Pabineau Falls is a stunning waterfall located in Oinpegitjoig L’Noeigati (Pabineau First Nation). The waterfall and community are located in the Chaleur region of northern New Brunswick where outdoor adventures and warm hospitality are our specialty.
If you haven’t been to Pabineau Falls yet, this location needs to be added to your New Brunswick travel list! The area is rich in culture and changes seasonally to add a new experience no matter what time of the year you choose to visit.
Making the most of your staycation in the Chaleur region doesn’t have to include getting lost! You can take a screen shot of these instructions to have them handy in your phone’s camera roll, right click from a desktop computer to save the image or better yet, pin the image to keep with all of your travel inspiration.
The waterfall is impressive to see and with the many flat rocks in the area it offers very easy access for people of all ages and abilities. For those who are a little more adventurous or trying to make an afternoon out of the visit there are great walking/hiking trails that go along the winding Nepisiguit River and have amazing vantage points of the falls.
There is an opportunity to hike to the waterfall by following the Mi’gMaq Trail System. The Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail section C-D from Red Brook Road to TeePee Above Pabineau Falls is a 7 km hike with moderate difficulty. Watch for the turtle signs on the trees and a log bridge that will lead you accross Red Brook. The views will be stunning and with every step, but be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the flat rocks next to the falls when you arrive.
As pretty as this place is in through the summer, the fall is quite spectacular with the coloured leaves, the feeling of crisp air off the flowing water and the natural smell in the air that is hard to translate into words but that I can smell when I think about it. We love the view so much we even had family photos taken here!
Whether you hike to the falls or drive to the convenient parking area only steps away from the beautiful main event there are many flat areas to enjoy a picnic like I mentioned before, but my recommendation, especially if you drive to the falls is to pack a few snacks / water for the visit but to stop at the Pabineau Seafood Restaurant for a fantastic meal.
The food is very good, the people working are incredibly friendly and the portions are definitely a “shareable” size. The Mr and I ordered the clam dinner to share which was more than enough for the two of us. Not to mention, the dish included REAL clams! Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back!
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