Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick

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Eel River Crossing
Official seal of Eel River Crossing
Eel River Crossing is located in New Brunswick
Eel River Crossing

Eel River Crossing
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 48°00′45″N 66°25′15″W / 48.0125°N 66.420833°W / 48.0125; -66.420833
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Restigouche
Parish Dalhousie
Founded 1875
Incorporated November 9, 1966
Electoral Districts   

Provincial Dalhousie-Restigouche East
 • Type Village Council
 • Mayor Denis D. Savoie
 • Councillors
 • Land 17.45 km2 (6.74 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,209
 • Density 69.3/km2 (179/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.5%
 • Dwellings 527
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 506
Route 11

Route 275
Route 280
Median Income* $42,411 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Eel River Crossing (2011 population: 1,209) is a Canadian village in Restigouche County, New Brunswick.[3]

It is the administrative headquarters of the Eel River Bar Mi'kmaq First Nation band government.

in Mi'kmaq, Eel River was known as Okpĕgŭnchĭk which meant "discolored foam on the water".[4]


Usually simplified to simply Eel River, the village is situated on the Eel River. It received the name "Crossing" after the Intercolonial Railway built its Halifax-Rivière-du-Loup main line through the community in 1875.



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Eel River Crossing
  2. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick
  3. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Eel River Crossing
  4. ^ Rand, Silas Tertius (1875-01-01). A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language: Comprising the Micmac Numerals, and the Names of the Different Kinds of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Trees, &c. of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Also, Some of the Indian Names of Places, and Many Familiar Words and Phrases, Translated Literally Into English. Nova Scotia Printing Company. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick

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Coordinates: 48°00′45″N 66°25′15″W / 48.01250°N 66.42083°W / 48.01250; -66.42083 (Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick)