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. On Middle Island you will hear the story of Irish immigrants and the hardships they endured through a guided tour. At Metepenagiag Heritage Park in Red Bank, experience the ancient Mi’kmaq culture and view archaeological finds dating back over 3000 years.
Join in the celebrations at one of the numerous summer festivals including Canada’s Irish Festival and the long running Miramichi Folksong Festival.
Ritchie Wharf Park on the waterfront features restaurants, an art gallery and dairy bar. You can stroll along the boardwalk, take in some entertainment or go on a boat tour. Children will enjoy the adventure playground and splash pad.
French Fort Cove Nature Park offers scenic walking and biking trails. If you’re brave you can visit the park in the evenings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to hear the tale of the Headless Nun. Call us at 1-800-459-3131. www.miramichi.org