Clair, New Brunswick

Coordinates: 47°15′09″N 68°36′18″W / 47.25250°N 68.60500°W / 47.25250; -68.60500 (Clair)
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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
Village Status1966
Electoral Districts   

 • TypeVillage Council
 • MayorPierre Michaud
 • Councillors
List of Members
  • Patrick P. Long
  • Marc R. Long
  • Carl Sawyer
 • Total10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
 • Total781
 • Density73.6/km2 (191/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code506
Median Household Income*$44,544 CDN
Access Routes Route 161
Route 205
  • Median household income, 2015 (all households)

Clair (2016 population: 781[2]) is a former Canadian village in Madawaska County, New Brunswick.[3]


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.

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  1. ^ "Clair - Community Profile". 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Census Profile, 2016 Census Clair, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Provincial Archives of New Brunswick".
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census, 2011 census
  5. ^ "File not found".

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