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The name “Tide Head” was derived because the community is situated at the head of the tides of the Restigouche River and the Bay of Chaleur.

These high tides extend to Morrissey Rock, which is the western boundary of the Village.

The Village of Tide Head is known as the Fiddlehead Capital of the world.

In the springtime, this delicacy appears in abundance on the banks of the Restigouche River and its islands.

The rail line passes through the hillside at Morrissey Rock; this is the only tunnel on the railway system in the Maritimes.

Our village crest has a representation two distinctive attributes of the community: Morrissey Rock and the mighty Restigouche River.

A War Memorial stands in front of the Municipal Building in honor of those from the Village of Tide Head who gave their lives, and to recognize and keep alive the memory of the achievements and sacrifices they made in the defence of our freedom.