Upper Restigouche River

Why Was the River Designated?

A 55 km-long stretch of the Upper Restigouche in New Brunswick was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 1998 in recognition of its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values. This river provides an outstanding example of a river environment resulting from the geological processes of the Palaeozoic and Cenozoic eras. It was a major Mi’kmaq transportation route and is closely associated with European settlement.

The Restigouche provides exceptional recreational opportunities, including sport fishing and canoe-camping.