New Brunswick

$4M in upgrades announced for Miramichi's Station Wharf

Federal and provincial investments of almost $2 million each will be used to make major repairs at Miramichi's Station Wharf.

City will invest more than $430,000 into project

Three levels of government are funding a $4-million upgrade to Station Wharf in Miramichi. (Gail Harding/Facebook)

Federal and provincial investments of almost $2 million each will be used to make major repairs at Miramichi's Station Wharf. 

The funds, plus more than $430,000 from the City of Miramichi, will be used to repair and replace damaged piles, level the deck, and partially remove and replace the borderline wharf.

"The City is pleased to have partnered with both levels of government on this important initiative. Waterfront and park development are both part of the City's Strategic Plan and will enhance future growth in tourism opportunities," said Brian King, deputy mayor in a release. 

The upgrades will help the city promote river tourism opportunities, such as the growing small cruise ship industry, and continue to support commercial activities at the wharf, said Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan. 

The province's contribution was made through the Miramichi Regional Economic Development and Innovation Fund.

"Our government's investment in the Station Wharf project will assist the City of Miramichi in promoting itself as a destination hub for northeastern New Brunswick through new opportunities," said Bill Fraser, the minister responsible for the Northern and Miramichi Funds.