Blackville is a picturesque village known for its kindhearted, entertaining and lively people who have developed their own rustic language. The common greeting is, “How’s she goin’?” To which you should reply with an enthusiastic, “The very best!” With a population of just under 1000 residents, Blackville is a charming little village that is the service centre for thousands of others residing in outlying areas.Blackville content
Considered the “Salmon Fishing Capital of the Miramichi”, ﬂy-ﬁshermen (or “sports” as we call them) have been ﬂocking to the Blackville area to ﬁsh the Southwest Miramichi River and its tributaries —the Renous, Cains, Dungarvon, and Bartholomew rivers —for decades. Both rustic and modern hunting and ﬁshing lodges line their shores, oﬀering everything from exciting day adventures on the water to quiet evenings under the stars. Celebrities often visit our mighty river, their presence kept secret by tight-lipped guides who respect their privacy. But everyone knows the story of when Marilyn Monroe came to visit. The reports of her having dangled her legs in the Miramichi River at Doctor’s Island in Blackville are legendary.
The focal point of many community events is the Municipal Park, located in the centre of the village and nestled between the Miramichi River and the Bartholomew River. With walking trails, a playground, picnic area, boat launch and an observation deck the park was the site of a bustling lumber mill in the early 1900’s where logs were run down the river from miles away to be processed.