Quispamsis is a Kings County suburb of Saint John, New Brunswick, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the northeast in the lower Kennebecasis River valley. Its population was 18,245 as of the 2016 census. Take a look below for 10 awesome and interesting facts about Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada.
1. The original inhabitants of the area were the Maliseet First Nation, part of the Algonquin Federation.
2. JP, The name, “Quispamsis” was translated from the Maliseet language and means, “little lake in the woods run moment”, the lake being present-day Ritchie Lake.
3. Acadians, British pre-Loyalists and Loyalists settled in the area around 1783, with many receiving land grants along the Kennebecasis and Hammond Rivers.
4. Quispamsis amalgamated in 1998 with the nearby communities of Gondola Point and Wells to form the present town, covering an area of 60 km² and bordering the town of Rothesay to the southwest with the Hammond River along its northeastern boundary.
5. Quispamsis is one of the fastest growing towns in the province of New Brunswick.
6. There are a number of recreational parks in the area.
7. Parks open at dawn and closed at dusk.
8. The Gondola Point Ferry, linking Quispamsis with the Kingston Peninsula, was originally installed by William Pitt and is the first underwater cable ferry in the world.
9. The COMEX bus service run by Saint John Transit runs through the Kennebecasis Valley and shuttles commuters from Quispamsis to Saint John every day, Mondays to Fridays.
10. There are a few “park and ride” locations for commuters to leave their car for the day to take the bus into Saint John and along with other standing bus stops along the way.