Town of Beresford

Step out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reacquaint yourself with nature in this warm and friendly Acadian seaside community. Enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Chaleur Bay, internationally acclaimed as ‘One of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.’ Stroll the boardwalk along the beach with the blue of the sea and skies as far as the eye can see, or just relax in the sun and the salty air on one of our terrific beaches and take in the scenery.

Amongst many not-to-be-missed places are the Chaleur Bay salt marshes. Explore the interpretative trail that provides a magnificent view of the flora and fauna of this unique habitat. Take in the marsh panorama and learn about the importance of marsh wetland to the environment. An interpreter can accompany you through the trail, explaining the information given at the interpretation sites. If you prefer to explore a particular path or the entire trail on your own, feel free to do so! Some spots are ideal for birdwatching or photography, others provide a stunning backdrop for unparalleled sunrises and sunsets.

However, what really sets Beresford apart from other areas is having our very own butterfly. The Maritime Ringlet butterfly is a small butterfly that lives almost exclusively in the salt marshes in and around the Chaleur Bay (end of July to mid August). In fact, this butterfly has an extremely small global distribution and its largest population is located right here in the Beresford salt marshes. So stay on the lookout for one!