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Moving to McAdam

McAdam is growing.

We’d love for you

to join us.

McAdam offers programs and activities for all ages! From grade school sports to programming for tots to senior clubs, our community’s location and culture is the ideal setting to get involved and explore!

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • ATVing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
Small town charm
  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • Welcoming
  • 1 hour to Fredericton
  • 45 minutes to St. Stephen
  • 1.5 hours to Saint John
  • Walking distance to Wauklahegan Lake
  • Minutes to the US Border
Community orientated
  • Raise a family
  • Retire in comfort

Warm & Welcoming

What Residents Are Saying

Since I moved to Canada 11 years ago, I have lived in many places across the country and McAdam has made me feel the most welcome. Friendships were forged from day one. Life here is never boring.

Claire Robinson

A wonderful place to live primarily because of the people. McAdam is located in a beautiful region, offering fantastic outdoor pursuits as well as several options of year round activities for all the family. It is also ideally situated offering unique benefits of being quiet and rural with its own great facilities whilst being in easy driving distance of several urban centres.

The warm and welcoming residents of the village are one of its top assets---they create a strong community bond. Everyone is always willing to work together. All of the great activities that are available happen because of the willingness of residents to volunteer and make it all happen.


Living in a small village has such perks as having your pharmacist offering to meet you 15 km from the Confederation Bridge on their way to PEI to deliver your prescriptions to save you from driving from Murray Beach Provincial Park to McAdam to pick them up. Living in McAdam gives you such a good feeling when friends plough your driveway and yard without being asked and wanting nothing in return for payment or going to the local grocery store and being able to say hello to everyone who comes in because you know them all. The great feeling of organizing an event like a Homecoming and having citizens open their homes to former citizens because we have no hotel, to all of the non-profit organizations doing meals for the extra 600-700 people who descended on our Village for four days. Living in McAdam and having so many people volunteer at the Station for the Christmas tour to decorate rooms, to take tickets, to serve cider, to prepare meals for the volunteers and the bus loads from out of town, and to man each room to offer explanations on the decorations.!

Stephanie Smith

I’ve lived in McAdam for the past 19 years and I love that the town is small, most people know you by name. You can be as social as you like, or as private as you want to be. The woods and lakes are at your doorstep to enjoy photography, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, canoeing, animal and bird watching, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing. Our little town is clean and tidy and visitors are always made to feel welcome at the local businesses.

Faye Curtis

I’ve been living here for only 3 years but I feel as though I’ve been here for a long time. McAdam is a quiet village, yet there is lots of things going on. There are always events happening at the churches, the Lion’s club, and the Train Station. It feels like home.

Peggy Barrio

McAdam is a small community where you can can walk pretty well everywhere. Housing is affordable, which is a great asset. There are a lot of activities to be involved in. The Village offers good recreation programs for all ages that allow people to connect---new, current and retired.

Peggy LaKing

I like McAdam because of how close everyone is to each other and that there are people in McAdam I can trust. McAdam also has a lot of things to do like the park, Warriors den, and more.

Ethan McIntyreGrade 8 Student

Relaxed & Laid Back

Frequently Asked Questions

What school will my child be attending?

For information on public schools contact Anglophone West School District at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455 or visit their website.

You can contact the local schools directly at:

  • Elementary (Grades K-5): 784-6808
  • High School (Grades 6-12): 784-6828

How can I access a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner?

If you are new to the community, please call the McAdam Health Centre at 784-6300 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to arrange for an appointment. The Health Centre has a primary healthcare team which includes a Nurse Practitioner and a physician.  Nursing services are available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.  McAdam Health Centre is located at 15 Saunders Road.

Where do I get my mail?

Contact Canada Post at 784-3186. The Post Office is located at 105 Saunders Road and is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Is there a Welcome Wagon in McAdam?

No, not officially. However, we do have a Welcoming Committee. Contact Gloria Adams at 784-2789 for information and a visit.

What do I do in the event of a fire?

Call 911. McAdam has a 25 man volunteer fire department and the fire station is located in the Village Office complex.

Please note that fire permits are required for all open fires on a year round basis. Permits are available at the Village Office at no cost and are good for 3 days.

