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Experience Acadian culture and explore the coastal landscape.
Learn the true meaning of joie de vivre.
Just follow the music up the coast to discover vibrant culture, warm hospitality and pristine saltwater beaches.
This road trip will have you learning about Acadian history, tasting local cuisine and celebrating the culture with hands-on experiences. A beautiful beachside setting completes this sensory journey.
Known as The Cradle of Acadie, Memramcook is a mix of historical significance and exceptional scenery. Learn about the Acadian people from Deportation to present.
Historical building (1896) commemorating Father Camille Lefebvre. Exhibit on the Acadian Odyssey. Guided tours, gift shop, and theatre. Open year-round.
Historic orchard producing juices, ciders and award-winning wines. Year-round market and café on-site. Seasonal tours available. Spring blossoms day, u-pick, snowshoeing and more.
Star-shaped fort built in 1751, tells the story of the tug of war for supremacy in Acadia.
Museum featuring a thematic exhibition outlining history in the Memramcook area. An ideal starting point for the Heritage Ecomuseum of Memramcook historical itinerary.
With a diverse cultural community and prime geographic location, these twin cities offer a look into New Brunswick’s bilingual identity, just a short drive from the Acadian coast.
Founded in 1886, a collection of over 42,000 artifacts related to the Acadians from southeastern New Brunswick and elsewhere in North America.
The theatre is the centre of the region’s performing arts, including drama, music, dance and comedy – in both English and French.
Chef Pierre prepares fresh smelts in a Spanish way. Try them brined and marinated like anchovies, adding just a few ingredients to let their flavour shine.
What’s so magnetic about Magnetic Hill? Discover what makes this famed New Brunswick attraction such a draw.
Cracking open a juicy lobster is just the beginning of your stay on this stretch of coast. Tours on land and sea give you a look into the local culture.
Interpretation panels, photographs, equipment and activities depicting the history and evolution of the smoked-herring industry, a traditional and major industry in the Cap-Pelé area.
Learn all about lobster fishing from a local, then indulge in a mouth-watering lobster feast aboard the roomy Ambassador.
Tour a small village-museum of six buildings, including a house, a chapel, a school and a barn, with over 3,000 artefacts from the pioneer days.
Watch as Acadian artisan Marcia Poirier carves the unremarkable Quahog clam shell into magnificent wearable art. Excellent gifts and souvenirs.
Jutting into the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this lively region is filled with coastal charm and cultural significance. Discover the heart of L’Acadie.
PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PLACE
Experience l'Acadie! Authentic historical site, showing the lives of Acadians of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.
The biggest celebration of Acadian culture of the year for the past 55 years! Spectacular programming celebrating the heritage and vitality of Acadian culture.
Acadie’s first distillery produces high-quality and affordable spirits, including whiskies, gins and even absinthe, with unique and new flavours that appeal to all tastes.
Atlantic Canada’s largest public aquarium. Discover an astonishing variety of fish and invertebrate species, such as seals and blue lobsters.
If you’re looking for the road less travelled, you’re on the right path. Windswept beaches, a heritage lighthouse and nature paths beckon to be explored.
Follow the map and discover the people, beaches, lighthouses, seafood and other hidden treasures of two charming Acadian Isles, Lamèque and Miscou.
Features the Acadian Peninsula’s flora and wildlife. Interpretation centre, footbridge, observation tower, interpretive trail including an arboretum. Guided nature tours.
The oldest Baroque music festival in Canada, devoted to the period between 1600 and 1760, respecting the aesthetics of the Baroque era.
Singer, poet, actress and storyteller Sandra Le Couteur talks about the inspiration she gets from her beloved Miscou Island and shares tips on how to experience this special place.
Part of every road trip is exploring along the way. Each route offers something different, but these are some things to keep an eye out for in the area.
Château-style hotel, centrally located on Petitcodiac River across from Champlain Place. Upscale accommodations, suites available. CAA/AAA.
Two bedrooms, waterfront, daily boat shuttle to beaches, heated pool, hot tub, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, bikes, barbecues, campfires.
Downtown Shediac. Inn and restaurant overlooking Shediac Bay. A perfect vacation experience awaits. Best seafood experience in New Brunswick.
Friendly and quiet beachside campground perfect for nature lovers. Fully or partially-serviced sites and wilderness camping. Equipped trailers and fisherman’s cabins rentals on site.
The Acadian Joyride Road Trip
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