Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain, an Ancient Volcano!
Sugarloaf Mountain is the focal point of Sugarloaf Park’s outdoor activities for all ages.

The breathtaking scenery on the summit will seduce you with its beauty. Hiking up Sugarloaf Mountain is a must for all Park visitors.

FROM THE VIEWING PLATFORM AT THE SUMMIT (305 meters or 1,000-ft.), you will have a breathtaking panoramic view. To the East, the Baie des Chaleurs, one of the world’s most beautiful bays. In the centre, on the shore of world famous Restigouche River, the City of Campbellton, and the J.C. Van Horne interprovincial bridge linking New Brunswick to the province of Québec. To the West, the village of Atholville then Tide Head. On the Northern shore of the river, the village of Pointe-à-la-Croix, and the Mi'kmaq First Nation of Listuguj. In the distance you will see the Appalachian mountain range of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. It is in this magnificent scene that the Battle-of-the-Restigouche took place; the last naval battle between France and England for possession of the North American continent. The confrontation finally ended on July 8, 1760, sealing the fate of New France forever after.

Sugarloaf Mountain is full of mysteries. The mountain is one of the oldest mountains in North America, part of the Appalachian mountain range. Sugarloaf Mountain is actually an ancient volcano dating from the Late Devonian Age more than 409 million years. As a matter of fact, the world's oldest, intact shark fossil, a 400-million-year-old rock star, was discovered not far from Sugarloaf Park. According to the Mi'kmaq, Koluscap created Sugarloaf Mountain. Find out how koluscap created sugarloaf mountain. Many of you may wonder what is the significance of the two crosses painted on the North slope of the mountain. READ MORE ABOUT THIS TRAGIC EVENT.