Family. Quiet. Newer.
Though the Irving Oil Refinery is one of the most obvious physical features of this neighbourhood, it’s the family-friendly vibe of the community that most defines the area. Here, peaceful subdivisions of winding suburban streets are perfect for kids to bike around and play in. With an elementary school, middle school, and high school, many kids grow up here.
Now a largely suburban community, a lot of this neighbourhood was once considered cottage country. One of the newer communities in Saint John, the single family detached homes were built mostly between the 60s to 80s and up to today.
Fans of hiking are rewarded in this community. Silver Falls—a 70-foot drop in the Little River—is found at the entrance to Champlain Heights, and it's easily accessed by a trail off the Loch Lomond Road.
Champlain Heights was a project of the Sherwood Real Estate Company, who in 1955 built 36 homes on former farmland south of Loch Lomond Road. The following year, 81 homes were built to complete the first half of the subdivision, and led to the construction of Champlain Heights School.
The boundaries and data used to define the neighbourhoods in this section are supplied by Statistics Canada as Census Tracts and may not reflect exact local area names and boundaries. Every effort has been made to include as many local names as possible.