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Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi

Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage on the Miramichi

“June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit & Metis peoples” 

Aboriginal people have inhabited the Miramichi region for over three millennia & have been contributing their unique culture and traditions for time immemorable. Some ways that you can celebrate & learn more about our First Nations this summer 

  1. Attend the Fishermen’s Pow Wow (June 30 – July 1) – held annually on Waterford Green in Chatham. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine brings together First Nations and non-First Nations fishermen in a spirit of peace and friendship.  Parade of boats, dance, music, cultural / artisan village and more

  2. Attend a Local Pow Wow – With three First Nation’s within a one hour drive of Miramichi city you have ample opportunity to engage in local Pow Wows & celebrate the culture through dance, song, chants, feasts and local artisan vendors.  Before you go: check out this great article by CBC on being an ally during Pow Wow season. 

    Eel Ground (Natoaganeg) – July 13-16
    Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation (Red Bank) – July 28-30
    Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) – August 18-20

  3. Visit the Metepenagiag Heritage Park – “Experience Mi’kmaq culture that has existed here for over 30 centuries. Share in music and listen to oral history handed down through generations of Mi’kmaq Elders. Walk the trails in the footsteps of ancestors overlooking the river that has sustained life since time immemorial.View the archeological finds of the ancient village and understand the significance and traditions presented from the Augustine Mound and Oxbow National Historic Sites.”

  4. Ookdotaan (A Taste of Metepenagiag) – Gather fresh ingredients for the tea that will be served with food prepared in an outdoor cooking shelter. Sit down to listen to stories of Metepenagiag before sampling seasonal fish or summer game with wild rice, traditional bread and fragrant cedar tea. For more info click here 
  5. Spend the Night in a Tipi – Sleeping under the stars, in the fresh air, surrounded by such a rich history is sure to take your understanding and appreciation of the culture to a whole new level. Not to mention, you’ll be disconnected from the noise of everyday life, and at peace with nature, making it a truly spiritual experience. For more information click here 
  6. Spend the Night at Metepenagiag Lodge– staffed by nationally certified interpreters who will be delighted to tell the story of Metepenagiag. Sit down, relax and view the award winning movie” The Village of Thirty Centuries.”  Various art work from local crafters is made available throughout the lodge for guests to admire and you will also have the option to enjoy traditional cuisine. 

 

 

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Dad showed you how to throw a ball, change a tire and is always there for you. We all know the Dad who has everything so that’s why here at Discover Miramichi we have come up with some unique gift ideas. For the Dad who would like to see his son catch his first AtlanticContinue Reading

Ten Romantic Date Night Ideas in Miramichi

Ten Romantic Date Night Ideas in Miramichi

“I got some platforms sitting in the corner.They wanna stroll on a city sidewalk.I got a dress that’ll show a little uh uh but you ain’t gettin’ uh uh if you don’t come pick me up Show me off (wow),You might be tired, but I’m not!I don’t know why you don’t take me down town likeContinue Reading

Miramichi’s Most Instagram Worthy Spots

Miramichi’s Most Instagram Worthy Spots

1. French Fort Cove Hiking Trails – with towering trees and rushing streams, find the perfect nature shot here 2. Miramichi Golf Club – whether its an action shot on the driving range or a photo with the background of the rustic club house, you won’t want to miss this beautiful location 3. Ritchie’s WharfContinue Reading

Mothers Day on the Miramichi

Mothers Day on the Miramichi

Here at Discover Miramichi, we’ve come up with a list of things to do with mom this weekend so that you don’t wind up buying her a gift at the gas station (again)!  Mom has cooked your breakfast & done your dishes for years. Treat her with a delicious brunch at 1809 Restaurant. 2. EnjoyContinue Reading

150 Things to do in the Miramichi Region (26-50)

150 Things to do in the Miramichi Region (26-50)

Looking for something to do with Mom this mother’s day? Why not take her out for Brunch to Mulligan’s for their annual mother’s day brunch!  Take your appreciation of Mi’kmaq culture to a whole new level with an overnight retreat in a tipi and an evening of storytelling by the campfire in Metepenagiag. Relax inContinue Reading

150 Things to Do In The Miramichi Region (1-25)

150 Things to Do In The Miramichi Region (1-25)

In honour of Canada 150 we thought we would put together a list of 150 fun things to do in Miramichi this year!  We’ll get the most exciting one out of the way, experience tight lines with our fantastic salmon fishing.  Feel your heart race as you cross New Brunswick’s longest suspension foot bridge acrossContinue Reading

Ottawa Life Magazine features Miramichi

Ottawa Life Magazine features Miramichi

During the summer of 2016, Jennifer Hartley & her family visited the Miramichi region, she enjoyed herself so much that she wrote what has been described as a “love letter to Miramichi” for Ottawa Life Magazine.  Find the article here!  http://www.ottawalife.com/article/the-marvels-of-miramichi 

Camping on the Miramichi

Camping on the Miramichi

Stay:  Camping Miramichi – Located just ten minutes from the city of Miramichi, a family campground set on over 200 acres in the heart of Miramichi. An idyllic country setting amidst towering pines bordering the scenic Black River. Explore our forest and river trails, fish, take a swim in the pool or relax on their spaciousContinue Reading

Spring on the Miramichi

Spring on the Miramichi

If you’re anything like us you are over the shovelling and tired of having to put 17 layers of clothes on every time you head outdoors. The good news is that we’re on the downhill trek now to longer days full of spring sunshine. Here is a list of some things you can look forwardContinue Reading