"Bathurst, New Brunswick" Bathurst by Canuck5

Bathurst Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

The City of Bathurst is in northern New Brunswick, at the edge of Nepisiguit Bay, which is part of the much larger Chaleur Bay ("Bay of Warmth"), so named by explorer Jacques Cartier way back in 1534.

Bathurst's city population is around 13,000, while the Greater Bathurst area has about 24,000 people. Half are anglophone, half are francophone, and about 60% are bilingual.

Among the various attractions the city and area have to offer, the city is billed as the "Snowmobile Capital of Atlantic Canada", and is access to about 1000 kms of snowmobile trails.

From Fredericton, Bathurst is a 3-hour drive along Hwy 8.

  • Last visit to Bathurst: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2009 at 1:40 AM

    This is very different to Bathurst in Australia where I have just been. The dog sledding looks like it would be good fun, would love to try it one day!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 8:28 AM

    Good tips on bathurst! Is it difficult to move around the acadia coast by public transport and not knowing how to speak french?

  • CdnJane's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 7:12 AM

    One day I must get to see Bathurst for myself. My greatgrandmother was born there, and it looks like an interesting place. Your pictures are terrific, and thanks for the info.

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 1:13 PM

    Must be fun. I hear the dogs love it.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2004 at 2:02 PM

    Nice tips on Bathurst. Those photos of an ice-covered Bay of Chaleur are excellent!


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