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2023 Riverview Winter Carnival promises to be snow much fun for all ages

Riverview Winter Carnival to kick off Feb. 3, 2023 

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) –  A highlight of Maritime winters since 1975, the 48th Riverview Winter Carnival embraces ice and snow over 10 days of outdoor adventures, inclusive winter wellness activities and old-fashioned play. Be part of the coolest celebration around, Feb. 3-12, 2023.

With a mix of 40 indoor and outdoor activities hosted by the Town of Riverview and community partners, festivalgoers will find there’s something for everyone!

Winter Carnival Ignite kicks off festivities on Feb. 3 (Storm date, Feb. 4)

Celebrations Ignite with fireworks at Winter Wonderland Park (Quinn Court) on Friday, Feb. 3. Bundle up for hot chocolate (remember to Bring Your Own Mug) and maple candy on the snow ($1) from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Weather permitting, there will also be skating and sledge skating on the outdoor oval – remember to bring your helmet!  Fireworks start at 7 p.m. Sliding is not permitted on Friday due to the fireworks display set-up. Special thanks to our Ignite event and activity sponsors Canadian Tire, D.R. Docusafe and Rehab 1.

Snow Sculpture Challenge – February 3-6

We’re celebrating Riverview’s 50th Anniversary! Show our beloved town your pride by sculpting what you envision that to be. With three ways to win, there’s even more reason to get outside and create your frozen masterpiece! Thanks are extended to our Snow Sculpture Challenge sponsors Wee College and Concentrix.

Here’s just a quick glance at some of the activities you’ll find by category in the Riverview Winter Carnival guide at www.riverviewwintercarnival.ca. Follow us on Facebook @TownofRiverview for cancellation notices.

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  • Four-part snowshoe adventure series organized by Wild Wisdom. All adventures are suitable for beginners served up with a bit of challenge to build confidence.
  • Winter geocaching challenge with special Winter Carnival geocoin featuring the Fundy Biosphere’s Amazing Place in Mill Creek Nature Park
  • Snowshoe Artists Matt Robinson and Sheldon Benoit are on standby for the right conditions to create a sustainable art piece celebrating Riverview’s 50th anniversary in Mill Creek Nature Park.
  • Winter scavenger hunt across town to find snowflakes - organized by Eastgate Academy.


  • Two HUBCAP Comedy Festival shows at Holy Whale Beer Hall.
  • JJ ROOTS will captivate and excite with soul-lifting vocals and powerful melodic riffs at the Riverview Arts Centre.
  • Two youth dances – Pre-teen (9-12) and teen (13-15) dances will be grooving at the Coverdale Centre.


  • Pancake breakfasts, a chicken luncheon, soup and chowder social.
  • The Mayor’s Luncheon is back with take out and eat in options available for residents aged 60+ to enjoy. Special thanks to our sponsor Riverview Guardian Pharmacy.
  • Garden planning workshop to ensure you’re ready for spring!


  • The Maritimes’ premiere winter skateboard contest features the top skateboarders in Atlantic Canada throwing down tricks for cash prizes.
  • Test your skills at the Mill Creek Amazing Race organized by BGC Riverview
  • Unwind with free warm hearts yoga for all levels and SNOWGA
  • Lace up your skates for the Snowflake Skate at the Byron Dobson Memorial Arena.
  • Take a cold plunge and enjoy frosty activities during the polar dip swim at the Pat Crossman Memorial Aquatic Centre.
  • Winter Poker Run with the Albert County Trail Blazers takes off from the Coverdale Centre.
  • Giant card party at Parkland Riverview and Crib Tournament at the Lions Club


  • Learn more about the area during the Albert County Heritage Talk
  • Craft show at the Riverview Lions Club
  • Visit the Winter Carnival Market outside the Riverview Arts Centre theatre to shop local vendors and enjoy educational content by the Fundy Biosphere.
  • Campfire Cooking at Mill Creek Nature Park with Moncton BPSA scouts.
  • Campfire and tunes on the Dobson Trail with the Riverview Scouts, Girl Guides and Riverview Arts Centre (weather dependent).


Over 25 participating businesses across Riverview will be offering specials and promotions through the festival. Stay tuned to townofriverview.ca/warmspecials for full details.


The Town of Riverview thanks our communication partners Stringray, New Country 96.9 FM, and Pickle Planet Moncton. 


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