Village of Hillsborough

Our quaint Village welcomes you to explore, eat, sleep, play & relax!


The Village of Hillsborough is located in southeastern New Brunswick, on the banks of the Petitcodiac River, approximately 30 kilometers south of the city of Moncton, close to Hopewell Rocks and Fundy National Park. We are situated on Route 114, which is a major tourist route to the Hopewell Rocks Park, Fundy National Park and the Fundy Scenic Drive.  We are proud to promote ourselves as the “Eastern Gateway to the Fundy Tidal Zone”.

Taking pride in our rural character, Hillsborough is a prime destination for the outdoor enthusiast.  Our marshes and wetlands offer excellent bird watching opportunities.  Trail systems throughout the wetlands and abandoned quarry properties provide residents and visitors a natural setting for a leisurely walk.  The young at heart can enjoy the challenge of a fast-paced mountain bike tour through diverse and picturesque trails.

Our Village is full of eastern hospitality and community pride. Hundreds of volunteers from the community make it possible to provide fire service, minor hockey and figure skating programs, annual festivals and celebrations and many other services that make the Village of Hillsborough one of the best communities to live in. Service clubs continue to volunteer their time to upgrade municipal facilities so that our residents have all the opportunities of the large urban areas.

There is much to do and see in Hillsborough—be sure to make this a long stop along your journey.

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2018 Winter Carnival




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Hank Braam Community Kiwanis Center, 47 Legion Street
Hillsborough Visitor Information Center, 2861 Main Street
Hillsborough Public Library, 2849 Main Street 

Schedule of Events

8:00 am – 10:00 am Buffet Breakfast at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center.
8:00 am – 3:30 pm Raffle Basket Draw for the Hillsborough Drop In. Tickets $2 or 3/$5. The draw will occur at 3:30 at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center.
8:00 am – 3:30 pm Raffle Basket Draw for Fundy Blades. Tickets $2 or 3/$5. The draw will occur at 3:30 at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Professional Chainsaw Carving Demonstration at the Kiwanis Ball Field.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Vintage Show & Shine featuring a collection of classic vintage snowmobiles at the Kiwanis Ball Field.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm Green’s Catering Food Truck will be at the Kiwanis Ball Field. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Deep Fried Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Poutine, Potato Bomber Egg Rolls with Bacon & Sour Cream, plus a Kids Special….and more!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Hot Winter Beverage made with peppermint, lemon, and honey at the Kiwanis Ball Field provided by Queens Farm.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Horse Drawn Wagon rides presented by Broadleaf Guest Ranch. Take an old-fashioned gallop down Steeves Street. Loading/unloading at the Visitor Information Center.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Face painting by local artist Jordan Babineau at the Visitor Information Center.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Geocaching Adventure! Collect your passport at the Visitor Information Center and return by 3:00 pm to collect your prize. This is brought to you by the Caledonia Regional High Student Council.
10 am – 10:30 am Outdoor Shinny Classic Hockey Game at the natural ice surface behind the Visitor Information Center. Young Guns (12 & under) vs Old Timers (55 & over). One 30 minute period. No time stop, no physical contact. Non-competitive. Helmets strongly recommended. Register with Hanna at 734-3733.
10:30 am Skating Races – See schedule below
11:00 am Bonfire & Family Skating at the pond behind the Visitor Information Center. Bring a camping chair and your marshmallow roasting supplies!
11:00 am Cross County Skiing Race – See schedule below
11:15 am Snowshoe Races – See Schedule below
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Snowman/Snow Sculpture Creation. For fun only. All ages welcome. On the field in the center of the walking trail behind the Visitor Information Center.
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Maple Syrup Taffy Sticks at the Kiwanis Ball Field provided by Briggs Maple.
1:00 pm Mayor’s Cake Cutting Ceremony at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ice Putting Competition (equipment provided by Hillsborough Golf Club) Ages 16 & under at the natural ice surface behind the Visitor Information Center. Followed by Adults 2 pm – 3 pm
1:15 pm & 2:30 pm Fundy Blades presents “Learn to Skate” Demonstrations at the natural ice surface behind the Visitor Information Center. Donations will be accepted to Fundy Blades Skating Club.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Winter Craft for children of all ages at the Hillsborough Public Library. Please register in advance by contacting Victoria at 734-3722. The library will otherwise be open on Feb 17 from 10 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 5 pm. Public washrooms available.
2:00 pm – 3 pm Ice Putting Competition (equipment provided by Hillsborough Golf Club) Ages 17 & over at the natural ice surface at the Visitor Information Center. Youth competition 1 pm – 2 pm.
3:00 pm – The Art of Fire & Survival Techniques Demonstration at the Hillsborough Kiwanis. Sixty-minute demonstration by hiking enthusiast Mark Hazen with Ocean Trail-Source For Adventure. You won’t want to miss this!
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Chili Cook-Off at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center. Vote for your favorite!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Music Entertainment by Unforeseen at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center

Skating Races
Three laps around the designated oval area
10:30 am Boys 6-12
10:50 am Young Men 13-19
11:10 am Male Adults 20-54
11:30 am Male Seniors 55 & over
11:50 am Girls 6-12
12:10 pm Young Women 13-19
12:30 pm Female Adults 20-54
12:50 pm Female Seniors 55 & over

