Bathurst

Travel Guide
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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.

Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
2.5 out of 5
1170 St. Peter Ave, Bathurst, NB
The price is AU$126 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
Located in the heart of Bathurst, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club, Maritime College of Forest Technology - Bathurst Campus ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (375 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2021

Comfort Inn
Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
2.5 out of 5
777 St. Peter Avenue, Bathurst, NB
The price is AU$165 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (384 reviews)
"A very conveniently located hotel close to downtown Bathurst. Quiet and clean room although did have a broken closet door. Staff were friendly and helpful. Beds were comfortable although would have preferred longer pillows. Kept falling off the short pillows they have. Due to COVID restrictions, ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2021

Quality Inn & Suites Bathurst
Atlantic Host Hotel
Atlantic Host Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1450 Vanier Blvd, Bathurst, NB
The price is AU$160 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Situated in Bathurst, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Maritime College of Forest Technology - Bathurst ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (267 reviews)
"Good location. Restaurant on hotel property convenient and food & service excellent."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Atlantic Host Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Most Beautiful House Near a Winter Play Center and Magnificent Landscape
The Most Beautiful House Near a Winter Play Center and Magnificent Landscape
281 St. George, 281, Bathurst, NB
Situated in Bathurst, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Bathurst Heritage Museum and Promenade Waterfront. Maritime College of Forest Technology ...
The Most Beautiful House Near a Winter Play Center and Magnificent Landscape
Patty's Beach Chalets
Patty's Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
26 Janeville Beach Road, Janeville, NB
This Janeville cottage is on the beach, 9.9 mi (16 km) from Daly Point Nature Reserve, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club and Youghall ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Lovely, rustic cabin in scenic beach front setting. Enjoyed quiet morning walks and beautiful sunsets, with the bonus of WiFi and Dish TV. Will definitely be returning when time permits. Thank you Patty and Denis."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2018

Patty's Beach Chalets
SHELTER IN PLACE SAFE AND SOUND ON CHALEUR BAY IN NB SUNSHINE SEA LOBSTERS
SHELTER IN PLACE SAFE AND SOUND ON CHALEUR BAY IN NB SUNSHINE SEA LOBSTERS
5929 Route 11, Janeville, NB
This family-friendly Janeville cabin is located on the beach, 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Daly Point Nature Reserve, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Grande-Anse Beach ...
2.4/5 (5 reviews)
A Difficult Learning Curve
"Dear Future Renter, Well, if you are reading this looking to find out more about the place you are going to get, let me tell you I don't even know where to start. The property in itself was not bad just very dated, but considering the price, it was fair. If you don't mind the uneven floors or the ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2020

SHELTER IN PLACE SAFE AND SOUND ON CHALEUR BAY IN NB SUNSHINE SEA LOBSTERS
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.