Campbellton is a city on the Acadian Coast of New Brunswick, Canada; it is joined by an interprovincial bridge to Pointe-à-la-Croix, Québec.


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.

Get in

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.

Get around

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.


Go next

Routes through Campbellton

Rimouski Matapédia  W  E  Bathurst Moncton
END Jct W E  N  S  Dalhousie Bathurst

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