Cross Country Skiing Races
One lap around walking trail behind the VIC
11:00 am Boys 6-12
11:30 am Young Men 13-19
12:00 pm Male Adults 20-54
12:30 pm Male Seniors 55 & over
1:00 pm Girls 6-12
1:30 pm Young Woman 13-19
2:00 pm Female Adults 20-54
2:30 pm Female Seniors 55 & over

Snowshoe Races
One lap around walking trail behind the VIC
11:15 am Boys 6-12
11:45 am Young Men 13-19
12:15 pm Male Adults 20-54
12:45 pm Male Seniors 55 & over
1:15 pm Girls 6-12
1:45 pm Young Woman 13-19
2:15 pm Female Adults 20-54
2:45 pm Female Seniors 55 & over

Warm up zones are located at the Kiwanis Center and the Visitor Information Center. Public washrooms also available at the Hillsborough Public Library.

Free hot chocolate, coffee, bottled water are available throughout the day at the Kiwanis Center and the Visitor Information Center from 10 am – 4 pm. The hot chocolate, coffee, and bottled water are provided by sponsors Tim Horton’s, Down East Coffee, and Riverview Sobeys (respectively).

Parking will be available at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center, Hillsborough Public Library/Village Office, and the parking lot on Steeves Street.

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Also sponsored by in-kind donations from:

The Good Guys Brew Shoppe
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park
Rainbow Seeds
Queens Farms
Golden Oldies Snowmobile Club
Downey Home Hardware
Global Pet Foods
165 Main Street Superstore
Fundy Farms
Sobeys Riverview
Kwik Kopy
Futura Signs
Olivers’s Bakery
Frenchy’s Mountain Road
Hillsborough Ford’s Pharmacy
Ivan’s Camera
Donan & Ben Milton and Family

Emergency Water Conservation

Due to the lack of rain, the Village’s water supply is extremely low.
To ensure the integrity of our water supply – it is imperative that water usage be kept to a minimum.
We ask that residents DO NOT:
Water lawns, fill pools, wash vehicles, or use water needlessly…
Please fix any water leaks immediately. We require the cooperation of ALL residents. This conservation notice will be in place long-term as it will take significant rainfall amounts to bring the system back to where it should be. It is always important to conserve; Please use your water wisely!

Employment Opportunities

There are no employment opportunities at this time. Thanks for checking!




Hillsborough Arena

The Hillsborough Arena is now OPEN for the 2018 Season!

Public Skating Schedule:
Monday 10 am – 11 am Preschool Skate (free)
Tuesday 10 am – 11 am Adult Skate ($2)
Thursday 10 am – 11 am Adult Skate ($2)
Friday 8 pm – 9 pm Public Skate ($2 or $5/family)
Saturday 2 pm – 3 pm & 8 pm – 9 pm Public Skate ($2 or $5/family)
Sunday 2:15 pm – 3: 15 pm Family Skate *Children must be accompanied by an adult during family skate.

There will be no Public and/or Family Skates during the following times:

Sunday, Feb. 11       2:15 – 3:15 pm
Friday, Feb. 16         8 – 9 pm
Saturday, Feb. 17    2 – 3 pm & 8 – 9 pm
Sunday, Feb. 18       2:15 – 3:15 pm

Arena will be closed on Monday, February 19th.

Saturday, March 17   2 – 3 pm &  8 -9 pm
Friday, March 30       8 -9 pm



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 13 – 5:00pm-6:30pm Shrive Tuesday Pancake Supper at the Hillsborough United Church, 2891 Main Street. On the menu: Pancakes, Sausages, Beans, Tea, Coffee & Cookies! A free-will offering will be taken. Everyone Welcome! Bring a friend!

Saturday, February 17 – 8 am – 10 am Buffet Breakfast at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Center. Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Hashbrowns, Pancakes, French Toast, Bologne, Homemade Baked Beans, Tea, Coffee & Juice. Adults $10, Kids 6+ $4

Saturday, February 17 – Albert County Winter Carnival – See Winter Carnival Post for the schedule of events.


Recent Minutes from Council Meetings


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Artisan Village

View of the Artisan Village shops from Route 114.


The Artisan Village is now closed for the season. Thank you for your support and we will reopen again in May 2018!

The Village of Hillsborough is pleased to host a unique Artisan’s Village, located at 2861 Main Street, next to our Visitor Information Center & playground. The Artisan Village featu68187_134_w15-1_c_mdres treasures, artwork and wares from local artisans and craftsmen. Look for our bright and colorful buildings when passing through the Village of Hillsborough – we have a lot to offer! Each building is unique so please stop by to check them out and find out about the area.

There is a parking lot on Steeves Street (next to the VIC) that has plenty of parking for RV’s & motorhomes.




Council Members

Meet your Council!

Mayor Barry Snider –


Deputy Mayor Jeff Jonah –


Councillor Kevin Berry –


Councillor Jeff Land –


Councillor Mark Marcoux –




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