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Saint John

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Saint John is situated in the south-central portion of the province, along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River.

 

There is a terminal in the harbour for cruise ships as well as for various container ships.

 

In the center of the city is  a narrow gorge, few hundred feet wide that the Saint John River flows into the Bay of Fundy, causing a unique phenomenon called the Reversing Falls. This where the diurnal tides of the bay reverse the water flow of the river for several kilometres. A series of underwater ledges at the narrowest point of this gorge also create a series of rapids.

 

The Arts & Culture sector play a large role in the local economy. Uptown Saint John has several art galleries and is home to several well known artists.

 

Saint John has an industrial infrastructure in the city’s east side including the Irving Oil Refinery which is Canada’s largest oil refinery.

 

The city has a diverse economic industry which include the Port of Saint John, brewery, New Brunswick Power Corporation which operates three electrical generating stations in the region including the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, molasses company, Bell Aliant, the Horizon Health Network, which operates 5 hospitals in the Saint John area, and numerous IT companies and call centers. There is also a convention center located in Market Square.

 

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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Saint-Léonard

Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Saint-Léonard is a town in New Brunswick, Canada. It is Madawaska County, on the east bank of the Saint John River. Van Buren, Maine is located on the opposite side of the river and the two towns are connected by the Saint Leonard-Van Buren Bridge.

 

The economy is driven with J.D. Irving Limited having a sawmill there, as well as potato farming.

 

 

Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick, Canada

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Baker Brook

Baker Brook, New Brunswick

 

Baker-Brook has a population of 585 and is a Canadian Village in the province of New Brunswick. It is 20 KM west of Edmundston and is on the Saint John River.

 

One of the attractions to the area is the Roman Catholic Church which has a stained glass window that came from the Belgian artist José Gaterrath and the Stations of the Cross by the famous Spanish ceramist Jordi Bonet.

 

Baker Brook

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Aroostook

Aroostook, New Brunswick

Aroostook is a New Brunswick village on the west bank of the Saint John River at the mouth of the Aroostook River.   In 1878, Aroostook was an important railway centre. There was a large rail yard and locomotive roundhouse in the village in 1890.

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Miramichi

Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Miramichi is located at the mouth of the Miramichi River where it enters Miramichi Bay. The Miramichi River valley is the second longest valley in New Brunswick, the Saint John River Valley is the largest.

 

The city was formed in 1995 after the towns of Newcastle and Chatham and surrounding communities were forced to amalgamate.

 

The climate is cool and moist and has a mean annual temperature of 4.7 °C (40.5 °F). January’s average temperature is −10.8 °C (12.6 °F), and July’s average temperature is 19.1 °C (66.4 °F). Summers are warm and sunny. the warmest recorded temperature is 37.8 °C (100.0 °F)[19] (August 12, 1944).

 

The area is rich in history like the French and Indian War(1754), American Revolution and Battle at Miramichi (1779), Great Fire of 1825, The Looshtauk Tragedy (1847). And has a diverse culture of Mi’kmaq and French communities (before 1765), Scottish and Loyalist immigration (1765–1800), Irish immigration (1815–1850).

 

Some of the festivals that involve local culture, and ancestral roots of the native settlers include:

  • Folksong Festival
  • Annual Pow-wows hosted on the nearby Eel Ground First Nation and Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation
  • La Fête Nationale des Acadiens—Acadian Day
  • Scottish Festival
  • Canada’s Irish Festival on the Miramichi
  • Fiddle Festival

Other local festivals include:

  • Canada Days Festival
  • Rock ‘n Roll Festival
  • Miramichi Salmon Classic
  • Exhibition

 

Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

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Fredericton

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Fredericton is the capital of the of New Brunswick. The city is located in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which is the dominant natural feature of the area. Fredericton had a population of 56,224 in the 2011 census. It is the third-largest city in the province after Saint John and Moncton.

 

Fredericton has two universities, and is an important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province. There are galleries and museums such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse, a performing arts venue.

 

Every year the city hosts a Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. This attracts regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists.

 

The Historic Garrison District has daily summer re-enactments of Changing of the Guard and other various activities for young and old. Tour the old barracks and visit some local artisan’s shops while there.

 

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Florenceville-Bristol

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Florenceville-Bristol is a New Brunswick town situated in the Northwest part of the province on the Saint John River Valley. It lies within the Appalachian Mountain Range.

 

It had a population of 1,39 in 2011.

 

Originally known as Buttermilk Creek, was changed to Florenceville in 1855 to honour the Crimean War Nurse Florence Nightingale.

 

The former village of Bristol is located on the Saint John River, in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada, approximately 5 kilometers north of Florenceville.

A battle between Micmac and Maliseet  took place in what is known as the present-day Bristol. It was originally called Shiktehawk, a Maliseet word meaning “where he killed him”. After the NB Railway was constructed the name was changed because the railway workers could not pronounce it properly. This was an important area for Native people as it was the start of the cross province route.

 

The Town of Florenceville-Bristol was amalgamated July 1, 2008.

 

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada

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Grand Bay-Westfield

Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada

Grand Bay–Westfield  is a New Brunswick town in the western part of Kings County, located on the west bank of the Saint John River and is a suburb of the city of Saint John.   The former village of Westfield and former town of Grand Bay were amalgamated to form the town of Grand Bay – Westfield. The new town had a population of 5,117 in 2011.

Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada

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Grand Falls

Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Grand Falls/Grand-Sault is a New Brunswick  town located in Victoria County, and had a population of 5,706 in 2011. It is rests on the Saint John River. It got it’s name from a waterfall that is created by a series of rock ledges that h the river drops 23 metres over.

 

Grand Falls is 55 kilometres southeast of Edmundston. Aroostook County, Maine is located to the west.

 

Tourist can enjoy the Grand Falls Golf Course, the Grand Falls Marina, the Museum, the Farmer’s Market, camp grounds. There is an airport (www.grandfallsaviation.com), and also a cinema. There is a newly acquired arena, the E & P Sénéchal Centre as well as a cross-country ski club, that has with many kilometers of groomed trails.

 

Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada

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Hartland

Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada

Hartland is a New Brunswick town in Carleton County with a population of  947 in the 2011 census. Hartland is the province’s “agricultural heartland” and is located in the central-western portion of New Brunswick on the Saint John River   The area is well known for the longest covered bridge in the world, the Hartland Bridge. The bridge is a national historic site and is 1,282 feet long and it originally opened July 4, 1901.

Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada

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