The River is Just the Beginning!
Situated along the world-famous salmon fishing river, the city of Miramichi offers cultural experiences that allow you to discover the heritage of the region and its people. If you’ve ever tangled with the mighty Atlantic salmon, you know the fish tales are true. The ghost stories, lumberjack legends and other local folklore we leave to your imagination. The art of storytelling is ingrained in the roots of Miramichi. The city is also known for its variety of popular festivals like Canada’s Irish Festival on the Miramichi and Miramichi Folksong Festival. Experience a traditional powwow in one of the neighbouring First Nations communities and be prepared to be captivated by the genuine hospitality.
Get a real feel for the shipbuilding roots of the mighty Miramichi River at Ritchie Wharf Park where you can enjoy the boardwalk, entertainment, restaurants, artists’ gallery and boat charters on site. Children will enjoy the adventure playground and splash pad. Then visit Boishébert and Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Site of Canada with costumed guides to learn about the Acadians who 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.
Learn about salmon conservation at Canada’s oldest fish hatchery. Visit French Fort Cove Nature Park but don’t be afraid of spooks on the Headless Nun Tour.
Miramichi Visitor Information Centre (Cove Road)