Welcome to Hanwell

Welcome to the official web site of the Hanwell Rural Community, one of New Brunswick’s fastest growing communities!  We are located at 5 Nature Park Drive in Hanwell, in “Hanwell Place”, our Community Recreation Centre and Rural Community Office.  Thank you for visiting!

If you are new to our community, WELCOME! Please stop in between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, at 5 Nature Park Drive to pick up a Welcome Bag, filled with important information about our community along with a few goodies.

Hanwell was incorporated as a rural community on May 23, 2014, under Regulation 2014-30 of the Municipalities Act.  On January 1, 2023, Hanwell amalgamated with the community of Upper Kingsclear and a portion of Island View. The community boundaries cover an area of 248.9 square km in York County from the southern boundaries of the City of Fredericton to just beyond Yoho Lake. It encompasses Upper Kingsclear and a portion of Island View  Mazerolle Settlement Road on the west side and goes to Village of New Maryland and the New Maryland Local Service District on the eastern side. Hanwell is accessed from the Trans Canada Highway at exits 271 and 281 and Route 102.

Hanwell has a population of over 7000. There are more than 1600 families and 125 businesses. The Council of Hanwell strives to maintain a rural feel in the community, “Inspired by Nature”, while providing a high level of services to the residents by working closely with the Department of Environment and Local Government, Capital Regional Service Commission and contracting directly for some services.

If there is information that you are unable to find on this web site, please contact the rural community office.