Petitcodiac, New Brunswick

Petitcodiac is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

Downtown Petitcodiac

"Where the River Begins"
The location of Petitcodiac within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45.93205°N 65.169697°W / 45.93205; -65.169697
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyWestmorland County
Incorporated VillageNovember 9, 1966
Electoral Districts     

Fundy Royal
  MayorGerald Gogan
  Land17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
  Density80.4/km2 (208/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)


It is named after the Petitcodiac River, which begins in the village at the junction of the North River and Anagance River. The name is believed to be derived either from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "bends like a bow" or from a Maliseet word meaning "sound of thunder".[2]

Present day

The Community Centres around Route 890, Route 885, Route 905, Route 106 and Route 1.

The village features a regional school, an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a bowling alley, as well as several family-owned shops and churches servicing the surrounding area. There is also a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

The Westmorland County Agricultural Fair, established by William Balzer in 1967, is an agricultural fair with a horse show, a sheep show, a produce contest, crafts and baked goods, and a beauty pageant.[3]


Neighbouring communities

Notable people

See also


  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Petitcodiac, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. Dr. Peter Paul interview with anthropologist Harald E.L. Prins and Bunny McBride, Hallowell, Maine, 12/02/1988, in In Memoriam: Peter Lewis Paul, 1902-1989, edited by K. Teeter, 19-21. Hull:Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Ethnology Service. Mercury Series Paper 26, 1993.
  3. "Fair Born of One Man's Dream". Westmorland County Agricultural Fair. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. "2011 Census Profile: Petitcodiac, New Brunswick". Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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