Centennial Bridge, Miramichi

About our City

The city of Miramichi lies on both shores of the Miramichi River, long known for its legendary salmon fishing and unspoiled natural beauty. The famous river runs through Northumberland County and empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Historically, the name "Miramichi" referred to the entire river valley, as well as all of its towns and seaports. It is still used in this context today. Visit the City's website Miramichi.org for regional information visit
Mighty Miramichi.com 

We encourage you to read about the historical agreement signed between our community and that of County Monaghan, Ireland. This agreement has solidified our Irish roots with strong modern ties to the homeland. Twinning Agreement

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While in Miramichi, do not miss some of the outstanding and unparalleled local cultural attractions, including Waterford Green, Historic Water Street, St. Michael's Museum, Ritchie Wharf and Beaubears Island National Historic Site.

Explore Middle Island, a site of deep historical importance for the Irish in the area. For more information, history and photos of Middle Island visit: www.miramichilandings.com/middleisland

Historic Middle Island
Historic Middle Island

St. Michael's Basilica

Constructed in 1903, St. Michael's Basilica has been acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Canada. The St. Michael's Museum and Genealogical Centre, built in 1846, houses an extensive collection of church records, newspaper accounts and numbers of family files. Open daily 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Located at 10 Howard Street. Call 506-778-5152 or visit the museum online at www.saintmichaelsmuseum.com.