1. Indulge in Acadian Food
Meat pies, chicken fricot, fish cakes – we think the best way to get to know a place is to eat like the locals.
2. Unwind at the Beach
Looking to relax oceanside? You've come to the right place. Whether you choose the mosquito-less Inch Arran Park beach, the warmest salt water in Canada at Parlee Beach Provincial Park, the breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets over the mighty Northumberland Strait at Murray Beach Provincial Park, or one of the many in between, your only challenge will be having to choose.
3. Bask in the Colours
Life in Acadia happens in technicolour. Make sure your camera is ready for a delightful array of red, white, blue and gold.
4. Step Back in Time
The award-winning Village Historique Acadien lets you step into a the Acadian past while you accompany the interpreters as they go about their chores in a period setting and tend the fields and farmyards as the early Acadians once did.
5. Hunt for Treasures on the Acadian Islands
The isles of Lamèque and Miscou share fascinating tales of island life along with natural, cultural and historical treasures. Get your treasure map at a visitor information centre, online or in a local store, then venture out at your own pace.
6. Experience Joie de Vivre at Festival Acadien
Join thousands of festival-goers in Caraquet to celebrate all things Acadian. Cabaret shows, main-stage concerts and méchant partys (madcap parties) are just a taste of the festivities. And then it all wraps up with the Tintamarre, the largest (and loudest!) popular gathering in Acadie.
7. Meet the One and Only "Sagouine"
No visit to Acadie is complete without a stop at Le Pays de la Sagouine, a fictional island come to life as a living village in an enchanting natural setting where theatre, music, comedy and dance are featured daily with live performances.
8. Learn the History of Acadie
Visit the Monument-Lefebvre in Memramcook to truly understand the story of the Acadian people. Then visit the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton and discover one of the largest collections of Acadian artefacts in the world.
9. Meet an Acadian Fisherman
Trap a lobster (or two) or reel in a mackerel with the help of a real Acadian fisherman. Hear stories from the sea and then enjoy a delectable meal made from your very own catch.
10. Take a Village Tour
Spend the day strolling through picturesque Acadian villages. Some, like Cap-Pelé, have guided tours.