Founded along the southernmost portion of Chaleur Bay in New Brunswick, Canada, Bathurst is perhaps best known for its natural beauty and long history. First settled in the 1600s, Bathurst has a rich history that played an integral part in developing this part of New Brunswick. If you're searching for a vacation destination that's just as unique as it is relaxing, then a trip to Bathurst may be just what you're looking for.
Founded in Industry, Living in Beauty. In 1876, Bathurst became an integral part in connecting New Brunswick with the rest of North America due to the Intercolonial Railway of Canada. Since the opening of this railway, Bathurst played a direct role in the development of zinc and forestry industries. In modern times, Bathurst has become a destination for those seeking a calm, relaxed vacation getaway.
Unlike other portions of Canada, Bathurst feature four distinct seasons, which makes planning a visit ideal if you wish to avoid certain types of weather patterns. The picturesque landscape of Bathurst beckons tourists to leave the predictability of big-city vacations and embrace and unique adventures only this portion of New Brunswick can offer.
Visitors may enjoy a day exploring various art galleries and cultural centers, or they may forego indoor activities and take part in seasonal outdoor activities. It's during the winter months when snow cover reaches its peak that this sleepy town truly bursts with activity. Known for their snowmobile trails, put on your helmet and explore snow-covered vistas, which were named "The Best Place to Race in North America" according to Atlantic Winter Nationals.
Planning a visit during the warmer months? No problem. With miles of shoreline of the Restigouche River you can enjoy a beautiful picnic lunch or rent a canoe and spend the day exploring Chaleur Bay. Regardless of your vacation desires, Bathurst features attractions and amenities for all members of your family.