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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

Paddling to the Past

Paddling to the Past

Today we headed back to Beaubears Island to take part in their Voyageur Canoe Experience. We arrived at around 10am and were greeted by our tour guides Nathan and Ben. Typically the Voyageur Canoe Experience takes place in a 26 foot, 12-14 passenger canoe, but since it was only the three of us we tookContinue Reading

Up, Down & All Around

Up, Down & All Around

Today we spent our day exploring the French Fort Cove. The Cove is a popular attraction considering it is a multi-seasonal park. It is known for its various hiking and biking trails that draw people from all over. You can also check out the Over the Cove Zipline which is another popular tourist attraction. TheContinue Reading

Four Diverse Events, One City

Four Diverse Events, One City

Our city has many different people that live in the confines we call Miramichi, and with the mixture of people, we have a multitude of different cultures and interests.  This weekend, there are many of these activities and cultural events that you can get the chance to go and experience. Starting with Canada’s largest IrishContinue Reading

Warm Up Your Winter With These Romantic Experiences

Warm Up Your Winter With These Romantic Experiences

What could be more romantic than snuggling with your sweetie near a crackling fire? Here are some winter getaways that are sure to rekindle the romance! Snowshoes & Snuggles with Storeytown’s “Frozen in Time Package”  – A romantic winter getaway at Storeytown Cottages; bundle up for a day of snow shoeing & sliding then cozy upContinue Reading

MRTA Welcomes New Members!

MRTA Welcomes New Members!

The Miramichi River Tourism Association is excited to welcome five new members for 2019! Hoping to join our network of awesome tourism professionals? Keep scrolling! New Members Halcomb’s Moose Barn – Newly opened in 2019 but with five generations of hospitality experience, The Moose Barn has been described as a snowmobilers paradise! Chez Raymond –Continue Reading

Must Try Winter Activities

Must Try Winter Activities

Whether you embrace winter in all its glory or would rather embrace a cup of cocoa by a hot fire, with nearly 3 meters of annual snowfall, Miramichi has something for everyone! Dashing Through the Snow – Fletcher’s Sleighrides is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. Hop aboard a horse drawn sleigh as itContinue Reading

Making Holiday Magic on the Miramichi

Making Holiday Magic on the Miramichi

Freshly cut pine trees, twinkling holiday lights and cozy craft markets make the holiday season one of the best times to visit Miramichi. Whether Miramichi is home, you’re home for a visit or making us your home for the holidays, we’ve got suggestions to add a little extra magic to your holiday season. Shop (Locally)Continue Reading

Social Media Content Submissions Guidelines

Social Media Content Submissions Guidelines

The Miramichi River Tourism Association is a membership based marketing organization with the goal of attracting travellers to Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors. Our region encompasses from Boiestown to Escuminac, Tabusintac to Kouchibouguac. Thank you for your interest in submitting content to be featured on Discover Miramichi’s social media channels. Given the number of requests weContinue Reading