Welcome to Upper Miramichi

Welcome to the official website for Rural Community of Upper Miramichi.


Visit the Community Events section to view the request for quotes on Community Park renovations on the office and excavating project.


Situated along the Miramichi River, the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi is approximately 45 minutes to Fredericton and an hour to Miramichi City along Route 8. We boast the geographical center of the province and we are one of the largest incorporated areas in terms of land mass, with a total of 16 communties. They include Boiestown, Astle, Bloomfield Ridge, McNamee, New Bandon, Taxis River, Priceville, Carroll’s Crossing, Ludlow, Holtville, Hayesville, McGivney, Parker’s Ridge, Porter Cove, Big Hole Brook, and Nelson Hollow.

Our 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.

Today, the 2400 residents have pulled together to ensure a united voice in order to protect our way of life and move forward to educate, live and work in this area. Residents continue to work in the forest and fishing industries but they also work in the tourism and recreation areas as well as small business operators.

Whether you are a resident, tourist, or potential business developer, we invite you to review the information in this website. We welcome feedback and ideas for improvement.

We would also invite you to visit our area. Perhaps you’re interested in the history of the forest industry in our area—The Central NB Woodmen’s Museum is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about 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.

Whatever your reason, take the time to enjoy the scenery and the people of Upper Miramichi. You won’t be disappointed.



IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE
Effective January 1, 2013 the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi and the Village of Doaktown will begin receiving local land use planning services from Regional Service Commission 5. These services include:
• Issuance of Building Permits
• Building Inspections of new construction or renovations to structures
• Planning Advisory and Approval Services previously provided by Planning Advisory Committees
• Rural Plan review and updates
• Variances from municipal planning By-laws and Provincial Regulations relating to subdivision and building
• Subdivision Review and Approval
• Document Approval (deeds, etc.)
• Land use zoning information
• Enforcement of municipal planning by-laws and provincial regulations relating to subdivision and building
• Land development enquires and analysis
The Miramichi Region Planning Services office is located at 1773 Water Street, Miramichi. There is a dedicated professional staff willing to assist you in any of the above noted services.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Regional Service Commission at (506) 778-5359, toll free at 1-855-647-5359 or email: info@mpdc-cam.ca.


The Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission - Planning Services would like to advise residents of the area that stading Tuesday, April 29, 2014 a Building Inspector will be available at the Village Office in Doaktown (8 Miramichi Street). Citizens requiring a building permit, or have questions regarding building, or renovating projects cab access this service from (9am-3pm) each Tuesday from April 29 - September 30,2014. To make an appointment please call Toll Free 1-855-647-5359, or call the Building Inspector's Office directly at (506)- 365-7331. For aditional information, you may visit the website at www.greatermiramichirsc.ca, or email info@rsc5.ca.

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