Find Natural Beauty in Bathurst
The city of Bathurst, NB is celebrating its 50th anniversary, making 2016 a landmark year for the bustling town. You can find Bathurst in the northern part of New Brunswick, sitting on the shore of the Chaleur Bay.
Bathurst is a place for adventure, so why not plan a trip to Atlas Park, open year-round, and located just 20 minutes from town? During the winter months, Atlas Park offers under-ice scuba diving, scenic cross-country ski and snowmobile trails and an ice skating rink. Atlas Park also offers an exciting selection of summertime activities, including scuba diving, fishing, paddle boat tours, walking paths, barbecues, picnic grounds, and even an amusement park for children young and old to enjoy.
Bathurst is a great summer travel destination, particularly if you are a lover of the great outdoors. Enjoy a walk on The Daly Point Reserve, found just northeast of Bathurst harbor. The reserve boasts 100 acres of immaculate salt marsh, wooded plots and gorgeous wildlife trails. Bring your binoculars for bird watching, and a lunch basket for your picnic.
Speaking of lunch, it’s a little known secret that the Nepisiguit River is one of the best salmon fishing spots in all of the Atlantic. Cast a line along the shores of the river, or enjoy a relaxing canoe ride and bask in the beauty of Nepisiguit’s striking tree-lined shores.
End your day with a visit to La Promenade Waterfront. Positioned on the Acadian Coastal Drive, the waterfront development hosts an assortment of charming shops, art, boutiques, restaurants, and an outdoor pavilion that hosts a variety of year-round activities. Take a stroll down the boardwalk, and don’t forget to take photos!
Spectacular views can be seen of one of the most stunning bays in the world: the Chaleur Bay.
To plan your trip to Bathurst, visit Bathurst.ca.