Welcome to Rothesay

You will find Rothesay just east of Saint John, along Route 100, on the majestic Kennebecasis River.

Rothesay is truly a “community of communities” and a suburban retreat that has something for all ages.  Our residents and visitors enjoy beautiful green spaces, beach sites, wharves, hiking trails and many playground areas for children.  The commercial district offers boutique and brand name shopping, family restaurants and independently owned community businesses, including three micro-breweries (for the more adventurous!)

Rothesay is proud of its heritage (some structures pre-date Confederation) and modern amenities.  The Rothesay Common was voted as the “2016” People’s Choice Public Space” in the Great Places in Canada contest and is an all-season facility – enjoy a stroll or shoot some hoops in the warmer months or take in a skate during the winter on the artificial ice surface.  Visit the Renforth Rotary Park to take in one of the largest ice fishing villages in New Brunswick or stop by for a swim in the warmer months – early risers can sometimes catch the local rowing club practicing at sunrise. And the sunset views from East Riverside-Kingshurst Park are truly spectacular!

Rothesay is home to several family oriented events on the Rothesay Common including weekly Summer Concert Series, Canada Day Celebrations, KV Music Fest, Fundy Winterfest and our popular Glow in the Dark Skate.

Our motto “Quinque Iuncta in Uno” (Five United in One) represents the strength and unity of our Town and the five founding communities.

Come see what Rothesay has to offer!

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Update Regarding 2021 Canada Day Celebration in Rothesay

June 24, 2021   The town of Rothesay mourns the discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools in Canada. Rothesay has decided to cancel all Canada Day celebrations. With sad acknowledgement of the discovery of 751 buried children at a former residential school in Saskatchewan, this year Rothesay encourages residents to take a moment…Read more >

Rothesay Council enacted Rothesay Municipal Plan By-law 1-20

PUBLIC NOTICE: KV Comex Schedule & Route Changes as of July 5, 2021

Mayor Dr. Nancy Grant with a post Council Meeting update from the April 12th, 2021 meeting.

Risk of ice movement for the next 48 hours

Spring Clean Up Weeks 2021

Mayor Dr. Nancy Grant with a post Council Meeting update from the March 8th 2021 meeting.

Removal dates for ice-fishing shelters announced

Rothesay Council has passed a resolution in support of the 2021 Census

Public Hearing Notice: Rothesay Municipal Plan 2020-2030

Mayor Dr. Nancy Grant’s Year in Review & Season’s Greetings

Christmas Tree Drop Off 2021

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Kennebecasis Valley Cancelled



Public Health Guidance – Fall Activities

Fall Clean-Up Week: November 9th-13th, 2020

Service New Brunswick (SNB) is separating your property assessment and tax notice (bill)

Congratulations to the 2020 Through the Lens Photo Contest Winner!

Rothesay is pleased to announce that the 2020 Municipal Plan is entering its final public review stage.

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