UPDATE:  September 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. online Municipal Plan (virtual) Presentation
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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!

Community Calendar

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Message from the Mayor

As we reach the end of another summer, I am reflecting on what a very different sort of summer it has been; this” COVID summer” of 2020.

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

Organic Waste Pick-Up: All items must be placed curbside by 7:00am on Monday regardless of your scheduled pick-up day. This clean-up will be for the collection of leaves and yard waste for composting. Residents are encouraged to compost these materials on their own property for use in landscaping and gardening but if this is not appropriate…Read more >

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.

Canada Day 2020 Virtual Celebration

Covid-19, Social Distancing & Municipal Properties

Rothesay Council statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter rally in Saint John, NB

ROTHESAY TOWN HALL – Business Operations

The City wants residents of Rothesay and the other surrounding communities to pay a tax for being its neighbour!

Message of Condolence


Spring Clean Up Weeks 2020

Mayor Dr. Nancy Grant with a Municipal Video Update in week 4 of the Covid-19 crisis.

Mayor Dr. Nancy Grant discusses Municipal Operations during the Covid-19 pandemic


News Release – New Brunswick State of emergency declared in response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Response – Rothesay

Reminder to Residents of Rothesay on Municipal Wastewater System

ROTHESAY HIVE to Close Temporarily in Light of COVID-19

Mayor GRANT and MP Wayne Long are pleased to celebrate 2020 International Women’s Day

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