Bathurst is situated at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River, where it meets with beautiful Chaleur Bay (Baie de Chaleur). Its ideal riverside and coastal location beckons residents and visitors to engage in various outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, canoeing and beachcombing on stunning natural beaches.
The reputed snowmobile capital of Atlantic Canada, the city is also a popular destination for cross-country skiing and mountain biking.Bathurst also has a top notch 18 hole golf course located in the West Bathurst area so why not take in a round at Gowan Brae Golf Club or 9 holes across the causeway at Squire Green Golf Club.
Downtown Bathurst inspires a more relaxed pace. On the waterfront, visitors can stroll boardwalks that meander past galleries, artisan shops and restaurants, all the while enjoying pretty views of the harbour. The indoor farmers' market offers old-fashioned fun, quality crafts and produce every Saturday morning, and a medley of restaurants populates the city's streets. Like much of the province, Bathurst lays claim to a strong French, British and Scottish heritage.