Quispamsis, (Little Lake) New Brunswick, is situated along the breathtaking Kennebecasis and Hammond River waterways. This picturesque suburban community is located in southwestern New Brunswick, 22 kilometres northeast of the City of Saint John. The short distance from the Fundy Fog belt and the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean permit warmer temperatures during spring and summer. Lush forests abound in the area giving a parklike, almost rural feel to many neighbourhoods, but with convenient access to amenities and recreation nearby.

Quispamsis is a progressive, vibrant community with many attractive residential opportunities for all types of family units. Geographically, the terrain mostly gently rolling terrain with high and low bank frontage along the waterways. Abundant recreational areas, quality schools, places of worship, retail and professional services are all within the Kennebecasis Valley. Quispamsis is also home to several music and theatre groups, markets and eateries. Many folk find it unnecessary to venture outside Quispamsis proper but Uptown Saint John and surrounding communities are just minutes away.

In 2017, MoneySense named Quispamsis the best place to live in Atlantic Canada. With a population nearing 20,000 residents, Quispamsis is the sixth-largest municipality in New Brunswick.


The original inhabitants were the proud Mi’kmaq First Nation, part of the great Algonquin Federation. The name “Quispamsis” was translated from the Maliseet language and means “little lake”, representing present-day Ritchie Lake. Acadian, British pre-Loyalists and Loyalists settled in the area around 1783, with many receiving land grants along the Kennebecasis and Hammond Rivers. In 1998, Quispamsis amalgamated with the former Village of Gondola Point and a portion of the area formerly known as Wells.

The future Quispamsis is a forward-thinking community where families enjoy a safe, friendly and active lifestyle surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment.

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