3-DAY ITINERARY: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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There are all sorts of amazing things to see in Bathurst. Youghall Beach is one of the best, right at the end of Youghall Drive. This incredible view even extends as far as the Gaspé Peninsula way off to your right. When the tide is low, the sandbars surface, and you can walk for miles down the beach with your feet in the shallow, clear water.

Daly Point Wildlife Reserve, south east of Bathurst, is a fantastic place to see all sorts of wildlife, but especially birds. Its extensive trail and boardwalk tour will take you around the marsh and woods along the shore. Here are some examples of the fresh air fun you can have:

Day 1

10:00 am
Daly Point Nature Reserve
A 40.5-ha (100-acre) park featuring 7.5 kilometres of trails with a rich variety of plants and animals, including the rare Maritime Ringlet butterfly. #wildlife #outdoors
2105 Carron Drive
506-548-0778
city.tourism@bathurst.ca
bathurst.ca/services.php?id=8

2:00 pm
Nepisiguit Adventures
This company specializes in small group outdoor adventures guided by people from the area who are absolutely passionate about it. They share their profound knowledge of the territory, history, and local Acadian, English and Mi’kmaq cultures, through their stories. There are so many wonderful ways to get to know this place: canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping or snowshoeing.  The 5 to 6 hour guided canoe adventure on the Nepisiguit River is a popular favourite.
1835 Gowan Brae Drive
506-252-3050
nepisiguitadventures@gmail.com
Nepisiguitadventures.ca

6:00 pm
Danny’s Restaurant
Experience dining at its best at one of the top hotel restaurants in New Brunswick, Canada. At Danny’s every meal is special. The relaxed yet sophisticated ambience of our restaurant, coffee shop and bar lounge offers the perfect setting for any taste and occasion. Savor comfort food munchies like Chicken Brochette, lobster rolls, crisp salads and our signature Danny Burger. Sunday Brunch features an extensive selection of hot home-cooked dishes served buffet style.
1223 Rue Principale, Beresford, New Brunswick,  E8K 1A1
506-546-6621
https://www.dannysinn.com/dining.html


Day 2


10:00 am
Beresford Salt Marshes
Located just a 10-minute drive from Petit-Rocher in the nearby town of Beresford, the Bay of Chaleur Salt Marshes are a unique habitat to discover. The interpretative trail provides a magnificent view of the flora and fauna in this pristine environment. Interpreters are available to guide you through the trails and point out features of interest.

Some spots along the trails are ideal for photographers and bird watchers and others provide a perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset. The soul of the Salt Marsh though is the Maritime Ringlet: a distinct species of butterfly that eats exclusively Salt-Meadow Cordgrass and Sea Lavender, which just happen to grow in abundance here and almost nowhere else. Get to know the neat little critter that lives in this beautiful place and feasts on the nectar of sea flora.

12 noon
Auberge d’Anjou – Cocooning Café
There is nothing like a delicious meal after a fun adventure! The Auberge d’Anjou is an Inn and Café-Bistro located at the heart of Petit-Rocher, at 587 rue Principale. Their warm welcome and delectable meals, prepared right here at the Cocooning Café, are just part of your unforgettable stay. The Auberge is famous in this area for its hospitality and home comforts, most especially their specialty coffees – don’t forget to ask about them!

3:00 pm
The Wharf at Petit-Rocher
Take a stroll along the wharf where you can watch fishermen at their age-old trade and majestic flocks of birds wheeling overhead. If you have the time, be there at sunset: it will take your breath away. This is one of the best places in the world to catch a shot for your Instagram.

6:00 pm
L’Auberge du Vallee Bistro
The Auberge de la vallee is happy to welcome you in their bistro and offers a variety of French and Canadian cuisine as well as a very nice selection of French wines. Guests can enjoy varied daily specials in a cozy atmosphere.
1810 Vallée Lourdes, Bathurst NB E2A-4R9
(506) 549-4100
http://www.aubergedelavallee.ca/french-bistro/



Day 3

10:00 am
YOUGHALL BEACH PARK
Youghall Beach Park is a fun place for people of all ages, where you can swim in the pristine water of the Chaleur Bay, hang out at the marina, play volleyball, or just lay back in the sun. The park is fully operational from June to August with lifeguards on site.
Visitors to Youghall Beach really enjoy the comfort of change rooms, a convenient canteen, washrooms, a boardwalk, and a marina. Blue sky, deep blue sea and drifts of golden sand. What could be nicer?
1525 Queen Elizabeth Dr.
506-548-0410
kcregionalcenter@bathurst.ca
Bathurst.ca

2:00 pm
PABINEAU FALLS
Pabineau Falls is one of those spots that are so prized for their beauty that even the locals go there regularly! Located in the Pabineau First Nation, the falls, which form a shallow staircase of giant boulders are on the Nepisiguit River, surrounded by beautiful forest and incredible landscapes. In warm weather, it’s a wonderful space to cool off. A must stop during a visit to the Chaleur Region.
Pabineau Falls, Bathurst, NB
Community Center
(506) 548-9211
www.pabineaufirstnation.ca

Option #2

Atlas Park
The Park and Lake:
Atlas Park is located in the Village of Pointe-Verte, right near the Bay of Chaleur. It’s built around a flooded rock quarry that was fed slowly from an underground water source, and is now used as a recreational area for all kinds of activities, all year round. The lake is very deep at 87 feet, filled with limpidly clear waters, and unlike other lakes and rivers it doesn’t have water currents. This controlled environment makes it an ideal SCUBA diving facility for training and classes of all levels. It’s the only PADI Recreational Dive Facility in Atlantic Canada. The park is open 365 days a year, for kayaks, rowboats and pedal boats as well as fishing for Arctic Char in the summer and ice fishing in winter. Four beautiful trails surround the water where visitors are entertained by the antics of New Brunswick’s provincial bird the Chickadee.
Treat yourself to a delicious meal at the restaurant where you can choose from burgers, seafood, specialty poutines and other casual dishes or stop in for breakfast or brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 on. The restaurant is licensed and offers a great selection of beers, wines and spirits.
145 Rue de La Gare, Pointe-Verte, NB E8J 2Z3
info@parcatlas.com
www.parcatlaspark.ca

6:00 pm
Cast & Crew Gastropub
The perfect location to gather with family, for business or to enjoy a cold pint (and some seriously great food) with friends.
The Cast & Crew Pub is a family owned and operated restaurant located in Bathurst, New Brunswick (next to Apollo Cinemas!). We take your taste buds seriously with our ever-evolving menu, unique daily lunch specials, healthy choices, vegetarian options and our multiple gluten-free specialties. Our bilingual “Crew” looks forward to serving you and your family in our warm and welcoming atmosphere.
855 St Anne St, Bathurst, NB E2A 4H7, Canada
(506) 546-2900
www.castandcrewpub.ca