Generally moderate, the climate varies from mild to hot in the summer
and in winter from moderate to very cold. Average summer rain fall is
85mm (3.3") per month. Average summer temperature is 23°C (73°F).
Average winter temperature is -5°C (23°F).
Visitors from outside Canada can exchange their currency for Canadian
currency at local banks. Exchange rates are available at most local retailers. (US $)
Industry / Major Employers
The forest and agriculture industries are the largest employers in the area.
Acadian Timber and Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. are the largest companies. Many local
contractors provide the supporting trucking, equipment and labor required.
Potato farming is the largest sector in the agriculture industry supplemented
by grain, dairy and livestock The Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments
all have a presence as well.
The Victoria Star is the local newspaper, and the Telegraph Journal is
the provincial morning newspaper.
Village: 1221 Greater Tobique Valley Region: 5,800
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most goods and services.
Plaster Rock is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is
one hour later then the Eastern Standard Time. Plaster Rock also
participates in daylight saving time, which means that on the first
Sunday of April of every year the clock goes ahead an hour until the
last Sunday in October when the clock goes back an hour.
Plaster Rock is home to some of the friendliest people and finest
volunteers you will ever meet. Down home hospitality is at a premium.
English is the primary language spoken, however, bilingual services in
New Brunswick’s both official languages (English / French) is available.
Plaster Rock is home to Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools
within the NB Dept. of Education (public schools). A Christian
School is also located in the Village.
Plaster Rock is home to the Tobique Valley Community Health Center. This multi-disciplinary health care facility’s staff and physicians focus on chronic disease management and helping residents improve their overall health and wellness.
The community health center’s services include a Mon - Fri 8:00 - 8:00 walk-in clinic with nursing staff; evening walk-in clinics with physician and nurse practitioner coverage; blood work; x-ray and lab services; outpatient addictions counseling; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; social work; nutrition counseling; speech language pathology; ECG / holter monitoring / bold pressure and respiratory therapy.
Free Will Baptist Church
Pentecostal Church – Family Worship Center
Plaster Rock is served by the Plaster Rock Public Library located at Tobique Valley High School. A wide range of personal interest and educational resources are available. Regular displays of historical and local interest take place at the Library.
The Florenceville Veterinary Clinic provides satellite service in Plaster Rock. Call 506-392-8377 for details and appointments.