Oromocto - New Brunswick
Oromocto is located on the west bank of the St. John River at the mouth of the Oromocto River, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Fredericton. The town’s name is derived from the name of the Oromocto River; “oromocto” is thought to have originated from the Maliseet word wel-a-mook-took which means “deep water”.
Oromocto was originally a ship building town in the 19th century, but went into decline after the industry closed. It remained a small hamlet until it was selected as the headquarters for a large military training area, in the early 1950s. The Gagetown Military Camp (Camp Gagetown) opened in 1955 as the largest military reservation in the Commonwealth of Nations at the time.
The town’s location in the Saint John River valley provides lush vegetation and an attractive waterfront on both rivers. A small park and marina occupy an area on the Oromocto River waterfront near the downtown. The nightlife attraction is Griffon’s Pub and Eatery. The town’s shopping mall features Pizza Delight, A&W, Tim Hortons as well as an Atlantic Superstore location. A business district in the area of Restigouche Road has become moderately successful, and the town features a small hospital, track and field facilities, and churches. The town is home to a distribution centre for Sobeys grocery stores, a funeral home, library and recreation centre. Where the town borders on CFB Gagetown there is also a Canex with a salon and barbershop, hockey/squash arenas, swimming pool, and a credit union, along with military vehicles and aircraft on outdoor display.
Other Useful Links
Quick Facts about Oromocto http://oromocto.ca/userimages/files/2012%20Profile.pdf
Public Library http://www1.gnb.ca/
Newspaper – http://www.local.ca/nb/oromocto/news/
Oromocto News http://www.topix.com/ca/oromocto-nb
Elementary & High School
New Brunswick Department of Education Anglophone East http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx
New Brunswick Department of Education District Scolaire Francophone Sud
Colleges & Universities
Maritime College of Forest Technology http://mcft.ca/en
New Brunswick college of Craft and Design http://www.nbccd.ca/en/home/default.aspx
Atlantic Business College Ltd. http://www.abc.nb.ca/
UNB College of Extended Learning http://www.unb.ca/cel/
University of New Brunswick http://www.unb.ca
New Brunswick Community College http://nbcc.ca
University of Fredericton http://www.ufred.ca/
To find a Family Physician
Patient Connect NB
Medical Centres & Clinics
Oromocto Public Hospital http://en.horizonnb.ca/home/facilities-and-services/facilities/oromocto-public-hospital.aspx