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Restigouche County, New Brunswick
Dalhousie, New Bunswick

Dalhousie, New Brunswick
   Dalhousie is a scenic town located at the mouth of the Restigouche River on the shores of the Bay of Chaleur. The Dalhousie area is a holiday resort for bird watchers, photographers, artists, rock hounds and water sports enthusiasts. Inch Arran Park has family camping with recreational facilities nearby. Visit the town's museum, marina and Recreaplex (indoor pool and fitness centre).

Inch Arran Park-New BrunswickKayaking, Inch Arran Epeditions, Dalhousie, New Brunswick
   Featuring a campground with a sandy beach, tennis courts, a playground, ice cream parlour day adventure kisque and kayak rentals. (5O6} 684-7363.

Chaleur Phantom-New Brunswick
   The cruise ship Chaleur Phantom will take you to Heron Island the Bon Ami Rocks and, Miguasha, Quebec. The captain interprets the landmarks and breathtaking scenery. A 2-hour narrated cruise is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12. The Phantom operates from May 10 to September 30, 7 days a week at 2 p.m. and 7 pm. There's also a three hour nature cruise departing at 9 a.m., $20 a couple, $15 per person, children half fare.

Restigouche Regional Museum-New Brunswick
   The museum houses historical treasures and crafts from the area. Phone 684-7490.

Marina - New Brunswick
   Founded in 1976, The Dalhousie Marina is the only one in Restigouche County. They can accommodate up to 66 boats and offer a shower facility..

Daimig Ferry-New Brunswick
   The Daimig ferry operates daily between Dalhousie and Miguasha, Quebec.

Recreaplex-New Brunswick
   This facility features an aquatic centre and a fitness centre. The aquatic centre offers a 25 metre pool, 100 foot slide, sauna, whirlpool and children's pool. The fitness centre has free-weight rooms with cardiovascular, Keiser, Nautilus and Atlantis equipment. They also offer fitness evaluation, individual training programs, tanning sessions and step aerobic classes. A mull-purpose room, classroom and the pool are available for rental. For information call 506 684-7353.

Bon Ami-New Brunswick
   Dalhousie's Bon Ami Get Together is a coming together of new and old friends to celebrate our heritage and the beauty of the region. There are events for all ages including market days, old car show, pageants, teen activities, children's activities, golf tournament, pool tournament, tennis tournament, social evenings, parade, lots of suppers and a beach party.

Balmoral
   Sixteen kilometres in length, Balmoral is the longest village in New Brunswick. Located on Route 275, south of Dalhousie, Balmoral sits at the entrance to the great forests of the southeast. A special celebration is planned this summer to observe the 25th anniversary of the municipality's incorporation.

Charlo, New Brunswick
Beach, Eel River Bar, Chaleur Park, Charlo, New Brunswick   Truly a year-round vacation destination, Charlo is known as the "cross- country ski capital of New Brunswick". Summer visitors will delight in the community's 12 kilometres of beaches, with supervised salt water swimming, windsurfing rentals and lessons, and fishing. Charlo is also the home of the county's biggest fall fair in September.

Chaleur Provincial Park-New Brunswick
   This park, located on the Bay of Chaleur, offers 87 camp sites and a swimming pool. Cottage rentals are available.
   Charlo Falls has inspired many amateur photographers. it is also the perfect departure point for a peaceful walk along the Charlo River.
   Organized tours of nearby Heron Island are also available. The island has a variety of sea-birds and there's a chance you may spot a seal or two along the way.

Jacquet River Park - New Brunswick
   A campground with 31 semi-serviced sites (water, electricity) open from June to August.

Cyclers' Paradise...New Brunswick
Cyclist, Restigouche County, New Brunswick   Restigouche County has top-notch cycling. Scenic routes and narrow, rarely-travelled back roads give the cyclist plenty to choose from. And for good off-road cycling (mountain biking) there are countless trails and roads through the woods. As well, both of our provincial parks offer mountain bike trails. Along the Bay of Chaleur the prevailing winds blow from the west-north-west. Therefore, when you're cycling from west to east, the wind generally will be at your back.
   In cooperation with the New Brunswick cyclists, the province has produced a number of cycling maps which are available by calling toll-free 1-800-561-0123. For individuals interested in competitive cycling, information on race dates can be obtained from: Vélo New Brunswick Inc., 457 Chartersville Road, Dieppe, N.B. E1A 5H1

Restigouche Gallery-New Brunswick
   The Gallery presents exhibits of fine arts, history, science and technology themes from local, regional, national and international sources. It offers a wide range of activities including concerts, workshops, conferences, lectures and films. The Gallery Boutique features artist materials, hand-painted cards and arts and crafts from regional artisans.
   This summer discover the unique nature of the Restigouche region as portrayed in "Knock on Wood" and "The Restigouche Experience" exhibits at the Gallery and the Tourist information Centre.
   If you are between 5 and 105 years old, register for an Expo-Creation workshop from Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to noon) and, with the help of talented professionals, experience an explosion of cultural and musical creativity. You can reach the Gallery at (506) 753-5750.

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site, New Brunswick
   Located in Point-à-la-Croix, Quebec, at the mouth of the Restigouche River, where the frigate Machault sank on July 8, 1760, this National Historic Site features exhibitions, guided visits for groups and animation activities. It gives you a glimpse of the tools, clothing, chinaware and weapons of the period. you'll see timbers from the actual ship along with a splendid collection of artifacts retrieved from the wreck by archaeologists. An audio-video re-enactment shows the highlights of the battle. Open seven days a week (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from June 1 to mid-October

Fort Listuguj-New Brunswick
   This ambitious undertaking is a recreation of a 18th century fort. Visitors can experience life as it was when settlers first arrived in the region. Located in the Listuguj Mi'gmag (Micmac) Nation, just across the river from Campbellton, the buildings and furniture are entirely handmade in the style of the 1700's. All of the employees dress in the costumes of the period. A gourmet restaurant serves traditional Micmac and Acadian food. During the day, visitors can take part in numerous activities, such as watching the staff make crafts. Lodging in the fort or teepees is available. Two boutiques outside the fort offer Micmac and Acadian crafts in addition to modern fast foods. Fort Listuguj is open from mid-June to the end of October, daily from. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For further information call 506 788-1760.

Eel River Bar-New Brunswick
Eel River Bar, Chaleur Park Charlo, New Brunswick   Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Eastern Canada, it's no wonder the Micmacs of Eel River Bar chose this region as a destination for their traditional spring migration.
   Located at the mouth of the Bay of Chaleur, Eel River Bar is the only First Nation community in Restigouche County.
   In the past, this community harvested the abundant natural resources including clams, eels, salmon and smelts. Now, tourism is seen as one of the greatest opportunities for Eel River Bar. Key projects are the Aboriginal Heritage Garden and the eco-tourism development of Heron Island. A $7 million investment in the garden is anticipated. The garden is being developed in co-operation with the Smithsonian Institute's National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. It is the the only project of its kind in the world.
   To complement the garden, Heron Island will be developed as naturally as possible without major infrastructure under a co-management arrangement with the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy. The island is home to nearly 200 species of birds, including some endangered species.
   For further information call the Eel River Bar Micmac First Nation at 1-800-3 WIGWAMS.

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