Top things to do in Upper St John River Valley

Pizza in Edmundston

Restaurant le Patrimoine

Once upon a time, this was a golf clubhouse where the owner began making homemade pies for his golfers. The golf course closed but the pizza oven didn't and over time this place turned into the best restaurant for m…
Museum in Upper St John River Valley

Potato World

The tidy, green riverside village of Florenceville-Bristol is ground zero of the global french-fry industry. It's home to the McCain Foods frozen-foods empire, which is sustained by the thousands of hectares of pota…
Sports in Mt Carleton Provincial Park & the Tobique Valley

World Pond Hockey Tournament

Every February, the forest town of Plaster Rock (population 1200), 84km from Mt Carleton, hosts the World Pond Hockey Tournament. Over 20 rinks are plowed on Roulston Lake, which is ringed by tall evergreens, hot-ch…
Music in Mt Carleton Provincial Park & the Tobique Valley

Fiddles on the Tobique

Fiddles on the Tobique is a weekend festival held annually in Nictau and Riley Brook. It is a magical idea: a round of community-hall suppers, jam sessions and concerts culminating in a Sunday-afternoon floating con…
Gardens in Edmundston

New Brunswick Botanical Garden

Halfway between the Québec border and Edmundston in the small community of St-Jacques is the peaceful, 7-hectare New Brunswick Botanical Garden. Paths wind through rose and alpine gardens, over flowery brooks, past …
Nature Center in Mt Carleton Provincial Park & the Tobique Valley

Tobique Salmon Barrier

Each spring, this government-funded center builds a barrier to hold the salmon from swimming upstream, protecting them from low water levels and poachers. From the viewing platform, you can see the barrier as well a…
Park in Edmundston

Petis Témis Interprovincial Linear Park

Edmundston is the eastern terminus of the Petis Témis Interprovincial Linear Park, a 134km cycling and hiking trail between Edmundston and Rivière-du-Loup, Québec. It follows an old railbed along the Madawaska River…
Bridge in Upper St John River Valley

Hartland Bridge

The tiny country hamlet of Hartland is home to the granddaddy of New Brunswick's many wooden covered bridges. The photogenic and still-functioning 390m-long Hartland Bridge over the Saint John River was erected in 1…
American in Grand Falls

Le Grand Saut

One of the few options in town is Le Grand Saut, a popular, two-tiered spot with an inviting deck out front. It serves up generous portions of salads, pastas, pizzas and steaks.