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Restigouche County, New Brunswick

Restigouche County is located in the north-central part of New Brunswick. It has a population of around 30,000 citizens and is bilingual. Its most densely populated municipality is the city of Campbellton - at 7,000 people.

Salmon Celebration in Campbellton

Fishing enthusiasts from all over Canada and US travel to Restigouche River (after which the county is named) for its famous salmon pools. Campbellton actually celebrates its world-famous salmon with the annual Salmon Festival, which runs from late June to early July.

Besides eating a lot of salmon, you can participate in all sorts of all-ages activities: road races, a Canada Day Fireworks show, Miss and Little Miss Salmon Festival Pageants, the Street Fest, and the Parking Lot Party, which includes a pet show, parade, book sales, bowling, a carnival, live bands, and more! And, be sure to look out for Restigouche Sam - a 27.88 foot steel salmon statue!


The City of Campbellton is not the only hot tourist spot in the county. Dalhousie is the second most densely populated municipality in the county and a great place to visit. Dalhousie is particularly ideal for camping due to its notable lack of flies and mosquitoes.

There's also rushing water and opportunities for power boating. Winter travelers should take advantage of Dalhousie's great snowmobiling trails.

Photo Opportunities in Restigouche County

When in Restigouche, be sure to check out the Church in Saint-Quentin, the J.C.Van Horne Bridge between Campbellton and the town of Pointe-a-la-Croix, and the Appalachian Mountains in the village of Kedwidge.


Q.What NHL hockey player was born in Dalhousie?
A.Gordie Dwyer.

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October 20, 2013


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