A riverfront region with one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Miramichi is home to diverse natural, outdoor, and urban recreations, making it a popular place to book a cottage rental in New Brunswick.
Encompassing various parks within its city boundaries, such as Enclosure Park and French Fort Cove Nature Park, Miramichi offers many winter and summer activities to outdoors enthusiasts. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and skating are popular winter pastimes. In the summer, it is common to see hikers and bikers in the parks, and anglers out and about on the Miramichi, a world-famous salmon-fishing river that is also favoured by canoeists, kayakers, and inner-tubers.
Named by Jacques Cartier in 1534, Chaleur Bay—which means “Bay of Warmth”—promises spectacular panoramas of the Acadian Peninsula and the Acadian Isles, and some of the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. An hour’s drive from Miramichi, the bay features hiking and biking trails, and is frequented by swimmers, sunbathers, and sandcastle-builders.
Back in Miramichi, take a boat tour to Beaubears Island to learn about early French fur traders and shipbuilders and to Middle Island to hear the stories of the area’s Irish immigrants. Then, experience Mi’kmaq culture at nearby Metepenagiag Heritage Park or stroll along the Ritchie Wharf Park boardwalk to sample fresh fare at the city’s bistros, pubs, and bakeries. Further, an array of annual events, including the Miramichi Folksong Festival (Canada’s oldest running folk festival), will appeal to a variety of visitors.
Just a two hour drive from Fredericton, Miramichi and Chaleur Bay are highly coveted New Brunswick cottage rental destinations.+ More