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Snowmobiling

Start your "Ultimate Snowmobile Odyssey" in the " Snowmobile Capital of Atlantic Canada"

... Bathurst, New Brunswick



Call Toll-Free 1 800 561-0123

The premier event on the Maritime Snowmobile Racing Federation's International Circuit. Held in Downtown Bathurst at sea level, with perfectly shaved ice, steamed mussels for pit food, and our northern hospitality, the Atlantic Winternationals has made Bathurst “The best Place to Race in North America”. The spectacle of speeds reaching 136 MPH in 5.08 seconds on the 660 foot ice track provides great fun and excitement for the whole family.


Blaze a trail through the province of New Brunswick! Five incredible ways to start loving snow, all in one region. The Acadian Peninsula, Campbellton, Edmundston, Miramichi, and of course, the Bathurst area! Together, they make a continuous loop where you never have to retrace your steps! Believe us, it's a genuine snowmobiling rush...a White Gold Rush!

Average temperature: -5.2 °C.
Average snowfall: over 400 cm.
1,000 kilometers of well-groomed scenic snowmobile trails.


Governor's Wilderness Resort

A remote wilderness lodge on the Nepisiguit river in Northern New Brunswick, Canada. Governors Wilderness Resort features a licensed restaurant, two guest chalets, and on-site fuel. Governors is a hugely popular winter snowmobiling destination. It's also a very popular ATV, fishing and hunting destination.


Cross-Country Skiing

Bathurst boasts two fine cross-country ski clubs. 

The Snow Bear Ski Club, only minutes from the heart of Bathurst,
offers 4 groomed trails, with over 23 km for you to explore. For more information, call: (506) 548-0410 or (506) 548-0437 in season.

The Rough Waters Ski Club, located ten minutes away from the City, offers fine skiing on 4 groomed trails. They have a chalet and canteen for your convenience. For more information, call: (506) 546-9693.


Canoeing Around the Bathurst Region

Imagine yourself gliding down the scenic waters of the Nepisiguit River, or enjoying a lunch on the shores of the fabulous Restigouche River.

Whatever your desire, the picturesque rivers of Bathurst and surrounding regions offer you the chance to enjoy canoeing at its best. From a river trip within the city limits of Bathurst, to a guided tour of the fun-filled Nepisiguit River, this region has it all. You will be guided through the challenges of your choice and you will never forget your river experience. From ground transportation to canoe rentals, our local outfitters are equipped to meet your every need.

In our region, hospitality means everything. So why not discover the great outdoors by bringing a group of friends for an outdoor adventure in Bathurst, New Brunswick.


Salmon Fishing on the Nepisiguit River
The Nepisiguit River flows north and east some 128 kilometers to empty into the Bay of Chaleur at Bathurst. Sportsmen know it as the river where Atlantic Salmon have increased dramatically in recent years.

Our Nepisiguit River has it all, the result of yearly enhancement programs, co-operation, and careful management by local salmon anglers.

For further information, contact (506) 546-5873.
Bear Hunting and More

Jim Stever from Alta's Outfitters offers black bear hunts in both the spring and the fall of the year. His hunting grounds are 4,000 square kilometers at the end of the Appalachian Mountain Ridge, location of the largest black bear population in Northern Canada. Come join him for an adventure of a lifetime.


Mountain Bike Trails
City Hall at Bathurst, New Brunswick

Director, Recreation & Tourism
Gilles Bryar

Receptionist / Secretary
Nancy Lavigne

Recreation Programmer
Ryan Wilbur

Tel: (506)548-0410
Fax: (506)548-0406


Email: city.tourism@bathurst.ca
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