Historic Chatham Business District

From Jacques Cartier’s voyage of 1534 through early French rule and England’s victory in 1758, our history is shaped by sea and timber.  Nestled under the Province of New Brunswick’s longest bridge, the Historic Water Street Business District is home to the famous Cunard brothers who established a huge shipbuilding and lumbering enterprise. During our great shipbuilding era, over 450 ships were launched in Miramichi.

Bennett, Tweedie, Snowball, Loggie, Peabody, Johnson and Cunard are but a few of the many great men who shaped the character and amassed great fortunes in Miramichi.

On January 1, 2000 the Province of New Brunswick officially designated the Chatham Business District as New Brunswick’s first provincial historic district under subsection 2(3) of the Historic Sites Protection Act. The commemorative plaque reads “Historically, the Water Street area and the adjacent Miramichi riverfront bustled with shipping, shipbuilding, lumber industries and commerce. The enduring spatial quality and architectural character are reminiscent of the past.”

Our Mission
The mission of the DowntownS Miramichi – Historic Chatham Business District is to foster a prosperous economic climate for the members of the Business Improvement Area.

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A special thank you for Rodds Miramichi, for being such a wonderful corporation in our Downtown. The lights looks great and add such a warm welcome to our Business District.

A special thank you for Rodds Miramichi, for being such a wonderful corporation in our Downtown. The lights looks great and add such a warm welcome to our Business District. ... See MoreSee Less

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YES! I saw them the other evening...beautiful

Looks great, Rodd Miramichi River

I seen them last night so Beautiful

Really nice..👍👍

Beautiful!

Beautiful

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2 days ago

Quiet Zone within the 34th Annual Parade of Lights Route

The Historic Chatham Business District is pleased to be able to have a Quiet Zone on the 34th Annual HCBD Parade of Lights route. This is in cooperation with the Autism Resource Miramichi. We have identified the Quiet Zone from O’Donaghue’s to Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Water Street.
The quiet zone is an area where individuals and their families can enjoy the parade in an environment without the triggers of sirens, loud music and flashing lights which can cause discomfort for some individuals.
We are pleased to offer this area as an inclusive community, and we ask participates in the parade to respect this area.
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Historic Chatham Business District
1745 Water Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 1B2

(506) 778-0900

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