Bathurst is the seat of government of Gloucester County, New Brunswick, and is at the estuary of the Nepisiguit River.
Bathurst had been the location of the annual Mi’kmaq summer coastal community of Nepisiguit prior to European settlement.
Bathurst is situated at the southernmost part of Chaleur Bay on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary at the mouth of four rivers: the Nepisiguit River, the Middle River, Little River, and the Tetagouche River.
Bathurst is officially bilingual with French, Irish, Scottish and English heritage.
The Estimated Population of Bathurst is 11,897.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Bathurst was 38.4 °C on 18 July 2017. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −37.2 °C on 9 January 1887 and 19 January 1925.
The city of Bathurst is twinned with Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados & Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish.
Europeans first reached the shores of the Baie des Chaleurs when in 1534 it was named by Jacques Cartier.
Bathurst was incorporated as a city in 1966.
First called Nepisiguit, then St. Peters, Bathurst received its current name in 1826 after then-British colonial secretary, Henry Bathurst, third Earl of Bathurst.