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Celebrating Acadie

Join in the celebration of Acadian culture at a few major festivals like Festival acadien in Caraquet, and Acadie Rock in Moncton. If you're here on August 15, be sure to participate in National Acadian Day festivities in communities all over New Brunswick– especially the tintamarre, where the culture, colour, and joyful spirit of Acadie is celebrated most loudly!

Festival Acadien
bouchtouche dunes

An Acadian Road Trip in New Brunswick

From the North Shore to the Acadian Peninsula and the Acadia of the Southeast, the Acadian lifestyle is shaped by the sea. All along this route, you’re invited to enjoy a beach vacation enriched with culture and lively communities. 

Drinks at Atelier Tony in Dieppe, New Brunswick

Acadie in the City

Beyond its rich history, Acadie radiates creativity and innovation. Feel the pulse of contemporary Acadie in Moncton and Dieppe, the vibrant urban hub of today’s francophone community in New Brunswick.

Experiencing Acadie

Many museums and historic sites bring the Acadians’ remarkable 400-year history to life, while restaurants, music, arts, and other attractions provide a distinctively modern connection to the past.

Village historique acadien, near Caraquet, brings to life the ancestral customs and traditional trades of Acadians from 1770 to 1949. Learn from costumed, in-character interpreters as you explore more than 40 historic buildings.

Enjoy music, stories and food at Pays de la Sagouine, where entertaining performance art is based on the characters of a world-acclaimed play by New Brunswick Acadian author, Antonine Maillet. At night, the Akadi Lumina experience takes you on a forested path where lights and sounds reveal the magic of the Acadian spirit.

Standing as a proud symbol of contemporary Acadie's renaissance, Memramcook’s Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site features a sweeping exhibit on the odyssey of the Acadian people.

To sample a different flavour of Acadian lifestyle, travel into the hearty woods and farming lands of northwestern New Brunswick. Here, you’ll meet the Brayons, whose distinct accent, cuisine and way of life can be experienced throughout the legendary Republic of Madawaska.