A life defined by the sea.
Dig into a spread of freshly-caught seafood; get out on the water; explore isles and seaside communities; dive into the richness of Acadian joie de vivre. On the Acadian Peninsula, culture adds a dash of flavour to your trip.
Situated in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, this Francophone region starts in Grande-Anse coming from the west, Neguac coming from the south, and includes the entire peninsula all the way to the tip of Miscou Island. It includes both seaside communities (Neguac, Tracadie, Shippagan, Caraquet, Grande-Anse), and inland (Paquetville) ones.
And for many, fishing is a way of life. More than 40 species of fish, mollusks, and crustaceans can be found in the waters, and seafood delights like lobster, clams, and scallops are plentiful. Get to know the region’s sea life at the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan. Hungry? From the ubiquitous lobster roll available for your road trip to the beach, to fine dining or family-style restaurants, seafood is always on the menu. And always, you will be welcomed with the warmth of Acadian culture.
While here, get even closer to the sea, and spend a night or more in a seaside cottage. Enjoy days lazily exploring the beach. And discover the Acadian Isles, both Lamèque—a quiet island with sandy beaches, and Miscou, a natural sanctuary of untouched, unspoiled, and uncommon beauty.