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Pascal Lejeune
Acadian Bon Vivant

To get a real taste of Acadian culture, your best bet is to hang out with the locals, taste their food, have a drink with them, and listen to some live music. And it’s exactly that atmosphere that La Brôkerie Bistro Bar creates according to co-owner and musician Pascal Lejeune. “It’s like one big kitchen party. The door’s always open and no evening is ever the same.”

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“The recipe for a good time is a good beer, piano, guitar, mandolin, accordion, and a lot of people enjoying themselves with different kinds of music.”

An Invitation into Acadie

5 Tips to Getting a Real Taste of the Acadian Peninsula

Tips, Acadie, Tourism New Brunswick, Canada


Don’t be shy! Get out and mingle with the locals, grab a drink, and enjoy some live music from the stage of La Brôkerie. “We wanted a bar with a personality that’s a really welcoming place for people.”


Grab an APA – an Acadian Pale Ale – called Lady Chaga. It’s made by Fils du Roy Distillery for La Brôkerie using a mushroom found locally in the forest. Inspired by the British IPA style, it’s a hoppy, bitter beer with a nutty finish.

Tips, Acadie, Tourism New Brunswick, Canada

Tips, Acadie, Tourism New Brunswick, Canada


Want a hidden gem that’s a foodie’s dream? Then head to the Homard Mobile, a food truck where all the ingredients and seafood are sourced locally. One thing not to miss? “Lobster poutine – it’s a classic.”


If you just can’t get enough of fresh seafood (and we do mean fresh) then check out La Terrasse à Steve, where you dine right on the wharf where the boats dock to unload their daily catch. Plus, you might get to see Fred, Steve’s “pet” blue heron.

Tips, Acadie, Tourism New Brunswick, Canada

Tips, Acadie, Tourism New Brunswick, Canada


Join the biggest party of the year – the Festival Acadien. People converge in Caraquet by the thousands to enjoy concerts, parties, and of course, the famous Tintamarre noisemaking party to celebrate National Acadian Day on August 15th.