The Acadian Coast extends eastward from Campbellton/Pointe-à-la-Croix along the south shore of the Baie de Chaleurs, a warm bay which continues past Caraquet. This region has a strong francophone heritage, in sharp contrast to the United Empire Loyalist roots of more southern New Brunswick communities such as Fredericton.
You can get to Campbellton from the Bathurst airport, the Campbellton VIA Rail station or by car. It takes about an hour from Bathurst Airport. The only airline in Bathurst airport is Air Canada. If you own a private plane or air taxi, you can also reach Campbellton by the Charlo airport nearby Campbellton.
Principal highways into Campbellton/Pointe-à-la-Croix are Québec 132 (a ring road around the entire Gaspé Peninsula, and the main road west from Rimouski) and NB 11 (a limited-access road eastward to the Acadian Coast). NB 17 runs southwest through forest to the NB-Maine border (joining the Trans-Canada Highway and US Route 1 near Van Buren, Maine), but there is one lone intermediate town and few services on this road.
You can get around in day and night taxis or by your own car.
There are lots of places to explore in Campbellton such as the Sugarloaf Provincial Park and the local trails of Sugarloaf Mountain.
- HI-Campbellton (Campbellton Lighthouse Hostel), 1 Ritchie St, ☎ +1 506 759-7044, fax: +1 506 759-7403. Check-in: 8AM, check-out: 11AM. The only hostel in Canada that is located in a lighthouse. Open June 8 to August 15. $21 members, $25 non-members.
|Routes through Campbellton|
|Rimouski ← Matapédia ←||W E||→ Bathurst → Moncton|
|END ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ Dalhousie → Bathurst|