The Acadian Coast

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  • 1. Acadian Festival

    This two-week celebration of Acadian culture is held in Caraquet during the first two weeks of August. In the Tintamarre, costumed participants parade noisily through...Read More

  • 2. Kouchibouguac National Park

    The word Kouchibouguac (Kou-she-boo-gwack) means "river of the long tides" in the Mi'Kmaq language, and this natural wilderness park consists of sandy beaches, dunes, bogs,...Read More

  • 3. Parlee Beach Provincial Park

    The warmest salt water in Canada and a 3-km (2-mile) stretch of glistening sand has earned Parlee Beach the title of the best beach in...Read More

  • 4. Acadian Historical Village

    More than 40 restored buildings here re-create Acadian communities between 1770 and 1949. There are modest homes, a church, a school, and a village shop,...Read More

  • 5. Aquarium NB

    This wonderful aquarium has a serious side and a fun side, with labs that are the backbone of marine research in the province and more...Read More

  • 6. Beaubears Island


    Formerly a thriving shipbuilding center, this is one of Miramichi's most interesting outdoor spots. Start at the museum-style interpretive center, with interactive audio-visual displays. A...Read More

  • 7. Fort Beauséjour–Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

    Military Sight

    Near the Nova Scotia border in Aulac and 12 km (7 miles) east of Sackville, the site holds the ruins of a star-shape fort that played a part...Read More

  • 8. Île Miscou (Miscou Island)

    Accessible by bridge from Île Lamèque, Miscou, on the northeastern tip of New Brunswick between the Bay of Chaleurs and the Gulf of St. Lawrence,...Read More

  • 9. Irving Eco-Centre: La Dune de Bouctouche

    The center preserves a superb example of a coastal ecosystem that protects the exceptionally fertile oyster beds in Bouctouche Bay, a salt marsh, and an...Read More

  • 10. Keillor House Museum

    This museum is composed of several buildings: Keillor House, an early Regency stone house built in 1813 that contains thousands of artifacts relating to mid-19th-century...Read More

  • 11. Le Pays de la Sagouine

    This Acadian culture theme park re-creates the world of La Sagouine, an old charwoman-philosopher created by celebrated Acadian author Antonine Maillet. It's a make-believe island...Read More

  • 12. Metepenagiag Heritage Park

    Two important First Nations archaeological sites, the Augustine Mound and Oxbow national historic sites, are at the heart of this park, "Where Spirits Live"—where the...Read More

  • 13. Monument Lefebvre National Historic Site

    Overlooking the marshes, fields, and birding sites of the lovely Memramcook Valley, this historic site commemorates the survival of the Acadians and celebrates the renaissance...Read More

  • 14. Owens Art Gallery

    The oldest art gallery in Canada, first opened to the public in 1895, is on the Mount Allison University campus. It houses nearly 4,000 works...Read More

  • 15. Plage de l'Aboiteau

    On the western end of Cap-Pelé, this fine, sandy Blue Flag beach slopes gently into the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait, so it's very...Read More

  • 16. Ritchie Wharf Park


    This waterside public park recalls the area's former shipbuilding industry. It has a nautical-theme playground complete with a "Splash Pad" that sprays water from below...Read More

  • 17. Sackville Waterfowl Park

    In the heart of the town, the park has more than 3½ km (2 miles) of boardwalk and trails through 55 acres of wetlands that...Read More

  • 18. Ste-Cécile Church

    Across a causeway from Shippagan is Île Lamèque and Ste-Cécile Church. Although the church is plain on the outside, every inch of its interior is...Read More

  • 19. The Olivier Soapery

    A working artisan soapery, Olivier includes a museum with a fascinating array of bathtime memorabilia, from old bars of soap and soap-making equipment to tubs...Read More

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