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Caraquet Parish, New Brunswick

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Country  Canada
Established  1831
Local time  Thursday 6:19 PM
Province  New Brunswick
County  Gloucester
Time zone  AST (UTC-4)
Population  1,382 (2011)
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Caraquet is a Canadian parish in Gloucester County, New Brunswick.


Map of Caraquet, NB, Canada


Caraquet Parish is defined in the Territorial Division Act as being bounded:

North by Caraquet Bay and Caraquet Harbour; southeast by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; east by a line running from the west side or entrance of Little Pokemouche Lagoon north fifty-two degrees west until it strikes the south branch of Saint Simons Inlet, and thence from the centre of the said inlet and the north entrance of Grant Shippegan Harbour to the Chaleur Bay; southwest and south by the northeast line of lot no. 1 (William Ferguson) and the prolongation thereof north thirty-six degrees west three hundred chains; thence in a direct line westerly to the northwest angle of lot no. 255, granted to P. de La Vivitiere, on the west side Maltempec Road; west by Paquetville Parish, including the islands of Caraquet and Pokesudie.


The northern mainland of the parish is divided between three municipalities; from west to east, these are the eastern part of the village of Bertrand, the town of Caraquet, and the village of Bas-Caraquet. The remainder of the parish consists of four LSDs and part of a fifth; all these LSDs assess for fire protection, and all except St. Simon for first aid and ambulance services. These LSDs are:

  • The parish of Caraquet (established 1968). Originally including all the unincorporated parts of the parish, it has been reduced to four mainland areas and two islands.
    1. Grants in the southwestern corner of the parish, along Thériault, Lavigne, and Haché Roads, containing more than five thousand acres.
    2. Wetlands along Ruisseau à Isaac and Ruisseau à Jules.
    3. Ten grants between the mouth of the Saint-Simon River and the southwestern corner of Bas-Caraquet, containing about nine hundred acres.
    4. A small area on the southern bank of the Saint-Simon River where the Caraquet boundary cuts through a peninsula, containing less than five acres.
    5. Munro Island
    6. Caraquet Island
  • Blanchard Settlement (August 4, 1987) assesses for the additional services of street lighting and community services, both added in 1988. Consists of the community of Village-Blanchard (formerly Blanchard Settlement) and grants along the Waugh and Godin Roads.
  • Inkerman Centre (extended into parish in April 21, 1987) assesses for the additional service of street lighting. The portion in this parish consists of the grants south of the wetlands along Ruisseau à Jules and all of the parish south of those grants.
  • Pokesudie (March 22, 1987) assesses for the additional services of street lighting (added 1988) and community services. Consists of Pokesudie Island and Little Pokesudie Island. The community of Pokesudie is on the main island.
  • St. Simon (September 22, 1971) assesses for the additional services of street lighting and recreational facilities. Consists of grants east of the former CNR line and north of the wetlands along Ruisseau à Isaac. Includes the communities of Centre-Saint-Simon and Haut-Saint-Simon.
  • Communities

    Parish population total does not include incorporated municipalities (in bold):


    Caraquet Parish, New Brunswick Wikipedia

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