The City of Campbellton, where the Restigouche River meets the Bay of Chaleur, is the perfect beginning to your Restigouche region explorations. The downtown waterfront promenade is home to food, fun, and the town mascot, Restigouche Sam, an 8.5-m (27.8-ft.), larger-than-life replica of the Atlantic salmon.
When you’re here, treat yourself to some great food at Smoke on the Water, Café Chez Wes Restaurant or T-Bar Restaurant (at Sugarloaf Provincial Park). It’s all tasty and oh so traditional. If you’re here on a Saturday, don’t miss the Sugarloaf Community Market in Atholville.
Overlooking the city is the unmatched Sugarloaf Mountain and the trails that lead to the super summit view. Sugarloaf Provincial Park and Sugarloaf Bike Park are located here with a campground including both regular sites and rustic shelters as well as a lodge and restaurant. The downhill bike course was designed and built by Whistler’s Gravity Logic and has trails to suit beginners, intermediate and expert riders. Equipment rentals are available on site.
Beach lovers can find their special spot in Tide Head, Inch Arran Park (Dalhousie), and Charlo.
At 820 metres above sea level the magnificent vista from the top of Mount Carleton inspires optimism and excitement. It offers views of the Restigouche region with its network of rivers, mountain peaks, and forests that embrace you in the ancient Appalachian experience.
Mount Carleton Provincial Park is the perfect place to start a day of outdoor adventure. Overnight it becomes a Dark-Sky Preserve, as designated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This means no artificial lighting is visible from the park, making the shimmering night sky a not-to-be-missed source of amazement. The park also offers hiking, biking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and beaches, so there are plenty of ways to reconnect with nature’s finest.
If you prefer a cozy B&B to a campground, Du Repos Inn is situated near the park and provides a fantastic selection of all-season outdoor fun, including guided fly-fishing lessons.
Switching gears to a different kind of green, the Saint-Quentin Golf Club offers not just a competitive 9-hole round, but also a terrace bar, meals, accommodations, and equipment rentals. The club’s Busking Bar is a perfect spot for poolside relaxation, karaoke nights, or just friendly meetups to enjoy a local beer.
Near Kedgwick, Arpin Canoë Restigouche is nestled in the heart of the mountain range offering river experiences as well as all-inclusive or self-guided packages - keep your eyes peeled for moose, bald eagle, and Atlantic salmon sightings along the way. Nearby Chalets Restigouche is the perfect spot to spend a few nights for your nature getaway.
The Village of Plaster Rock is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, fishers, and hunters, with access to rivers, lakes, and ATV trails, as well as the Plaster Rock Tourist Park campground located right in the middle of town. The adjacent Tobique River is perfect for canoeing or kayaking, with local equipment rentals available.
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The Restigouche is a place where you truly can get away from it all - a vacation experience that reconnects you with some of the most authentic elements of a New Brunswick holiday. It’s time to get off the beaten track and discover your own hidden oasis.
Experiences and businesses listed below are ones we’ve verified as being open this season. We update this list regularly as new information comes in.
Call the local Visitor Information Centre at 506-789-2367 for information on where to find open public washrooms.