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City of Miramichi

City of Miramichi

Situated along the world-famous salmon fishing river, the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick offers cultural experiences that allow you to discover the heritage of the region and its people. Take a boat tour to Beaubears Island with costumed guides then visit the Interpretive Centre to learn about the Acadians that took refuge there and the shipbuilding of centuries past. Through a guided tour on Middle Island you will hear the story of Irish immigrants and the hardships they endured.

Join in the celebrations at one of the numerous summer festivals including the Rock ‘n Roll Festival, Canada’s Irish Festival and the long running Miramichi Folksong Festival.

 

Festivals & Events

Miramichi is known for celebrating its culture and heritage at the numerous festivals that take place throughout the year.

Fishermen Pow wow
June 30 – July 1
Canada Day Celebrations
July 1
Miramichi Exhibition
July 15  – 18
 Canada’s Irish Festival on the Miramichi
July 16 – 19
 Miramichi Valley Oldtimers Baseball Tournament
July 31 – Aug 2
 58th Miramichi Folksong Festival
August 3 – 8
 Napan Agricultural Show
August 13 – 16
 National Acadian Day
August 15
 Miramichi Rotary Dragon Boat Festival
August 15
 Miramichi Scottish Festival
Remembering Nelson Fair
August 21 – 23
 Pumpkin Fling
September 26

The Vogue Theatre

Opening for the first time early in 1950, the Vogue Theatre was touted as “Chatham’s newest and most modern theatre.”  With seating for nearly 500 people, it was the place to see the newest blockbuster release of the day. For the next 50 years, the Vogue Theatre ran as a daily showing movie theatre to […]  More Details

Creative Grounds Cafe

Located in Miramichi East, Creative Grounds Café is a cozy hideaway. Providing comfortable furniture along with free Wi-Fi, they also offer the perfect space to catch up on emails, play board games or meet up with an old friend. Drop by and enjoy an espresso-based specialty drink, coffee and tea from famed Atlantic roaster Nova […]  More Details

Capers Pub & Eatery

Located just off of Route 11, you will love Capers Pub and Eatery. Drop in for freshly fried fish in a light crispy batter made complete with a specialty poutine! While the winter months bring easy access to the trails for snowmobilers, the summer months bring the opportunity to catch the sunset from their expansive […]  More Details

Schooner Point Log Cabins

Schooner Point is a year round cottage rental destination just 15 minutes from downtown Miramichi. Enjoy rest and relaxation in a quiet, rustic setting overlooking the Miramichi bay.  Wake up every morning in your own two bedroom cedar-log cabin, complete with a kitchen, satellite tv and wifi!   More Details

Fishermen Pow Wow

    Fishermen’s Pow Wow – hosted on Waterford Green. 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.  In solidarity with Jeux de L’Acadie, the Fishermen’s Pow Wow will not occur […]  More Details

Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival

June 28 – July 1, 2018 Grab your poodle skirt and blue suede dancing shoes, this four-day Rock ‘N’ Roll festival takes place in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  Some of the many awesome events coming up for the 2018 festival A nightly showing of Mama Mia at James M. Hill theatre A street dance with a […]  More Details

Miramichi Exhibition

July 17 – 21, 2018 From old favourites to new attractions, you will find something for the whole family with free admissions to the exhibition grounds every day.  An afternoon will fly by as you wander through the market place. Both the kids and the kids at heart will love the thrills of the amusements […]  More Details

Canada’s Irish Festival

July 19th – 22nd, 2018 People can’t stop talking about what a success the 2017 festival was! Big crowds, awesome entertainment, warm sunshine, and attractions to please the entire family. The Irish Festival committee can’t wait to do it again this year! Every year, thousands of people gather on the Miramichi for jam-packed weekend of […]  More Details

The 61st Miramichi Folksong Festival – August 5-10, 2018

Canada’s Longest Standing Folksong Festival The 61st Miramichi Folksong Festival will be held from August 5-10, 2018at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre, 100 Newcastle Blvd. A musical week of celebration in song, dance, fiddles, Gospel Concert, New Brunswick Day Breakfast and noon luncheons with live music, children’s Show, Fiddle Workshop, Folk feast and fun which includes, noon […]  More Details

Napan Agricultural Show – August 9-12, 2018

The 27th Annual Napan Agricultural Show is August 9-12, 2018.  Each year, the organizers work together to promote agriculture and community living to the Miramichi and surrounding areas, through competitions, displays and volunteerism. Some of the highlights for this year’s show include: Ultimate Supreme Draft Horse Qualifying Show Wild ‘n Woolly (Kids Events) Draft Horse […]  More Details

Miramichi Scottish Festival – August 19th – 21st, 2016

Kilt: It’s what happened to the last person who called it a skirt Join us in celebrating Scottish culture on the Miramichi. There will be traditional Scottish music (who doesn’t love the bag pipes?), traditional dishes, vendors, celidh, and dancing. For the full schedule, see below: 17 August: The Tartan Banquet will be held at […]  More Details

