Rural Albert County is composed of three villages and many smaller communities. You can read about our villages below. Enjoy exploring rural Albert County! A map of the area can be found here.
Village of Alma
Photo by Doris Weir.
The Village of Alma is a quaint village at the water's edge and is the gateway to Fundy National Park. Alma boasts the highest tides in the world and is the pulse of the Fundy Bay.
Our local people rely on our lobster and scallop fishing, and tourism is an integral part of our survival. Our beaches are full of ancient history and the fossils reveal a lot of stories which you can collect.
Alma is not just for the summer - snowmobilers love our hidden and winding trails which supply spectacular views. We are a unique, scenic location where you can witness the constant changes of the tides.
Visit our attractions for a close-up encounter!
To visit the Village of Alma Facebook Page, please click here.
Village of Hillsborough
Photo by Deborah Carr.
The Village of Hillsborough is located in southeastern New Brunswick, on the banks of the Petitcodiac River, approximately 30 kilometers south of the city of Moncton, close to Hopewell Rocks and Fundy National Park. We are situated on Route 114, which is a major tourist route to the Hopewell Rocks Park, Fundy National Park and the Fundy Scenic Drive. We are proud to promote ourselves as the “Eastern Gateway to the Fundy Tidal Zone”.
Our Village is full of eastern hospitality and community pride. Hundreds of volunteers from the community make it possible to provide fire service, minor hockey and figure skating programs, annual festivals and celebrations and many other services that make the Village of Hillsborough one of the best communities to live in. Service clubs continue to volunteer their time to upgrade municipal facilities so that our residents have all the opportunities of the large urban areas.
There is much to do and see in Hillsborough—be sure to make this a long stop along your journey.
For more information on the Village of Hillsborough, please click here.
Village of Riverside-Albert
Photo by panchroma.
The Village of Riverside-Albert, situated on the Shepody River, is located approximately 45 minutes from Moncton at the halfway point between the Village of Hillsborough and Fundy National Park. Our Village is ideally located for nature lovers and travelers wanting to explore the upper Bay of Fundy and its numerous attractions. Fundy National Park, the Hopewell Rocks, Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary, and Cape Enrage are all within a 20 minute drive from our Village.
Riverside-Albert and the surrounding regions prospered during the late 1800's through farming on the rich marshlands, logging from the forests, a vibrant ship building industry, and trading along the Fundy coast. Several historic buildings from this period still stand, and their varied architectural styles reflect the values and cultural influences of their time. We promote ourselves as The Fundy Historic Village.
Today, you can enjoy hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, canoeing kayaking, and visiting artists in their studios. In the winter, the range of activities includes cross-country skiing, curling, and snowmobiling. Our world of natural beauty is yours to discover and enjoy.
To visit the Village of Riverside-Albert website, please click here.
To visit their Facebook page, please click here.