Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message

Welcome to the City of Bathurst.


We respectfully acknowledge the City of Bathurst as the ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq. Today, these lands are home to a diverse population of indigenous and other peoples. We also acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Mi’kmaq in this region.


Bathurst, a multicultural City, is a natural place to do business and is a transportation hub, located on the shores of one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The City continues to show its dedication to welcoming businesses of all sizes to share in the growth of the region. Since 2016, over 30 new businesses or franchises have established in the community, demonstrating strong economic confidence in our city and region.


In summer and winter, as well as seasons in between, we pride ourselves in offering many activity options for visitors. Whether it be relaxing at Youghall Beach – a crown jewel of New Brunswick’s beaches - on a beautiful summer afternoon, enjoying our wintery white gold while snowmobiling, ATV’ing or cross-country skiing, you will certainly find something to your taste. How about hiking or biking on our trails, including the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail, one of New Brunswick’s Signature trails? Maybe boating or kayaking? Who could pass on an opportunity to enjoy a delicious seafood feast direct from the Chaleur Bay? This and more!


Along with our municipal and community partners, we look forward to welcoming you to City and region, a choice destination to live, work and play!


Paolo Fongemie

Mayor of the City of Bathurst


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