Petitcodiac River Panels
RIVERVIEW, NB— Four new interpretive panels depicting the history of the Petitcodiac River have been added to the scenic trail at the Chocolate River Station.
Building on the recent tourism success of the Bay of Fundy’s entry in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, the Town of Riverview has unveiled a self-guided interpretive tour of the Petitcodiac River.
The decorative panels will provide visitors with a glimpse into the shipbuilding history and geological wonder of the river that “bends like a bow.” Along with historical anecdotes about the once vicious tides, the four panels touch on the river’s industrious past, its unique ecosystem, the Míkmaq and early settlers, and the natural wonder of the tidal bore.
“The interpretive panels will give visitors a sense of having truly experienced the river while providing insight into the critical shipbuilding industry that grew from these waters,” said Meghan Walsh, communications coordinator for the Town of Riverview. “Whether you’ve grown up next to the ‘Chocolate River’ or are visiting for the first time, it’s worth learning more about the rich Maritime history that surrounds us here in Riverview.”
The displays are installed along the boardwalk behind the Chocolate River Station at 391Coverdale Road. A time lapse video of the tidal bore can also be viewed at the Visitor Information Centre located inside the facility.
The panels were created with the help of Branch Graphic Design in consultation with the Petitcodiac Riverkeeper.
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Town of Riverview
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