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Visit Bathurst

On the edge of spectacular Chaleur Bay, this town has a friendly, community feel and plenty of scope for outdoor adventure.

Marvel at the sprawling tidal beach at Bathurst then traverse the rushing river in a kayak or canoe. Escape to pristine parkland full of fascinating wildlife or take advantage of some fantastic shopping in town.

It is impossible to escape from water in Bathurst and it is a significant part of the area’s charm. It can be hard to take your eyes off the swirling streams and currents of the bay while a short drive north, Youghall Beach offers soft sand ideal for playing or sunbathing. Come at low water when one of the world’s largest tides withdraws to reveal miles of undulating sandbanks.

If you prefer freshwater then head to Nepisiguit River that runs through the eastern side of the city. Rapids further upstream create excellent conditions for kayaking and rafting while more placid sections are ideal for fishing and canoeing. Rental equipment and guided trips can be organized in town.

Being surrounded by countryside ensures there is a seemingly endless supply of superb hiking and mountain biking. During the winter these same paths are popular with cross country skiers and snowmobile expeditions. For a real escape head to Daly Point Nature Reserve on the northeast end of Chaleur Bay. This reserve covers an area of 100 acres (40 hectares) with more than 4 miles (6 kilometers) of trails through woodland and salt marshes. Plant life is abundant with 75 different species. Be sure to look for the rare maritime ringlet butterfly that mates through July and August.

After a day amongst nature return to the heart of the city where shopping is available at two different malls on St. Peter’s Avenue. Find all your favorite brands or purchase souvenirs at small boutique shops.

Bathurst is in northeast New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast. The city is officially bilingual thanks to its traditional French origins. There are a handful of hotels and guesthouses with plenty of options for some superb food. Being by the sea the fish is usually delicious, with fresh lobster as well as bass and salmon.

Top Hotels in Bathurst

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
2.5 out of 5
777 St. Peter Avenue, Bathurst, NB
CA $98
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22

Located in the heart of Bathurst, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Maritime College of Forest Technology - Bathurst Campus and Promenade Waterfront. Bathurst ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (277 reviews)

"Love the spacious front lobby. Have been to Bathurst for many years passing this hotel without any thought. So we decide to choose this place for once. To my surprise i was truly impressed and think about returning again"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2019

Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
Best Western Plus Bathurst Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Bathurst Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
150 Main Street, Bathurst, NB
CA $122
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4

Situated in Bathurst, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Promenade Waterfront and Bathurst Heritage Museum. Maritime College of Forest Technology - Bathurst ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (326 reviews)

"If you have a family with more than 3 wifi devices ask for additional passwords"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2019

Best Western Plus Bathurst Hotel & Suites
Atlantic Host Hotel
Atlantic Host Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1450 Vanier Blvd, Bathurst, NB
CA $140
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Situated in Bathurst, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club, Maritime College of Forest Technology - Bathurst Campus and Promenade ...

4.3/5Excellent! (205 reviews)

"Perfect location near highway. Easy access in and out of town."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2019

Atlantic Host Hotel

Reviews of Bathurst

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 15, 2019

Joey's restaurant produces the most amazing food, in all our trips and visits none of us have had a complaint or poor meal, on the contrary we have raved over the meals.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 30, 2019

Nice area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 2, 2019

I thought Bathurst was a lovely little town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 28, 2019

Didnt really get enough time to explore. But it was a very relaxing stop

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Aug 18, 2019

Could improve for restaurants choices for tourists ,seafood or local food ,

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 13, 2019

I like Bathurst. It is a nice town with many things around that you can see and do.

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