Campbellton is situated on the south bank of the Restigouche River opposite Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec. Campbellton was officially incorporated in 1889 and achieved city status in 1958. Campbellton is the home of Restigouche Sam.
Forestry and tourism are major industries in the regional economy, while a pulp mill in nearby Atholville is the largest single employer in the area. As part of the tourism “industry”, wealthy sport fishermen seeking Atlantic Salmon flock to the scenic Restigouche Valley every summer.
Salmon Plaza is located on the picturesque waterfront in Campbellton. There you’ll find one of the areas most popular tourist attractions… Restigouche Sam, an 8.5 meter stainless steel model of the region’s famous salmon. Sam is located in a beautiful fountain surrounded by a park with a view of the river.
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