Beresford, New Brunswick
- This article is about the village. For the parish, consult Beresford Parish, New Brunswick.
|Motto: "Simul Crescere"|
|• Type||Town council|
|• Mayor||Raoul Charest|
|• Land||19.20 km2 (7.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Highest elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||226.6/km2 (587/sq mi)|
|• Change 2001-06||3.9%|
|• Census Ranking||759 of 5,008|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Median Income*||$45,838 CDN|
|Access Routes|| Route 11
In March 1813, the municipal council of Northumberland decided to regroup the territories north of Miramichi into two districts: one being from Neguac to Pokemouche, the other from Caraquet and including the whole north-east region of New Brunswick. In 1814, this re-organisation continued and the territory was subdivided into parishes. Some examples of those were Alnwick (Neguac and Tabusintac), Saumarez (from Tracadie to Caraquet), and Beresford (from Nepisiguit to Restigouche).
Names were then given to these new civil parishes honouring naval and military men (Nelson, Wellington, and Carleton, for Thomas Carleton). Beresford was named for the British general William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, who commanded the Portuguese troops that were part of Wellington's army in the Peninsular War from 1808 to 1814.
Mother tongue language (2006)
One of Beresford's main attractions is its beach. Renovated in the late 1990s, the beach features an observation tower overlooking the marshes, a boardwalk and change room, restroom and shower facilities. A popular tourist attraction, it is not rare to find local musicians featuring their talents at the beach on warm summer nights.
Every year a carnival called "Carnaval du Siffleux" is held in Beresford. Sculptures made of snow collected by ploughing parking lots are presented all around town. This is one of the many activities available to Beresford residents during this carnival. However, in recent years, fewer sculptures have been seen around the time of the festival.
- Ray Frenette - Former Premier of New Brunswick.
- Government of New Brunswick website: Beresford
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Beresford, New Brunswick
- Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
- New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Beresford
- Robichaud, Donat (1984) Beresford, Le Petit Nipisiquit Beresford, NB: published by the author
- Rayburn, Alan (1975) Geographical names of New Brunswick, p. 52, Ottawa: Survey and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census