Rotary Ribfest, May 24 – May 27, 2018

A weekend of food, entertainment and friendly competition hosted by the Rotary Club of Newcastle on the waterfront, in Miramichi. Champion Ribbers offer up savory barbecued ribs, talented local performers provide musical entertainment and teams compete in the Rotary Atlantic Washer Toss Championship and the human foosball tournament. There are children’s and family activities, fire […]  More Details

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 25-27, 2018

Atlantic Canada’s premiere striped bass fishing tournament attracted over 1,000 fishing enthusiasts in 2015, its first year and has only gotten bigger & better since then. Now going into its fourth year, this multiple award winning tournament hosts competitive and amateur fishermen from throughout Eastern Canada and includes not only a professional team division but […]  More Details

Chatters Pub & Eatery

Chatters is Miramichi’s newest pub and eatery, located downtown Newcastle, next to Econolodge and across from Royal Bank. Chatters is dedicated to offering the freshest of Asian, Canadian and Korean cuisine.  Beautiful pub & eatery where great conversations never end.Choose from fresh, healthy, and delicious Canadian, Korean and Asian menu items with a variety of beers, […]  More Details

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 “hunters […]  More Details

Hiking

Escape the hustle of everyday life with a hike through the natural beauty found along the Miramichi River. From flat wetlands to hilly hikes through the woods, there are trails for every skill level. You can also saddle up and enjoy kilometers of fast and flowing single-track. French Fort Cove Bike Trails Miramichi Trails Map  More Details

Dare the Dark With the Headless Nun – French Fort Cove Nature Park

Despite the mysterious disappearances of tour guides, constant sabotages, and unearthly screams leaking from the depths of the French Fort Cove, the Dare The Dark with the Headless Nun Tour will continue to terrify the denizens of the Miramichi for another summer. Tour the depths of French Fort Cove as you uncover the legend of […]  More Details

Maurie’s Mini-Putt & Ice Cream

Maurie’s Mini Putt & Ice Cream is an 18-hole course, featuring whimsical obstacles such as a windmill, a swinging buoy, lighthouse and even a replica of Miramichi’s Centennial Bridge! Their dairy bar includes 48 delicious flavours of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet. Along with a decision spinner for those who are feeling adventurous.. To […]  More Details

Pita Pit

At Pita Pit, what goes into the pitas is just as important as what gets left out. Nothing’s deep-fried, battered or grilled in fat. No added salt unless you say you want it.  There are some great vegetarian options like the much-loved falafal pita! Bring the whole family in on Tuesdays, when kids eat for free! On the […]  More Details

Ritchie Wharf Park

Shipbuilding is the theme of this charming public park. While this very waterfront was once a thriving shipbuilding industry, today it is a place where your children can have fun in the nautically themed playground. They’ll love to play and get wet on the splash pad, then sit down for a scoop (or 3) of ice cream! You’ll […]  More Details

French Fort Cove

French Fort Cove is a multi-season park with walking, hiking and biking trails. During the months of July and August courageous visitors can take part in the Dare the Dark with the Headless Nun adventure. Autumn brings beautiful views of colourful fall foliage.  More Details

Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association

The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association (MRMA) is a non-profit organization that promotes education, understanding, communication, and harmony among all cultures; attracts and assists in the settlement of immigrants and, advocates for the interests of people of all heritages. MRMA’s Settlement Services Office, located at 1808 Water Street (Chatham), provides access orientation, support, and referral services for immigrant newcomers to […]  More Details

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 or […]  More Details

Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza Miramichi offers a casual dining setting while serving gourmet pizzas made with their signature hand pressed dough. They’re also known for their mouth-watering pasta selections, wide variety of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts. With a separate sports bar area, Boston Pizza is the perfect place to catch the big game! During the summer […]  More Details

Middle Island

The Miramichi River Valley received a significant number of Irish immigrants in the years before and during the potato famine. Many early Irish settlers came for the economic opportunities promised by the lumber industry, but there were many others who were far less fortunate. On June 3rd 1847, the Looshtauk out of Dublin, Ireland arrived at Middle Island, which […]  More Details

Beaverbrook House

The childhood home of William Maxwell Aitken – better known as Lord Beaverbrook. Enter the beautiful 1877 Victorian style house and take pleasure in viewing the carefully restored architecture. Throughout your visit, you will learn more about the man who was once described as “an idle boy” and was credited with the phrase “Pots and […]  More Details

MacDonald Farm Heritage Site

The Historic MacDonald Farm site in Bartibog overlooks the Miramichi River. To discover its secrets and appreciate the charming scenery, visitors take a horse drawn wagon along a winding trail leading to the spectacular historic homestead. A tour of the fine stone house, built in the Georgian tradition, in the company of the costumed guides will take you […]  More Details

1809 Restaurant

Miramichi’s premiere dining destination! Let the chefs at 1809 wow you with their carefully curated dishes. Start your day off with a signature breakfast with mouth-watering options like smoked salmon Eggs Benedict. During the dinner hour, you’ll want to savour every bite of the farm to table feature, which showcases locally sourced ingredients. Friday evenings, […]  More Details

