Socioeconomic profile

New Richmond is a progressive town with a well-known industrial, commercial and touristic vocation. It is the headquarters for a large number of regional enterprises and organizations that operate throughout the Gaspé and that can quickly and easily serve all of the Peninsula and northern New Brunswick.

Situated in Eastern Quebec in the Bay of Chaleurs on the south shore of the Gaspé Peninsula, 85 km from New Brunswick, the Town of New Richmond has a population base of 25 000 persons within a radius of 30 km from the Town. The commercial center of the region, it has close to 4 000 inhabitants who live in an exceptional environment where business and the great outdoors are in perfect harmony.

If Percé is recognized as the most popular tourist destination on the Gaspé, New Richmond has the reputation of being THE center of activities of the entire peninsula, with more than 250 places of business that generate revenues in excess of 500 million dollars.

New Richmond is vibrant. You will be surprized by the strengths and assets of our community!


New Richmond is situated :

  • 92 km from Campbellton (N.-B.)
  • 240 km from Gaspé
  • 242 km from la frontière américaine
  • 290 km from Rimouski
  • 549 km from Portland (É.-U.)
  • 565 km from Québec
  • 850 km from Montréal
  • 1 120 km from Boston (É.-U.)


  • National highways: 10 and 20
  • Main thoroughfares: 132 and 299


  • Bonaventure airport (38 Km)
  • Mont-Joli airport (250 Km)
  • Bathurst airport (N.-B.) (200 km)


  • Via Rail Canada

Coach bus

  • Orléans Express