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Living in Quispamsis

Learn more about the community and its people.

Our Vision

Quispamsis is proud to be a vibrant, active community surrounded by natural beauty, offering a quality of life driven by exceptional services, amenities, and programs.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that Quispamsis exists on the traditional Mi’kmaq (mic maq) and Maliseet First Nations land.  The first inhabitants of the area now known as Quispamsis were members of the Maliseet tribe known as the Etchemin. 

The lands of the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship and mutual respect between equal nations.

The name ‘Quispamsis’ was derived from the Maliseet word ‘Quispem Sis, meaning , ‘little lake’ in reference to today’s Ritchie Lake.  One of the Town’s main borders, the Kennebecasis River, derived its name from the Mi’kmaq word -  “Kenepekachichk, meaning, “little long bay place.”

We would like to take this moment to pay respect to the elders, past and present and the descendants of this land.


The Saint John Airport serves Quispamsis and the Saint John region for passenger, commercial and charter air travel. It is located just a few minutes from downtown Quispamsis when travelling by vehicle.

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