Tran’s Palace

Tran’s palace is a local favourite go-to for Chinese food! Family owned and operated, the Tran family is known all around the river for their excellence in customer service. Some of the delicious menu offerings include: fall off the bone spare ribs, perfectly crispy egg rolls, moo-goo gai pan and more! Their “Dinner for…” options […]  More Details

Days Inn

Welcome to the stylishly renovated Days Inn Miramichi where you’re guaranteed to have a relaxing sleep on the plush pillow top bed. For your convenience, all guest suites include microwaves, mini-fridges and 32″ flat screen TVs. The Days Inn is also pleased to offer both accessible and pet friendly rooms. Other hotel amenities include free […]  More Details

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, handmade […]  More Details

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!)   More Details

Portage Restaurant

The Portage Family Restaurant is proud to feature a comfortable and warm atmosphere, a full menu with delicious and healthy selections the whole family will enjoy.  The Portage has been a family tradition for over 30 years in the beautiful city of Miramichi.  Whether it’s a full hearty breakfast, a delicious lunch, or a wonderfully […]  More Details

King George B&B

The King George B&B is listed as one of Canada’s Historical Places of Interest and has been painstakingly renovated and restored to maintain its gracious 100 year old character while providing modern amenities. There is an uncluttered mix of antiques and new soft furnishings with ample space, high ceilings and inviting King/Queen and Twin-size beds. Luxurious linens, soft robes, […]  More Details

Miramichi Golf and Country Club

Miramichi Golf & Country Club was established in 1925 at Bushville, NB on the south bank of the Miramichi River. Among New Brunswick golf courses it stands as possibly the most challenging 18- hole layout in the northeast. The narrow fairways, sand traps and water hazards all come into play truly challenging its players golfing skills, where each stroke depends […]  More Details

Miramichi River Boat Tours

Discover Miramichi aboard the 50 passenger, Max Aitken tour boat featuring the river’s only double decker touring. Relax in comfort as your colourful Acadian Captain, Azade Haché interprets the river and its history. Fully certified, licensed and bilingual, the Max Aitken is Transport Canada approved. Ninety minute tours depart Ritchie Wharf. In addition, evening cruises, special events and group […]  More Details

Howard Johnson Miramichi

Enjoy a welcoming waterfront accommodation along the Miramichi River. The Howard Johnson Hotel is located just minutes from Downtown Miramichi, The Civic Center and Ritchie’s Wharf. At the Howard Johnson Hotel, enjoy a unique and comfortable Miramichi hotel stay with many great services and amenities. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast, an indoor saltwater […]  More Details

Napan Bakery

Specializing in German baked goods, the Napan Bakery is the place to stop for pastries, cakes, and breads. Sip on a hot coffee while you dive into a good book or even people watch in this comfortable café on Miramichi’s Historic Water Street.   More Details

Miramichi Dragway Park

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you watch some of Canada’s finest racers fly past the grand-stands.  Miramichi Dragway Park is a 1/4 mile dragstrip located in Miramichi  with the best traction in Eastern Canada starting with 120ft of concrete launch pads, to a well maintained asphalt track surface of 1320ft. The track also […]  More Details

Rodd Miramichi River Hotel

Nestled on the banks of the Miramichi River in the City of Miramichi’s Historic Water Street Business District, The Rodd Miramichi is not the typical city centre hotel. The riverside location provides both views of and step-outside access to the river and recreational trails. Instead of views of other buildings you can see blue sky […]  More Details

Sunrise Campground

On the bank of the beautiful Miramichi River, overlooking Bartibog and Sheldrake islands, the Sunrise Campground offers many services, including wireless internet access, a swimming pool and an arcade for the kids. All lots are fully serviced and many are pull-through. The Sunrise Campground is very central. Gordon’s Wharf, with its sandy beach, boat launch and docks, is only a […]  More Details

Carrefour Beausoleil

The Galerie ARTcadienne provides visual artists from Miramichi and all over New Brunswick with an exceptional venue to showcase their art works. For 25 years, the Galerie ARTcadienne, located at Carrefour Beausoleil School and Community Centre, allows art lovers to discover the works of established and promising artists in the area. The Galerie ARTcadienne has tasked itself with ensuring […]  More Details

Fundy Line Motel

Clean, comfortable and affordable, the Fundy Line Motel & Restaurant welcomes all travellers to a home-away-from-home. The Fundy Line is centrally located, overlooking the Miramichi River, close to French Fort Cove and many other amenities and attractions. Rooms were recently renovated, ensuring that you’ll enjoy your rest in a comfortable bed covered with a hand-quilted […]  More Details

Ile Beaubears Island

Visit Beaubears Island, a place where fortunes were made and lives were lost, and learn the role Beaubears Island played in Miramichi and Canada’s history. The modern Interpretive Centre and Museum in Nelson houses several artifacts, interactive touch-screens, and a model depicting how the Island looked in its prime circa 1840. After enjoying the Interpretive […]  More Details