Riverview, New Brunswick

Riverview is a town in Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Riverview is located on the south side of the Petitcodiac River, across from the larger cities of Moncton and Dieppe. Riverview has an area of 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi), and a population density of 564.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,462/sq mi). Riverview's slogan is "A Great Place To Grow". With a population of 19,667 in 2016[2], Riverview is the fifth largest municipality in New Brunswick, having a larger population than the cities of Edmundston, Bathurst, Campbellton, and Miramichi, despite its designation of "town".

Riverview
Town

Motto(s): 
A Great Place To Grow
Riverview
Location of Riverview in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46.06125°N 64.80517°W / 46.06125; -64.80517
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyAlbert County
ParishCoverdale Parish
Founded1733
IncorporatedJuly 9, 1973[1]
Government
  MP'sGinette Petitpas Taylor & Alaina Lockhart
  MayorAnn Seamans
  Governing BodyRiverview Town Council
  MLA'sBruce Fitch
Area
  Total35.45 km2 (13.69 sq mi)
Elevation
Sea level to 30 m (0 - 98 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
  Total19,667
  Density554.8/km2 (1,437/sq mi)
Time zoneAtlantic Standard Time (-4)
Area code(s)506
Telephone Exchange386
NTS Map021I02
GNBC CodeDBBTG
Highway Route 112
Route 114
WaterwaysPetitcodiac River, Mill Creek, Turtle Creek
WebsiteTownOfRiverview.ca

History

Riverview first became a permanent settlement when settlers from Yorkshire, England, settled there in 1733. The Town of Riverview was formed on July 9, 1973 with the amalgamation of the three villages of Bridgedale, Gunningsville and Riverview Heights. Harold Findlay became the first mayor and seven councillors were elected at-large to serve a population of 14,177. Since that time, Riverview has grown to include almost 19,130 represented by four ward councillors and three councillors-at-large.[1]

Demographics

Riverview's linguistic majority is English, with 90.6% speaking English as a first language and only 7.8% speaking French as a first language.[3] The adjacent cities of Moncton and Dieppe are about 32% and 73% Francophone respectively and have benefited from an ongoing rural depopulation of the Acadian Peninsula and areas in northern and eastern New Brunswick.[3] About 27% of the town population is bilingual and understands both English and French.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
198114,907    
198615,638+4.9%
199116,270+4.0%
199616,653+2.4%
200117,010+2.1%
200617,832+4.8%
201119,128+7.3%
201619,667+2.8%
[2]

Neighbourhoods

Riverview has seven main neighbourhoods, each with several smaller subdivisions:

  • West Riverview
  • Riverview Heights
  • Findlay South
  • Gunningsville
  • Point Park
  • Bridgedale

Emergency services

The town is served by Ambulance New Brunswick, Riverview Fire & Rescue,[4] and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hospital services are located in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Sports

Facilities

See Moncton Sport Facilities

  • Riverview Aquatic Centre - a full size indoor swimming pool with 6 lanes (each 25m long) connected with Riverview High School.[5]
  • Several soccer and baseball fields
  • Byron Dobson Memorial Arena, with two hockey rinks[6]
  • Six green clay tennis courts [7]
  • Parklanes Bowling Centre - 12 candlepin bowling lanes with automatic scoring[8]

Events

Riverview Sunfest is an annual festival of events to celebrate the incorporation of Riverview as a town and Canada Day.[9]

Urban parks

Places of interest

Media

See Media in Greater Moncton

Transportation

See Greater Moncton Transportation

Education

There are currently seven schools in Riverview, including one high school, one middle school, and five elementary schools. In December 2011, it was officially announced that a new K-8 school would be constructed in East Riverview that is expected to open for the 2013 school year.[14]

