Nature at its most epic

Big and wild are two words that start to capture the natural beauty of this region. Chaleur Bay, which is part of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, is home to Charlo Beach and Tide Head Beach and the perfect spot to enjoy your favourite water sports. You’ll also find the pristine Restigouche River here, which is surrounded by Acadian Forest and is famous the world over for its salmon fishing. If you love to hike, bike, or ski, then Sugarloaf Provincial Park will be one of your go-to spots.

Leisure & Recreation

Whether you’re hunting for treasures at a farmer’s market, enjoying a picnic on a waterfront trail, or taking a leisurely paddle down a river, there’s always something new to try or explore. Head to Campbellton, the region’s waterfront city, and check out its restaurants and shops, or hop in your car and take the roads less traveled to discover all the smaller communities in the region with a charm all their own.

Arts & Culture

Home to the Campbellton Bluegrass Festival, Kedgwick’s Folklore and Accordion Festival, and and the Eel River Bar Annual Pow-Wow, this region is bursting with music and museums, galleries and cultural centres, festivals and events all year long. You’ll want to note all the dates in your calendar at the start of the year, so you don’t miss a single one!


From golf courses to marinas, pools to beaches, arenas to festivals—this is one region you’re going to adore if you love being active. With so much unspoiled nature around, you can bike, hike, camp, paddle, ski, snowmobile, or ATV to your heart’s content. For those who don’t mind their biking with a little extra rush, the Adrenaline Bike Festival at Sugarloaf Mountain should be high on your list. Love to cast a line? Then the area’s many pristine rivers are calling your name.

Food and Drink

With so much to do, it’s easy to build up an appetite. Luckily Restigouche boasts friendly restaurants, charming cafés, and lively microbreweries to satisfy every taste. Create your own tasting tour to find your favourites. Added bonus: with the bay and so many rivers close by, you can rest assured that when it comes to the freshest seafood or salmon, there’s no better place to call home.


On the shores of Chaleur Bay, you’ll find the region’s largest city, Campbellton, which is filled with plenty of quaint boutiques, restaurants, and stores to explore. But nestled in the mountainous expanse of the region, you’ll also find many small, welcoming communities that have grown out of the unique blend of Scottish, English, French, Irish, and First Nations cultures that call this area home.

History & Science

It’s easy to step back in time here and get a sense of the area’s history. The Inch Arran Lighthouse and the Former Kedgwick Railway Station are great examples of heritage buildings that have been upkept and give a sense of the region’s past. If you lean a bit more towards science than history, the Restigouche Experience Centre gives you the best of both by showing you what the region’s original fishing camps looked like while its touch tank lets you meet and greet the local marine residents.

Settlement Services for the Restigouche Region