 57 electrically serviced and 11 for tenting. There are
showers, washroom facilities, firewood and a playground. Activity coordinators
organize nature walks, games, crafts and other activities for children. You can
play tennis, volleyball and basketball or rent a paddle boat, mountain or
tandem bike or roller blades.
Day adventure and
multi-day adventure packages are available. Call In advance (506) 789-2366 and
A climb to the summit of the 283 metre
(1,000 foot) high mountain is an unforgettable experience. The new viewing
platform at the top provides a breathtaking view of the Restigouche River and
the Bay of Chaleur. The park boasts 22 kilometres of hiking trails, including
the four kilometre Terry Fox trail around the base of the mountain, and a new
trail around scenic Pritchard Lake.
The park's alpine
slides are the only ones in Atlantic Canada. A chair lift travels up the
mountain side and two slides twist their way to the bottom. Or simply ride the
chair lift and enjoy the wonderful view in a tranquil
From spring through fall, the snowmobile and
cross-country trails are perfect for mountain bike enthusiasts. Various
mountain bike tours are available on request. Other trails are designated for
Known as the Gateway to the Maritimes,
Campbellton-the largest community in Restigouche County-has much to offer the
visitor. A must stop is picturesque Salmon Boulevard on the city's
One of the most
photographed attractions in the region is Restigouche Sam, an 8.5 metre
stainless steel model of the king of game fish. It's located on the Campbellton
waterfront within walking distance of the Civic Centre, one of the finest
recreation and convention centres in the Atlantic Provinces. A nearby
lighthouse serves as a youth hostel during the summer months. A provincial
visitor information centre constructed to resemble the city's former CN Rail
Station and a gift shop, featuring the work of local crafts people, are also
located here. A mini model train next to the building completes the railway
atmosphere. Nearby, the City Centre mall offers a host of shops and services
and the downtown shopping district is just a short walk away.
The Campbellton Salmon
Festival, June 25-29, marks its 30th anniversary in 1997. Activities Include
the Miss Salmon Festival Pageant, Little Miss Pageant, wine cellar, salmon
suppers, sports day, family and kids day, social evenings; helicopter rides,
Campbell Amusements, pancake breakfasts, horseshoe tournament, canoe poker
rally, Dairy Queen 10 km road race, teen dance, soccer tournament, golf
tournament, fiddling contest, Campbellton Sports Hall of Fame dinner, Lion's
corn booth, horse hauling contest, volleyball tournament, fireworks (Canada
Day) and the annual parade followed by a family picnic.
At nearby McLeods you'll find
the Restigouche Golf and Country Club, an 18 hole course, with a licenced club
house offering a magnificent view of the Bay of Chaleur. Phone 506
This multi-use facility on the Campbellton
waterfront boasts two Olympic-size ice surfaces, a semi-Olympic pool,
convention facilities and a licenced lounge. The Civic Centre plays host to a
wide variety of sports and cultural events year round.
Pool (506) 789-2713
Fitness Centre (506) 789-2833
Leisure Centre (506)789-2717
Box office (506)
Pro shop (506) 789-2825