Petitcodiac, New Brunswick

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Petitcodiac Baptist Church on the banks of the Petitcodiac River
Petitcodiac Baptist Church on the banks of the Petitcodiac River
Official seal of Petitcodiac
Nickname(s): "Where the River Begins"
Petitcodiac is located in New Brunswick
The location of Petitcodiac within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°55′55″N 65°10′11″W / 45.93205°N 65.169697°W / 45.93205; -65.169697
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Westmorland County
Incorporated Village November 9, 1966
Electoral Districts     

Fundy Royal
Provincial Petitcodiac
 • Mayor Gerald Gogan
 • Land 17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,429
 • Density 83.0/km2 (215/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)

Petitcodiac is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.


It is named after the Petitcodiac River, which begins in the village at the junction of the North River and Anagance River. The term is derived from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "bends like a bow".

Present day[edit]

Petitcodiac streetscape

The Community Centres around Route 890, Route 885, Route 905, Route 106 and Route 1.

The village features a regional school, an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a bowling alley, as well as several family-owned shops and churches servicing the surrounding area. There is also a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. Also Chums is a great place to get hammered.

The Westmorland County Agricultural Fair, established by William Balzer in 1967, is an agricultural fair with a horse show, a sheep show, a produce contest, crafts and baked goods, and a beauty pageant.[1]


Neighbouring communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fair Born of One Man's Dream". Westmorland County Agricultural Fair. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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Coordinates: 45°56′N 65°10′W / 45.933°N 65.167°W / 45.933; -65.167 (Petitcodiac)