Clair, New Brunswick

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Flag of Clair
Motto: "Quousque Possumus"
Clair, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
Clair, New Brunswick
Location of Clair, New Brunswick
Coordinates: 47°15′09″N 68°36′18″W / 47.2525°N 68.605°W / 47.2525; -68.605
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Madawaska
Parish Clair
Village Status 1966
Electoral Districts   

Provincial Madawaska-les-Lacs
 • Type Village Council
 • Mayor Pierre Michaud
 • Councillors
 • Total 10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Total 857
 • Density 82.5/km2 (214/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Increase1.1%
 • Census Ranking 2,276 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506
Dwellings 400
Median Income* $37,352 CDN
Access Routes Route 161
Route 205
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Clair (2011 population: 857) is a Canadian village in Madawaska County, New Brunswick.[4]


Situated on the Saint John River opposite Fort Kent, Maine. The name Clair finds its roots in the community named for County Clare in Ireland. The name of the village is the result of the railroad station being located near the General store of James T. Clair. The station was called Clair's and was a regular stop of the Temiscouata Railway on its way up to the Connors station. Over time, the name stuck and was shortened to the family name of Clair. The original name of the location was actually "La Petite Décharge" named after the discharge of the small "ruisseau des Lang" into the Saint John River.

Forestry is the basis of the local economy.

The Clair – Fort Kent Bridge crosses the International Boundary to link both communities.



The local Roman Catholic church houses noted religious artwork, including stained-glass windows from the workshop of Belgian artist José Gaterrath and the Stations of the Cross by the famous Spanish ceramist Jordi Bonet.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Clair
  2. ^ a b Statistics Canada Community Profile: Clair, New Brunswick
  3. ^ Statistics Canada Dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses
  4. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Clair
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census, 2011 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Clair, New Brunswick

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Coordinates: 47°15′09″N 68°36′18″W / 47.25250°N 68.60500°W / 47.25250; -68.60500 (Clair)