Where can I refill my gas tank?

The Irving Gas Bar is located at 153 Harvey Road in the Mini-Mall and is open:

  • Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm
  • Saturday: 8am-9pm
  • Sunday: 9am-8pm

When is garbage and recycling picked up?

Garbage is picked up weekly on Thursdays between 8am and 4pm and there is a bag limit of 3 bags per household per week. You can purchase tags for additional bags at the Village Office at $2.00 per tag.

Recycling is every 4th Monday from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m and is located on West St.  (across from the sewer plant).

Where can I access home care services?

McAdam Outreach provides personal care, homemaking, Meals on Wheels, caregiver relief and companion services, life line, equipment and more. Located in Wauklehegan Manor at 15 Saunders Road. Contact: 784-6308 or

Who do I call in the event of a crime?

Call 911 for emergency situations or to report a crime in progress. The Village has an RCMP detachment located at 32 Harvey Road which can be contacted at 784-1205 for general enquiries. The office is open daily from 9-5pm

Does the town have bus or taxi services?

No, neither services are available. However, there is a monthly bus service to  Fredericton which runs on the fourth Thursday of the month.  The bus is also available for hire. Reservations [call 784-2293] are requested if you plan to use the service.

Where can I get a permit?

Building permit forms are available at the Village Office.  Completed forms must be paid for and submitted to:

  • Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission, 21 River Street, Suite A,  St. Stephen
  • Tel:  506-466-7369

What do I do in the event I need medical help?

The McAdam Health Centre is open Monday-Friday from 7am to 7pm. The centre is usually closed on all statutory holidays.

There are two hospitals located within 60 minutes of the Village:

  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton (452-5400)
  • Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen (465-4444)

In the event of a medical emergency contact Ambulance NB by calling 911. Ambulance NB maintains an ambulance locally within a guaranteed 22 minute response time. Our Fire Department has also been designated as ‘first-responders’ when the ambulance is out of town.

How do I contact my Local Council?

The Village’s elected officials make every effort to be available to residents. The Mayor and each of the 4 Councillors can be reached by calling the village office at 784-2293. Personal contact information on Councillor’s roles can be found here.

Does the community have home delivery of meals for shut-ins or seniors?

Yes, the Wauklehegan Manor provides meals for seniors/shut-ins. Call 784-6303 for further information.

We have pets. Are licenses required?

Yes. The Village Animal Control By-Law #49 requires that dogs be registered annually.

Licenses are available at the town office. At present, there is no requirement to register cats. A list of by-laws can be found here.

Who do I contact for information on government issues?

Your local MLA is Greg Thompson

  • Address: 49D King Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2C1
  • Phone:506-466-1449
  • e-mail:

Your MP is Karen Ludwig who represents the federal riding of NB Southwest.

  • Address: 49 King Street, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 1C1
  • Phone:506-466-3928
  • Fax: 506-466-2813
  • Ottawa phone: 613-995-5550
  • Ottawa fax: 613-995-5226
  • email:

Where do I obtain prescribed drugs and medicines?

The McAdam Pharma-Choice is located at 153 Harvey Road, Unit 4 and is open:

  • Monday-Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed

Who takes care of snow removal in winter?

Plowing of the Village streets is the responsibility of the Village, while the Province maintains the main street which is part of Provincial Highway 4. There is a ban on parking on the streets between 12:30 am and 5:30 am from Dec. 1 – March 31, [Village By-Law 20] and a ban on dumping snow on Village streets or Provincial Highway under Section 69, Clause 1(a) of the Provincial Highway Act. A fine of up to $2,500.00 may result.

Where can I register my vehicle?

Vehicles must be registered at the Service New Brunswick office located at 93 Milltown Blvd. in St. Stephen.

What is available to assist the elderly in the Village?

The Village has a seniors’ complex that provides apartments at subsidized rates for qualified applicants. Contact Maple Grove Apartment at 784-3295 or 470-6608.

Wauklehegan Manor is a 32 bed Nursing Home located at 11 Saunders Road, McAdam. Call 784-6303 for information.

How can I find out what's going on in the community?

The McAdam Lions’ New circulates free  on the first and third Thursday each month.  A community events calendar is also available here.