Acadian Destinations

L’Acadie offers six (6) vacation destinations in Atlantic Canada where good times and great discoveries go hand in hand. Our unique and authentic experiences enable visitors to discover and experience Acadian culture through its cuisine, traditions, music, language and history.

Surround yourself with the exceptional natural environnement of Acadie, where the treasures found make for unforgettable vacations.

Destination: Acadian Peninsula and Chaleur Bay

Destination: Acadian Peninsula and Chaleur Bay

Miscou Island – Néguac – Bathurst – Petit-Rocher – Caraquet – Shippagan – Tracadie

The Acadian Peninsula and Chaleur Bay focuses on the discovery of the sea and the seashore, exceptional natural attractions (Miscou Island, Lamèque Island and sand dunes), golden sand beaches, cultural and historical sites (Village Historique Acadian – Aquarium and Marine Centre) and delicious local seafood. The spirit of Acadian celebration is ever present through its many Acadian gatherings and festivals. This destination offers a variety of warm and inviting accommodations.

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Destination : Cultural Coast of New Brunswick

Destination : Cultural Coast of New Brunswick

Memramcook – Shediac- Bouctouche – Moncton – Dieppe

This destination is known for its key attractions (Pays de la Sagouine, Shediac Bay Cruise), its “unique” natural environment (Bouctouche dunes, Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy), its beaches and Shediac’s “vacation” atmosphere. It has a wide range of accommodations, and nearby the hospitable cities of Dieppe and Moncton offer a multitude of complementary products and services.

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Destination : Evangeline Region - Prince Edward Island

Destination : Evangeline Region - Prince Edward Island

Mont Carmel – Cap-Egmont – Abram-Village – Rustico – Summerside

The Évangéline region offers a natural, ocean-sculpted environment and exceptionally bucolic scenery. This region’s built heritage is a vibrant tribute to its local Acadian population. The agricultural life of Island Acadians manifests itself through diverse cultural, historical and festive activities. The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico and the Bottle House offer a glimpse into the traditional and modern ingenuity of P.E.I. Acadians.

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Destination : Yarmouth and Acadian Shores

Destination : Yarmouth and Acadian Shores

Grand-Pré – Pointe-de-l’Église – Metaghan – Pubnico – Yarmouth

The Yarmouth and Acadia Shores destination is shaped by the sea and is known for its strong fishing industry, the region’s main economic activity. The ever-present Baie Sainte-Marie dominates the atmosphere of this magnificent region and partly explains the serenity of the local Acadians. The Acadians’ vibrant culture can be seen in the Argyle region, in the Village of Pubnico, in museums and interpretation centres, in the cuisine (fresh seafood), in festivals and in the work of local artists and craftspeople.

The Acadian Shores drive begins with a tour of Grand-Pré (the national historic site commemorating the Acadians’ mass deportation of 1755) and Port Royal (the first French settlement in Canada).

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Destination : Cape Breton's Acadie

Destination : Cape Breton's Acadie

Chéticamp – Isle Madame – Louisbourg

Cape Breton Island  borders the Atlantic Ocean and features the Cabot Trail, one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Nature is a big part of the life of Cape Breton Acadians. This region offers many ecotourism opportunities (whale excursions, Bras d’Or Lake and Skyline Trail). This destination has a vibrant cultural life, which can be seen in its artistic performances and traditions (Mi-carême and hooked rug-making).

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Destination : Acadie of the Land and of the Forest

Destination : Acadie of the Land and of the Forest

Edmundston – Grand-Sault – Témiscouata – Fort Kent – Van Buren

Nestled in the beautiful valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, the roots of Acadie extend to Quebec and the United States and reflect a mix of Acadian, Native American, Quebec and American culture.

The home of fiddleheads, trout and salmon, ployes (typical buckwheat pancakes in the region) and potatoes, this  farming community is the birth place of McCain Foods.

Visit the Botanical Garden of New Brunswick, discover the Falls and Gorge of Grand Falls, meet the local talent and have fun at the Brayonne Fair.

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