I never get tired of taking aerial photos of my hometown of Campbellton, New Brunswick.
Here’s the latest batch … taken in late September 2022.
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[Note: if the images initially appear blank, click on ’em anyway. They’re high-resolution photos and — depending on your computer — it may take time for them to download.]
Hat tip to Barry Lutes and Rose Beek!
A city landmark: The Charles Van Horne Bridge, built in 1961, connects New Brunswick and Quebec. The bridge’s structural engineer, Saskatoon native Edward ‘Ted’ Skoczen, lives in Florida.
Charles Van Horne Bridge, Restigouche River, Campbellton City Centre, an office complex and the Quality Inn. Nature is amazing. Notice the white line that runs straight up the Restigouche River, separating New Brunswick from Quebec. LOL.
Looking West. In the distance is Sugarloaf Mountain, Campbellton’s oldest landmark. According to geologists, 400 million years ago the Sugarloaf was located south of the Equator. Glad to see it settled down in God’s Country.
No, these aren’t alien crop circles. It’s the new Restigouche River Experience Centre and its sprawling campground.
Looking East. Campbellton, Restigouche River, Bay of Chaleur and Pointe-A-La-Croix [Cross Point], Quebec.
The eastern edge of Campbellton, Charles Van Horne Bridge, Restigouche River, Listuguj and Pointe-A-La-Croix [Cross Point], Quebec.
Looking east. Campbellton. Far-right, upper corner: Sugarloaf Mountain.
Looking West. Towards the bottom, train tracks and Ramsay Street.
Looking west. Atholville, Tide Head and the Restigouche River. Notice the source of a spill into the river.
Single family houses in Campbellton … and to the right, a shopping complex in Atholville.
In the far west end of the city, the Campbellton Rural Cemetery. “In days gone by,” it was known as the Protestant Graveyard. It is now home to many of my dear friends.
The morning sun highlights the southwestern edge of Campbellton and Sugarloaf Mountain.
A half-cloverleaf at the western edge of Sugarloaf Mountain. Seen here is a shopping complex in Atholville, Campbellton, Restigouche River, the Charles Van Horne Bridge and the Province of Quebec.
One of New Brunswick’s popular tourist destinations: Sugarloaf Park. Lots to do: camping, tennis, hiking, skiing [cross-country and downhill], snowboarding and biking. There are also BMX trails, a restaurant/gift shop, outdoor concerts …
The eastern spine of Sugarloaf Mountain. The fall colours are starting to appear.
Circled is the beginning of the Sugarloaf Mountain hiking path, just off the 4.2 KM Terry Fox Memorial Trail which circles the mountain. Both the Terry Fox Memorial Trail and the hiking path are popular destinations. Thanks to electronic tracking devices, Sugarloaf Park records the number of people who use them. In August 2022, 5,131 walked the Terry Fox Trail and 2537 climbed the mountain path.
Two staircases: one stone, one metal. Every year — rain, snow or shine — Campbellton resident Jimmy Allison hikes to the top of the Sugarloaf 500 times.
Click to enlarge. Can you spot the Canadian flag and the viewing platform?
Mark Ramsay of Sugarloaf Park stands alongside the flagpole after raising a new flag on the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 2022. [Click to enlarge.]
No photo collage of Campbellton would be complete without a shot of a pair of crosses on Sugarloaf Mountain. The crosses commemorate the tragic deaths of two sisters — Dorvile and Lottie Ramsay — who perished in the fall of 1924 while trying to descend the face of the mountain.
In October 2018 local residents Rose Beek, Monique Boudreau and Gina Menzies climbed the mountain to attach a rose to the main cross as a tribute to the Ramsay sisters. This photo was taken four years later — on Sunday, 25 September 2022. Times have changed. Park officials highly recommend that hikers and walkers stick to the trails and not try to climb the face of the mountain because of the risk of a massive rockslide.
For the full story on why Rose, Monique and Gina visited the crosses, click here:
If you were to stand on the ledge in front of the main cross, this would be your view of Campbellton.
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