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Appreciating Our Roots

Time flies by, especially over the course of the summer holidays. For us, who will soon been stepping into our new adventure as university students, it really flew by quicker than we could’ve imagined. I guess we were all just having fun, because that’s when time flies the fastest. This summer we were given the opportunity to work for Discover Miramichi.

While working for Discover Miramichi I, Sarah MacCallum, had the opportunity to explore the Miramichi region and learn so many new things along the way. I had never worked in the tourism branch before, so the idea of the job itself was new to me. I have always loved adventuring and trying new things, so I knew that working for Discover Miramichi would be something I would enjoy! Some of my favourite things I did this summer was hiking at Kouchibouguac National Park, Ziplining at Over the Cove Zipline, and setting up teepees at Metepenagiag Heritage Park. I never knew Kouchibouguac had so many hiking trails and that setting up a teepee requires many specific steps before obtaining the perfect outcome.  This summer I was also able to experience many things for the first time such at tubing at Gallan’s Tubing, fly fishing at Wilson’s Sporting Camps, paddle boarding at Storeytown Cottages (which I learned is a lot harder than it looks and requires a lot of practice) and I also attended my very first Pow Wow! Throughout the summer I also learned some interesting facts about our region that I never knew before.  While paddling past Wilson’s Point on the Voyageur Canoe Experience at Beaubears Island, I learned that once coupled, bald eagles will mate for life. While spending the day in Tabusintac, I learned that running a U pick farm takes a lot of hard work from the staff at Cowassaget Brook farms. Lastly, I learned about all the amazing opportunities I was missing out on. Working in tourism has allowed me to take part in all the amazing activities in the city I call home.  I used to be one of the people who complained about having nothing to do in Miramichi, but working for Discover Miramichi has changed my mindset completely and has taught me there are always things to do and places to see in Miramichi!

I, Nathan MacDiarmid, got to experience a whole different side of the Miramichi region I had no idea existed! After spending a year long Rotary Youth Exchange in Belgium, August 2018 to July 2019, it really gave me the chance to see my home town in a completely different light. Before I left on my exchange, I had no idea what all there was to do in my region, I had been all over the Atlantic region playing hockey and baseball, but I had never taken a step back and fully indulged in what our city has to offer. Aside from just touring around, I was given the opportunity to learn about social online marketing. Seeing first hand what it takes to get tourists and visitors to the city from other places around the Atlantic region, and the world, or even visitors from Miramichi who want to get to know their city a little better. I have seen countless different tourist attractions in and around Miramichi all the while forming bonds with two new friends making plenty of new and interesting memories. Learning about Miramichi’s history and culture one visit at a time, I really got to see my hometown in a different, more appreciative, light.

Time to Cork Your Boots and Go Ashore

“Time to cork your boots and come aboard!” – Azade Haché. Story time with Azade on his famous boat – the Max Atiken kept us thoroughly entertained for a couple hours as we sailed down and back the Miramichi River.  Having had Azade as a teacher in middle school, I could always remember him talkingContinue Reading

Miramichi Pronature

Miramichi Pronature

   Pronature is a family owned and operated outdoor store, focused on offering the very best products and services possible for every member of your family.  During the spring, from lines to lures, pronature will meet the fisherman’s outfitting needs for a premiere angling experience while the fall colours bring a wide assortment of “huntersContinue Reading

Shopping

Fresh produce and crafts at farmers markets, authentic handmade goods from local artisans and small specialty shops in Miramichi’s Historic districts of Newcastle and Chatham make for a unique shopping experience. Walk the streets among historic buildings which are host to a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes, or head over to one of ourContinue Reading

Newcastle Farmers’ Market

Newcastle Farmers’ Market

Come check out the Newcastle Farmers Market every Friday from 10am to 2pm.  Meet locals who sell their creations, from handmade jewellery, to homemade cookies and jam. Along with purses, wood crafts and tupperware.  It’s always a good idea to get some lunch while shopping at the market. The Farmer’s Market offers eat in orContinue Reading

East Wind Gifts

East Wind Gifts

This seasonal shop is located on Ritchie’s Wharf and offers an eclectic mix of crafts from local artisans including handmade jewelry, sea glass art, quilts, souvenirs and more! The knowledgable staff ensure that you get personalized service to help find that perfect gift to bring home (or will help you treat yourself!) 

Water Street Farmers’ Market

Water Street Farmers’ Market

The Water Street Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 9am-1pm.  There is many food vendors as well as a kitchen staff who offer a hearty home-cooked breakfast. After having a bite to eat, why not check out all the small-town vendors who showcase their goods.  You may see locally grown organic meats and vegetables, handmadeContinue Reading