Welcome to Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada


News & Events

  • The October newsletter is now up.
  • The Village of Dorchester's municipal office is now accepting the payments for Remembrance Day wreaths and crosses with your preference information. The crosses are once again $35. and the wreaths are $40. The services will be in Dorchester once again on November 11.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 between 10 am and 3 pm.
  • The Fall Cleanup for the Village of Dorchester is Thursday, October 23, 2014. Please keep the fall cleanup items and your regular wet/dry garbage in separate spots. No construction materials permitted.
  • The 2015 Annual Sandpiper Festival will be held July 24, 25, and 26, 2 014. We welcome all visitors, past residents; and of course, the semi-palmated sandpipers. A schedule of events will be posted later in 2015.
  • The "2014 People's Choice Photo Exhibit & Contest" will be held July 25, 26, 27, 2014 during the Annual Sandpiper Festival. The entry form and information are here. For the photo of the 2013 finalists click here.
  • The Village of Dorchester February 2013 issue issue (5.5 mb pdf)is here.
  • Sandpiper Festival 2008 Photos .
  • Pay your Water and Sewer bill online

The woods at Johnson's Mills

Mayor's Message

Welcome to the historic Village of Dorchester!

Located on the Tintamarre/Tantramar scenic loop between Sackville and Memramcook, Dorchester overlooks Shepody Bay and some of the most breathtaking scenery in New Brunswick. Our close proximity to the City of Moncton allows us to enjoy the pleasures of rural living, with only a short commute to shopping and work.

Unveiling the Sandpiper

The Village is home to the "World's Largest Sandpiper" and the annual Sandpiper Festival. Each year, between mid-July and mid-September, more than 80% of the world's Semipalmated Sandpipers flock to the shores of Johnson's Mills, just minutes from the Village center. Ranging in groups of 10 to flocks of 125,000, these tiny birds perform aerial displays that attract visitors from around the world.

Come spend some time with us. Explore our heritage, our nature and a host of attractions. You may find that, like our birds, after you've visited once you're bound to return again!

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