Upper Miramichi: Community Life: Unique Culture and Heritage

The Upper Miramichi area has over 250 years of forestry and logging heritage and almost 100 years of fly-fishing and outfitting. www.uppermiramichi.ca

Upper Miramichi (2011 population: 2414[1]) is a Canadian Rural Community in Northumberland and York Counties, New Brunswick.

Upper Miramichi became a Rural Community on 17 March 2008[2], having formerly been a Local Service District with the same name. The RC includes sixteen communities stretching between McGivney and the Village of Doaktown: Astle, Big Hole Brook, Bloomfield Ridge, Boiestown, Carroll’s Crossing, Hayesville, Holtville, Ludlow, McGivney, McNamee, Nelson Hollow, New Bandon, Parker’s Ridge, Porter Cover, Priceville, and Taxis River. The municipal offices are located in Boiestown.


The community has traditionally been grounded in the lumbering industry with many stories of the log drives and logging camps. The Miramichi River has been and continues to be a famous attraction and has helped create a culture that recognizes and respects all that this water system has to offer.

Home to The Central NB Woodsmen’s Museum, which provides a great opportunity to learn first hand about the way of life in a community based in forestry. Also home to ut this way of life. Or you may wish to see attractions that are the largest of their kind in the province like Fall Brook Falls, a 30 metre plunge at 90 degree slope, or the Priceville Footbridge, the longest suspension footbridge in New Brunswick.