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Our door is always open.

Our 20,000 friendly residents and business-owners love to say hello to visitors. Literally hello—with actual words, not just a nod. So if getting closer to nature is on your mind, add us to your itinerary. We’ve got the mighty Petitcodiac River on one side, the Acadian Forest around us, and countless trails and parks in between. Oh, and we throw a pretty good party too.

The tidal bore is anything but.

This’ll get your heart going. The tidal bore is an unbelievable phenomenon found in only a handful of geographical points worldwide. It occurs when an incoming tide enters a narrow stretch and travels against the current—creating an impressive standing wave. Seriously, you have to see it to believe it. And you can, from anywhere along the Riverfront Trail, twice daily.

Tidal bore schedule

Next Tidal Bore in:

6 hours : 58 minutes : 45 seconds

A natural vacation spot.

In Riverview, leisure is defined by the river, forest, and sea. Make us your cozy home base for an excursion to Fundy National Park or Hopewell Rocks. Hike the Dobson Trail—a continuous footpath stretching 58 kilometres from Riverview to Fundy National Park. Or just relax and enjoy the charms of the Riverfront Trail.

Mill Creek Nature Park

Dobson Trail

Riverfront Trail

Get your groove on.

If there’s one thing you can be sure of with friendly people all around, it’s that we throw a pretty good party. So check out one of Riverview’s annual festivals or special events. There’s a lot to celebrate about life here. Something more low key? You bet. The arts and culture scene in Riverview is outstanding. Life here is alive.

Festivals & Events

Arts and culture

Dine. Shop. Repeat.

People in a town like ours—defined by nature and active living—tend to work up a bit of an appetite. For great food, and shopping. So take a few moments to sit, relax, and enjoy a memorable dining experience. Whether you want a unique independent bistro or familiar national restaurant, Riverview has it. With charming shops and boutiques amongst it all.



Start here.

Our helpful tourism planners are on site between May and September to help you organize your Riverview and New Brunswick vacation.

Chocolate River Station Visitor Information Centre

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