Douglas (2001 population: 2,369) is a Canadian suburban community in York County, New Brunswick.

Located on the east bank of the Saint John River, Douglas developed as a farming community but has witnessed two residential subdivisions developed in recent decades, largely for residents commuting to Fredericton.


Notable people

Canadian writer and Confederation Poet Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, who has been called the "father of Canadian literature," was born in Douglas on January 10, 1860.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Thomas Hodd, "Charles G.D. Roberts," New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia, STU.ca, Web, Apr. 17, 2011.

Coordinates: 46°13′8.3″N 66°48′41″W / 46.218972°N 66.81139°W / 46.218972; -66.81139 (Douglas)