About Quispamsis

Quispamsis, New Brunswick, is situated along the breathtaking Kennebecasis and Hammond River waterways. This picturesque suburban community is located in southwestern New Brunswick, 22 kilometres northeast of the City of Saint John. The short distance from the Fundy Fog belt and the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean permit warmer temperatures during spring and summer.

Quispamsis is a progressive, vibrant community with many attractive residential opportunities for all types of family units. Abundant recreational areas, quality schools, places of worship, retail and professional services are all within the Kennebecasis Valley.

In 2017, MoneySense named Quispamsis the best place to live in Atlantic Canada.

With a population of 18,245, Quispamsis is the sixth-largest municipality in New Brunswick.


The original inhabitants were the proud Maliseet First Nation, part of the great Algonquin Federation. The name “Quispamsis” was translated from the Maliseet language and means “little lake”, representing present-day Ritchie Lake. Acadian, British pre-Loyalists and Loyalists settled in the area around 1783, with many receiving land grants along the Kennebecasis and Hammond Rivers. In 1998, Quispamsis amalgamated with the former Village of Gondola Point and a portion of the area formerly known as Wells.

Our vision

Quispamsis is a forward-thinking community where families enjoy a safe, friendly and active lifestyle surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment.

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