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).
Featuring a campground with a sandy beach, tennis
courts, a playground, ice cream parlour day adventure kisque and kayak rentals.
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.
The museum houses historical
treasures and crafts from the area. Phone 684-7490.
Founded in 1976, The Dalhousie Marina is the only
one in Restigouche County. They can accommodate up to 66 boats and offer a
The Daimig ferry operates daily between Dalhousie
and Miguasha, Quebec.
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.
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
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
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.
This park, located on the Bay
of Chaleur, offers 87 camp sites and a swimming pool. Cottage rentals are
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.
A campground with 31
semi-serviced sites (water, electricity) open from June to August.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Located at the mouth of the Bay of Chaleur, Eel
River Bar is the only First Nation community in Restigouche
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.
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.
further information call the Eel River Bar Micmac First Nation at 1-800-3