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Visiting Riverview

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 Riverview Trail, twice daily.

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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.

Two people hike a trail

Get your groove on.

If there’s one thing you can be sure of with a friendly people like ours, 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.

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.

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Fun comes first in Riverview! We host over 40 festivals, events, and programs annually. Riverview represents a unique tourism gateway to nature-based attractions in Fundy National Park, Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, and the Fundy Trail Parkway. Whether you're passing through or looking to explore all that our town has to offer, you are welcome here.