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

By Hinto (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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