City of Miramichi: Community Life: Unique Culture and Heritage
300 years of Irish, Acadian and First Nation cultures.
Miramichi (2006 population: 18,129) is the largest city in northern New Brunswick, Canada. It is situated at the mouth of the Miramichi River where it enters Miramichi Bay. The Miramichi River valley is the longest valley in New Brunswick.
As in other regions of the Maritimes, Miramichi culture is firmly grounded in the Mi'kmaq, Acadian, Scottish, and Irish traditions of the region's founding population, particularly in the fishing, sailing and lumbering industries.
Local festivals which celebrate Miramichi culture, and the ancestral roots of the original settlers include:
· La Fête nationale des Acadiens—Acadian Day
· Miramichi Fiddle Festival
Other local festivals include:
· Canada Days Festival
· Miramichi Salmon Classic
· Miramichi Valley High School Hockey Fall Classic