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What to do in Bathurst
Situated on beautiful Chaleur Bay, Bathurst is a bustling urban centre framed by natural saltwater beaches and preserved nature. For a truly unique experience, visit the downtown eateries, boutiques and local artists situated at La Promenade Waterfront. From hiking scenic city trails to exploring the picturesque Bathurst Marina, there are endless opportunities to experience idyllic Maritime moments.
Bathurst is also a gateway to New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula where you’ll find the picturesque Grande-Anse lighthouse, the city of Caraquet (deemed the heart of Acadian Culture), the Acadian Historical Village and much more.
The Daly Point Reserve, just northeast of Bathurst Harbour is a naturalist's dream boasting some 40 hectares (100 acres) of pristine salt marsh and wooded plots as well as trails. The Point is alive with wildlife and especially birdlife which attracts birdwatchers by the hundreds. Deciduous and coniferous trees populate the area designated as part of the Acadian Forest Region.
Youghall Beach is a supervised saltwater beach located between the majestic Bathurst Harbour, and the beautiful Bay of Chaleur. On-site amenities in the park include washrooms, change rooms, boardwalk, beach volleyball courts, playground, and a full-service marina.
Aventures Nepisiguit Adventures was founded by a couple of family physicians, both nature lovers who developed a great affinity for the Nepisiguit River. These small group outdoor adventures are guided by very passionate people who grew up in this vast playground. They work in close relation with the local First Nation of Pabineau, a Mi’gmaq community longing to share all the wonders of the mighty Nepisiguit River and their cultural heritage.
Meet Master Captain Charles at the wharf, then board the 24-passenger boat that takes you to the fishing grounds. As you travel out to sea, you can enjoy the scenery of Chaleur Bay before picking up a rod. As you fish, Captain Charles will make your mouth water when he describes the delectable combination of star-quality flavour and meltingly tender texture that the mackerel delivers. He’ll teach you how to prepare and cook "New Brunswick-style’ mackerel, because you’re taking the catch home with you for dinner. Bon appétit!
This 4 star hotel, classified by Canada Select, is located in Bathurst, along the wonderful Bay of Chaleur. The enchanting site offers quality accommodation in the heart of a 12 acre park. You get all the services of a spa with beauty treatments and massages, lounge and French bistro where you can relax while enjoying a good glass of wine.