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Grand Falls, New Brunswick

Grand Falls, New Brunswick is a safe, family-oriented community, recognized for its high quality of life and its progressive outlook.  Located in Eastern Canada, it is still centrally located within a hours drive of Quebec and right on the Canada-U.S. border across from the State of Maine. A commitment to providing the best in services and amenities attracts many visitors year-round and makes Grand Falls a great place to call home.


Fast Facts

  • The town was named Grand Falls because of the largest waterfall east of Niagara Falls, dropping from a height of 23 meters (75 feet).
  • It is the only town in Canada with a name in both official languages Grand Falls / Grand-Sault.
  • Grand Falls is situated on the Maine U.S.A. border and is only 85 km (50 miles) from the Quebec border – the town takes great pride in the harmony that exists between cultures and the fact that the vast majority of its citizens are fluently bilingual.
  • Broadway Boulevard in downtown Grand Falls is the widest boulevard east of Winnipeg.

Getting Down to Business

The town of Grand Falls is the center of economic activity for the region which encompasses eight communities and a population of approximately 30 000 within a radius of 30 km.  Nestled on both sides of the Gorge, Grand falls is an agro-industrial community.  Grand Falls is in part an agricultural town, as well as being a commercial and manufacturing center.

The potato crop features largely into the local economy. The fields of potato, wheat and clover create a picturesque scene of rolling hills, a patchwork of colours. The surrounding rural landscape with rivers running through, provide visitors with a truly memorable visual experience and tourism opportunities continue to present themselves for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Grand Falls.

Located in mid-western New Brunswick, the Grand Falls Region is within ready access to Atlantic Canada and Central Canada, as well to the New England States.  Grand Falls in situated on the Maine, U.S.A Border, making cross-border business activities relatively simple.

Arts, Culture and Social Scene

In addition to quaint restaurants and boutiques or a visit to the regional museums, local produce and products can be purchased at the Farmers’ Market, located on a historic site in Grand Falls.

Festivals are a four-season activity in town, with a Falls Beer Festival in early September, the Winter Carnival, as well as the Regional Potato Festival in late June/early July. 

Recreation and Outdoors

Grand Falls is surrounded by green forests, rivers and its spectacular water fall, all of which is easily accessible by residents and guests alike. The region contains valleys, high plateaus, two great rivers, and countless streams and lakes for boating, kayaking, fishing and swimming.

As winter ends, the spring high water rushes over the actual waterfalls into the basin with incredible force and thundering sound.  Visitors can walk down 250 steps to the 'Wells in the Rocks' where they can witness one of nature's wonders. The Gorge is one and a half kilometers long and rises higher than 70 meters (229 feet).  It can be viewed on foot or by boat.

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