Riverview is a town in Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Riverview is located on the south side of the Petitcodiac River, across from the larger cities of Moncton and Dieppe. Take a look below for 19 fun and amazing facts about Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada.
1. Riverview has an area of 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi), and a population density of 564.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,462/sq mi).
2. Riverview’s slogan is “A Great Place To Grow”.
3. With a population of 19,667 in 2016, Riverview is the fifth largest municipality in New Brunswick, having a larger population than the cities of Edmundston, Bathurst, Campbellton, and Miramichi, despite its designation of “town”.
4. Riverview first became a permanent settlement when settlers from Yorkshire, England, settled there in 1733.
5. The Town of Riverview was formed on July 9, 1973 with the amalgamation of the three villages of Bridgedale, Gunningsville and Riverview Heights.
6. Harold Findlay became the first mayor and seven councillors were elected at-large to serve a population of 14,177.
7. Since that time, Riverview has grown to include almost 19,130 represented by four ward councillors and three councillors-at-large.
8. Riverview’s linguistic majority is English, with 90.6% speaking English as a first language and only 7.8% speaking French as a first language.
9. The adjacent cities of Moncton and Dieppe are about 32% and 73% Francophone respectively and have benefited from an ongoing rural depopulation of the Acadian Peninsula and areas in northern and eastern New Brunswick.
10. About 27% of the town population is bilingual and understands both English and French.
11. The town is served by Ambulance New Brunswick, Riverview Fire & Rescue, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
12. Hospital services are located in Moncton, New Brunswick.
13. Riverview Sunfest is an annual festival of events to celebrate the incorporation of Riverview as a town and Canada Day.
14. Caseley Park is a large park in front of town hall named after former mayor of Riverview, Ralph Caseley. The park includes a monument of a Centurion Tank and a monument to the victims of the Polytechnique massacre.
15. Riverfront Park is a park by the Petitcodiac River Causeway featuring an outdoor workout centre often referred to as the “Green Gym”.
16. Mill Creek Nature Park is a 217 ha nature park with a network of formal and informal trails.
17. The town is home to one of seven Nav Canada Area Control Centres, serving Air Traffic over New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and eastern Quebec. The Centre controls all air traffic between Europe and Eastern Canada. This centre monitors over 430,000 flights a year, 80% of which are either entering or leaving North American airspace.
18. There are currently seven schools in Riverview, including one high school, one middle school, and five elementary schools.
19. In December 2011, it was officially announced that a new K-8 school would be constructed in East Riverview that is expected to open for the 2013 school year.