human settlement in New Brunswick, Canada

Perth-Andover is a village of 1,600 people (2016) in the Saint John River Valley of New Brunswick.

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Perth-Andover Bridge

Much of Perth (originally called Larlee) was part of the territory of the Tobique First Nation, whose reserve was established in 1801, at the band's request. Due to squatters, the First Nation were forced to surrender a total of 2,539 acres, much in Perth-Andover.

Andover was first called Little Tobique, the community was given the name Andover, from the town in England. Much of Andover's original land grants were to English soldiers and Loyalists from the American Revolution.

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Perth-Andover is on the banks of the St. John River, two hours north of Fredericton, 5 minutes from Fort Fairfield, Maine, USA, 10 minutes from Tobique First Nation and connected to Route 2 (Trans-Canada Highway). It is a very beautiful village that is prone to flooding in the spring.

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Victoria County Court House
  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 4:32PM local time and lasts almost three minutes. The chances of a clear sky are 30%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio, straddling the Canada–New England border, then across Maine, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
  • Southern Victoria Historical Museum, 1291 West Riverside Drive, +1 506 273-3841. Built in 1837 as a local church. Now, it is a museum which houses a collection of local artifacts including photographs, maps, clothing, tools and more. The museum is open seasonally between June and August.

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  • Aroostock Valley Country Club. Where the Stars and Stripes and Maple Leaf fly side by side. Famous for its unique location it is along the U.S. - Canadian border between Fort Fairfield, Maine and Four Falls, New Brunswick. The golf course and clubhouse are in Canada, the Pro Shop and parking lot are in the US.
  • Join the fun at the Gathering of the Scots! Watch some of the finest Ancient Scottish Heavy Events athletes in one of the premiere events in Eastern Canada. Held every spring at Veterans Field on the last weekend in May.
  • Tuff Muck Challenge. on the last Saturday in July. A 5-km course through the terrain, muck, water, and grim, with 16 challenging obstacles. The after party includes live entertainment.
  • The Dam Run Marathon on the first Saturday in October.
  • Tobique High Stakes Bingo, +1 506 273-1020.
  • Larlee Creek Hullabloo. Four-day festival concluding in the second weekend in August. Individual event tickets $20–65 (including tax and surcharge). Early bird weekend passes are $65 (including tax and surcharge). These pass holders will receive entry to all festival mainstage events and an exclusive show. Campsites are not included in the ticket price, but can be booked by calling Baird’s Campground, beside the festival site, at +1 506 273-3080.
  • The NB Trail. On the old railway line and bridges on both sides of the St. John River. This provincial trail is part of a national project to span from East to West. The Trail in Perth-Andover starts on the westerly side of the bridge and continues to the other side and eventually connects to the trail that runs along the Saint John River. There is a small section of paved trail, otherwise it is covered with a carpet of crushed rock for easy walking and biking.

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The Castle Inn
  • The Castle Inn, 21 Brentwood Drive, +1 506 273-9495, toll-free: +1-877-274-9495, . The restaurant has been open since 2005 and has received a 3-diamond award by the CAA. The chef is Scottish and the food takes influences from Great Britain France and North America. Calling ahead to reserve a table is required. Some typical choices are: breaded sole with leeks & mussels, meatballs with black truffle potato gnocchi & cherry tomato cream, slow Roast Pork belly with apple sauce and bubble & squeak, braised quebec Lamb shank in minted gravy, fillet mignon of triple "A" beef with crepes, wild caught sea scallops and black tiger shrimp poached in vermouth cream with a salmon and bacon fishcake. The menu changes frequently. Caters to wedding parties.
  • Carl's Dairy Bar, +1 506 273-3060.
  • Carolyn's Dairy Bar, 868 Perth Main St, +1 506 273-3336.
  • Kim's Chinese Restaurant, 832 Perth Main Street, +1 506-273-3723.
  • Larlee Creek Eatery, 12255 Route 105, +1 506 273-3080.
  • Mary's Bake Shop and Luncheonette, 890 Main, +1 506 273-2885. Has delicious fresh baked rolls, bread, pies and cookies. The chicken rolls and homemade soup are amazing!
  • Two Rivers Restaurant, 24 Main Street, Tobique First Nations, +1 506-273-1847.

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  • Mr. B's (Pizza Shack), 1189 West Riverside Drive, +1 506 273-3294.
  • Railcar Brewing Company, 694 Perth Main Street, +1 506-392-6620, . An Atlantic Canadian craft brewery (1.5 BBL), formerly based in Florenceville-Bristol, but now based in Perth-Andover, NB. Check out their gathering room and brewing space! They offer growlers (1L & 2L bottles of beer), a wide selection of craft drinks from the Maritimes & elsewhere, gourmet coffee, and snacks.

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  • The Castle Inn, 21 Brentwood Drive, toll-free: +1-877-274-9495. Check-in: May to Sep: 3PM-10PM; Oct to Apr: 3PM-8PM, check-out: 11AM. A fine night's stay in a beautiful setting. 14 rooms all with private jet tubs, 4-star Canada Select rating. Wi-Fi. From $180.
  • Eileen's Rentals, 326 East Riverside Drive, +1 506 273-6563. Nightly and short term fully equipped apartments renting to tourists, visitors and workers to the area.
  • Fort Road Motel, 111 Fort Road, +1 506 273-1500.
  • Perth-Andover Motor Inn, 560 Rt. 190 Carlingford, +1 506 273-2224, toll-free: +1-888-273-2226, . Canada Select 2½ stars. 26 rooms, all non-smoking. From $100.
  • Robert E. Baird Memorial Park and Campground, 12255 Route 105, +1 506 273-3080. This well laid-out campground is a great place to spend a weekend camping. It has a pool and gift shop.

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Routes through Perth-Andover
EdmundstonGrand Falls ← Jct W    W   E  Florenceville-BristolWoodstock


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