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Natural Beauty

In New Brunswick's most northern community

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We are proud to show you 

the place we call home

Our picturesque coastal community is nestled in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, The Bay of Chaleur.

With stunning views of the shimmering blue waters, the Town of Heron Bay is surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, creating a serene and idyllic atmosphere for all nature lovers out there.

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Cultural Policy

The town wants to maintain its role in supporting artists and cultural stakeholders throughout the region. It wants to act as a convener and thereby strengthen the links between the various cultures of our region. This is the first wealth of our community and the first condition for sustainable development.

What people are saying

from our community to tourists and newcomers

Breath-taking views and year-round outdoor activity opportunities. Boating, kayaking, etc. Hiking trails all year round. Snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. If you love the outdoors, it doesn't get much better than our part of the province.

Inch Arran is one of the hidden gems. See the lighthouse and kayak the cliff side of Inch Arran; it's gorgeous! Plus to see the sunrise. Visit the gift shop and snack bar!

We are not just a community; we are family. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive of each other.

What I love about the region: the great outdoors! The breathtaking view of the Baie des Chaleurs. name just a few, we could write a book on all the amazing things to do here!

The trails in Charlo are top-notch.

Great for cross-country skiing

The views are amazing.

Great place for visiting.

Make your way to Charlo, and as you cross the bridge, drive on a natural sandbar (now paved) with the unique feature of having fresh water on one side and salt water on the other. A beautiful beach with a boat ramp, beach volleyball court, and kayak and canoe rental. Another great place to paddle along the shoreline or walk along the beautiful beach.

Charlo, founded in 1799 and incorporated in 1966, holds the distinction of being one of the oldest settlements in Restigouche County. With a diverse population of 1,324 English and French speakers, representing Catholic and Protestant denominations, Charlo is a vibrant and welcoming community. Over the years, the residents of Charlo have collaborated to establish attractions and facilities that cater to both locals and visitors, creating a wonderful environment for all. Meanwhile, Dalhousie, the shiretown of Restigouche County since 1837, graces the picturesque Bay of Chaleur. Its history is intertwined with various cultures, beginning with Acadian settlers Louis and Joseph Arseneault in the late 18th century. Subsequent waves of immigration brought Scottish settlers from the Isle of Arran, including Captain John Hamilton and his fellow immigrants. In 1826, the town was named after George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie and Governor General of Upper and Lower Canada at the time. Dalhousie became an incorporated town in 1905. Before the establishment of the New Brunswick International Paper Company in 1929, the region thrived on industries such as logging, shipbuilding, fishing, shingle and lumber mills, and tourism. The construction of the Intercolonial Railway in the late 1800s revolutionized life in the area, connecting Dalhousie to a wider world and transforming it into a sought-after tourist destination. The magnificent Inch Arran House, built in 1884 alongside prominent landmarks like the Algonquin Hotel, Chateau Laurier, and Banff Springs Hotel, further cemented Dalhousie's reputation as a delightful vacation spot. Notably, Sir John A. and Lady Agnes Macdonald were among the distinguished guests who graced the halls of Inch Arran House. Both town and local service districts Dalhousie Junction, Point La Nim, areas of Blackland, New Mills, Benjamin River and Seaside embody the spirit of community collaboration and celebrate their unique histories with the amalgamation in 2022. Explore their charm, engage with the welcoming locals, and experience the beauty of these remarkable towns on the shores of the Bay of Chaleur. Welcome to the Town of Heron Bay!

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History of The Town of Heron Bay

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Immerse yourself in the coastal charm and serenity of Heron Bay, where vibrant waves and a close-knit community await your arrival.

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The Town of Heron Bay is quickly becoming a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. The town's beautiful natural surroundings and strong community spirit inspire creativity and collaboration.

Affordable real estate and a supportive, family-oriented environment further add to the Town of Heron Bay's appeal. As a result, the town is experiencing a surge of interest from people from cities looking to take advantage of its peacefulness and beauty.

With all these factors in play, the Town of Heron Bay is poised for continued growth and prosperity. Whether you're looking to start a new venture, raise a family, or simply enjoy a high quality of life, The Town of Heron Bay is one of the places to be in New Brunswick.

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