Climate

Climate data for Riverview
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high humidex 18.2 15.8 17.5 25.8 37.6 40.6 43.5 44.5 38.9 31.2 28.2 20.3 44.5
Record high °C (°F) 16.1
(61.0)
15.3
(59.5)
29
(84)
28.3
(82.9)
34.2
(93.6)
34.4
(93.9)
35.6
(96.1)
37.2
(99.0)
33.3
(91.9)
26.1
(79.0)
22.9
(73.2)
17.8
(64.0)
37.2
(99.0)
Average high °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.0
(35.6)
8.0
(46.4)
15.9
(60.6)
21.3
(70.3)
24.5
(76.1)
23.8
(74.8)
18.8
(65.8)
12.4
(54.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
10.4
(50.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.9
(16.0)
−8
(18)
−2.9
(26.8)
3.2
(37.8)
9.9
(49.8)
15.1
(59.2)
18.6
(65.5)
17.9
(64.2)
13.0
(55.4)
7.1
(44.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−5.5
(22.1)
5.1
(41.2)
Average low °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−13.2
(8.2)
−7.8
(18.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.9
(39.0)
8.9
(48.0)
12.6
(54.7)
12.0
(53.6)
7.2
(45.0)
1.8
(35.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.3
(31.5)
Record low °C (°F) −32.2
(−26.0)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−27.4
(−17.3)
−16.1
(3.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.2
(34.2)
0.6
(33.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
−10
(14)
−17.4
(0.7)
−29
(−20)
−32.2
(−26.0)
Record low wind chill −49.4 −46.0 −39.3 −27.7 −12.6 −5.0 −3.2 −2.5 −9.0 −14.7 −27.1 −43.5 −49.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 119.2
(4.69)
92.9
(3.66)
123.6
(4.87)
99.3
(3.91)
97.1
(3.82)
91.5
(3.60)
103.3
(4.07)
79.5
(3.13)
92.7
(3.65)
103.8
(4.09)
104.5
(4.11)
115.8
(4.56)
1,223.2
(48.16)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 41.5
(1.63)
26.8
(1.06)
45.9
(1.81)
57.2
(2.25)
91.5
(3.60)
91.5
(3.60)
103.3
(4.07)
79.5
(3.13)
92.7
(3.65)
99.5
(3.92)
81.1
(3.19)
54.9
(2.16)
865.4
(34.07)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 80.1
(31.5)
68.1
(26.8)
70.8
(27.9)
35.8
(14.1)
4.5
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3.4
(1.3)
21.7
(8.5)
65.6
(25.8)
349.9
(137.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 16.6 13.8 15.3 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.7 11.8 12.2 13.5 15.6 17.1 174.5
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.4 4.8 7.7 11.8 14.7 14.3 13.7 11.8 12.2 13.1 12.6 7.9 131.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 13.5 11.8 11.1 7.3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.86 5.7 12.6 63.9
Average relative humidity (%) 79.6 79.4 82.2 86.2 87.3 89.9 91.4 93.0 93.3 89.5 86.8 83.5 86.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 115.1 124.4 139.2 158.2 204.9 228.9 248.4 243.8 167.4 142.3 102.8 95.3 1,970.6
Source: Environment Canada[21]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "History of Riverview". Town of Riverview Website. Town of Riverview. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  2. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Riverview, New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  3. "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  4. "Emergency Equipment and Vehicles". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. "Pat Crossman Memorial Aquatics Centre". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  6. "Byron Dobson Memorial Arena". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  7. "Riverview Tennis Club". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  8. "Parklane Bowl". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  9. "SunFest". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  10. "Caseley Park". Town of Riverview, NB. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013.
  11. "Green Gym". Town of Riverview, NB. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  12. "Mill Creek Nature Park". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  13. "Parks and Trails". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  14. "Schools in Riverview". Town of Riverview. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  15. Riverview High School
  16. Riverview Middle School
  17. Riverview East School
  18. West Riverview School
  19. Frank L. Bowser School
  20. Claude D Taylor School
  21. "Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000, Moncton Airport". Environment Canada Accessed 24 March 2012.

Further reading

  • A History of the Town, Riverview: Amalgamating Bridgedale, Gunningsville, Riverview Heights, Hantsport: Lancelot Press, 1986.
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