Category Archives: Redbank

A Tube-Tastic Experience

A Tube-Tastic Experience

Don’t you just love being able to sit back and relax while floating in a tube down the Miramichi river? If you answered yes, then Stewart’s Tubing is the place for you! As summer students for Discover Miramichi we are always looking for new activities to partake in. The forecast called for beach weather, so we figured what better way to spend it than on the river! Once we arrived at Stewart’s Tubing, we were kindly greeted by Tasha who took our keys and told us where the life jackets were if we felt they were necessary. She was also able to answer any questions we had about the tubing process. We were then instructed to wait for the shuttle which would take us to our launching point. In the meantime, we took advantage of the wait and took some funny pictures in their cut out boards.

Once we hopped on the shuttle, Linda Stewart introduced herself as the owner of Stewarts Tubing. With her upbeat personality she was able to carefully explain the directions and told us that the run would be approximately two hours long (you can also check the Stewart’s Tubing Facebook page to see current times and water conditions). Most importantly she told us to have fun and be safe before getting off the shuttle! At this time, we also met some new friends who were just as excited as we were and agreed to be in some of our photos and videos.

With bathing suits on and tubes in our hands we headed down to the water. One thing that was very helpful for us was the extra (dog) tube they gave us to secure our equipment. The water was cold at first, but we eventually got used to it and began our adventure. The float down the river was leisurely and relaxing, and offered wonderful scenery and views. Although we didn’t see more than a couple minnows, there are plenty of chances to view wildlife along the bank. There were some areas on the water where the current was faster paced which was one of our favourite parts. Stewart’s Tubing is definitely the perfect place to unwind and have fun at the same time. The employees at Stewart’s were very generous and told us that as students we were more than welcome to get on their safety boat that goes up and down the river to check on customers during their tubing runs. Nathan decided to go and was able to get some great shots!

When we got to the end of the run, we returned our tubes and were asked about our day. We then went back to the main office where Tasha returned our keys. Stewart’s tubing is a great place for all members of the family including furry friends. Their friendly staff and comfortable tubes mixed with our beautiful river calls for an unforgettable time!

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting North and South

Connecting North and South

Today we experienced our first outing as summer students for Discover Miramichi. Upon arrival at Metepenagiag Heritage Park we were greeted by two of the summer staff, Hunter and Logan. They would eventually be guiding us through the teepee building process, but we were scheduled to explore the interpretive center first. From left to right:Continue Reading

Pauline Young ART

Pauline Young ART

     Pauline is a visual artist who was first exposed to the creative world through her father Phillip Young visual artist, who painted the bottoms on her feet. She still recalls the smooth sensation of paint oozing between her toes. She draws her inspiration from him and the natural environment and is always looking downContinue Reading

The Nor’West

The Nor’West

Metepenagiag, Red Bank, Sunny Corner, South Esk & Eel Ground Red Bank is located where the Little Southwest and Northwest Miramichi Rivers meet, and its traditional name is Metepenagiag (MET-DEH-B’-NAH-GHEE-AGH). Known as the “Village of Thirty Centuries”, Metepenagiag is the oldest community in New Brunswick. Metepenagiag along with the neighbouring First Nation community of EelContinue Reading

Metepenagiag Lodge

Metepenagiag Lodge

Surrounded by nature with stunning views of the Miramichi River, this year-round operation offers accommodations, dining and conference room facilities. The beautiful 10-bedroom cedar lodge sits high on the banks overlooking the river and is just 20 minutes outside the city of Miramichi. Relax on the tranquil grounds, feast on traditional local cuisine. The MetepenagiagContinue Reading

Upper Oxbow Adventures & MROC Lodges

Upper Oxbow Adventures & MROC Lodges

For over 190 years the Blackmore family has been in the business of providing the best Atlantic Salmon angling and outdoor adventure experiences on the Miramichi. Taking  up residence on the banks of the Little Southwest Miramichi in 1823 where they have been stewards of the river for six generations. Today, the tradition continues atContinue Reading

Metepenagiag Heritage Park

Metepenagiag Heritage Park

Pjila’si… Welcome to Metepenagiag, where people have lived continuously for over 3,000 years. Metepenagiag Heritage Park is a state of the art facility that tells the story of the Mi’kmaq of Metepenagiag. Experience the Mi’kmaq culture that has existed here for over 30 centuries. Enjoy the music and listen to the oral history, handed down through generations by the Mi’kmaqContinue Reading

Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre

Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre

The Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre (MSCC) is the oldest operating Atlantic salmon hatchery in Canada. Located in South Esk, New Brunswick, the facility is only 5km west of the City of Miramichi. The first buildings and ponds were constructed in 1873 and Atlantic salmon eggs were collected for incubation that year. The MSCC has operated continuously since that timeContinue Reading

Stewart’s Tubing

Stewart’s Tubing

Sit back and enjoy a lazy day floating on an inner tube down the Miramichi River with Stewart’s Tubing, the original tubing destination on the Miramichi. All ages are welcome! Non-swimmers should bring own PFD.   Free Parking and a shuttle service to your launch point are provided! For your convenience: takeout facilities, a convenience store, iceContinue Reading