About Us

ARTIFACT #4MISSION STATEMENT –  The Atlantic Salmon Museum is the brainchild of the Central Miramichi Historical Society whose members, through their research and discussions with local residents, very quickly came to recognize the impact that the Atlantic salmon had – and continues to have – on the communities up and down the Miramichi River.  The desire to commemorate that influence – both on the history and on the economy of this area – and to ensure that future generations are taught to respect and preserve this vital species was realized when construction of the Salmon Museum began on May 8, 1982.

For over 30 years now, the Atlantic Salmon Museum has told the story not only of the Atlantic salmon but of the people with whom its life is closely intertwined.  Our Mission Statement, which has been developed over three decades, is as follows: 

 (a)  To collect, preserve, protect, record, research and interpret objects, photographs and documents relative to the Atlantic salmon as they pertain to the importance of this species to the rivers and to the people of New Brunswick and beyond.

(b)  To make these objects, photographs, and documents available to the public for both their education and enjoyment through the use of temporary and permanent exhibits that accurately recount the impact of the Atlantic salmon on the cultural and economic history of New Brunswick and beyond.

(c)  To utilize these artifacts as the cornerstone of various special events specifically designed to focus the public’s attention on the Atlantic salmon and, by so doing, to secure support for the Museum’s ongoing programs. 

MUSEUM SUPPORT –  The business of the Museum is overseen by a Board of Directors and carried out by its membership and a very dedicated group ARTIFACT #8of staff and community volunteers.   As a not-for-profit organization, we receive a number of grants from both the Province of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada as well as from such like-minded organizations as the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund.  While this funding is sincerely appreciated, we are always in need of additional monies with which to support our programs (such as the Come Play on Our River summer camp) and to expand our exhibits.  If you share our passion for the Atlantic salmon and would like to make a financial contribution, we would sincerely appreciate the gesture.  Maybe you would like to become a Museum member and be an active participant in our activities.  Or perhaps you have an object of some sort that you think might be appropriate for our collection.  If any of these scenarios appeal to you, please click here for further information.

WE’RE HERE.  Although we are a seasonal operation (June – September), arrangements can easily be made to tour the facility or to use our River Room during the winter / early spring months. For further information, please contact us at 506-365-7787 or at museum@nbnet.nb.ca 

 Atlantic Salmon Federation www.asf.ca
Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum www.woodmensmuseum.com
Country Haven Lodge and Cottages www.miramichifish.com
Mighty Miramichi www.mightymiramichi.com
Miramichi River Tourism Association  www.discovermiramichi.com
Miramichi Salmon Association www.miramichisalmon.ca
Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre www.salmoncentre.ca
Miramichi Fly Fishing School http://curtismiramichioutfitters.com/Fly_Fishing_Courses.html
New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund www.nbwtf.ca
Storeytown Cottages www.storeytowncottages.com
Pond’s Resort on the Miramichi www.pondsresort.com
The Ledges www.ledgesinn.com
W. Doak and Sons Ltd. www.wwdoak.com
Wilson’s Sporting Camps Ltd. www.wilsonscamps.nb.ca