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The southeastern corner of New Brunswick is a perfect place for vacation-seekers, and just keeps getting better. With a sandy coastline that stretches from Kouchibouguac to Cap-Pelé and all the way down to Murray Beach, come make memories that last all year round.

 

 

Kouchibouguac National Park sits near the northern edge of the area, an oasis of conservation that shelters lush, mixed forests, salt marshes, seemingly endless stretches of sandy beach and golden dunes that welcome the morning and evening sun. This year-round destination offers interpretation exhibits showcasing Acadian and Mi’gmaw cultures and host visitors to picnic, camp, or just enjoy the amenities. Well known for its network of cycling trails, you’ll surely want to bring your bike with you for some easy coastal riding.

 

The Bog Trail lookout at Kouchibouguac National Park
The Bog Trail lookout at Kouchibouguac National Park

 

Biking the extensive trail network at Kouchibouguac National Park. Photo by Parks Canada
Biking the extensive trail network at Kouchibouguac National Park. Photo by Parks Canada

 

To dive further into indigenous cultures, go to the Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq Cultural Centre where you will be taken on the popular Mi’kmaq Heritage Path Tour experience. Leave enriched by a deeper understanding and connection to the cultural teachings and ways of the Mi’gmaq.

 

 

As visitors continue their travels south, they will find Irving Eco-Centre: La dune de Bouctouche, a preserve developed to restore and protect one of the last large dunes on the northeastern North American coastline (12 kms, to be exact!). It offers a unique set of vistas for anyone inspired by the wonder of an ocean landscape. Stroll the 1-km boardwalk for expansive views of the protected shoreline and access to the beach.

 

The boardwalk at Irving Eco-Centre: La dune de Bouctouche
The boardwalk at Irving Eco-Centre: La dune de Bouctouche

 

If you’re on the lookout for sandy beaches, stop in at Parlee Beach or Aboiteau Beach to sink your feet in the sand and splash around in the Canada’s warmest saltwater.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fin de semaine, où est-tu? 😅 // Weekend, where you at? 😅#cappelé #aboiteau #nbtoujours #nbalways

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Finding a place to stay could not be easier – there’s camping, cottages, inns, motels, and even glamping throughout the area. A few stars to check out include Jardine’s Inn, Dune View Inn, L’Ancrage Bed & Breakfast and Cottages, Séjour Kouchibouguac Resort, Motel Chez Freda, The Liberty Village, and Creekside RnR.

 

 

And when you explore Southeast New Brunswick, you will have access to the bounty of the sea! The seafood is plentiful and fresh fruits and vegetables can be found in several farmer’s markets like that of Bouctouche or Shediac. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the local markets (Bouctouche and Upriver Country Market) for a delicious addition to your stay. Looking for something lively? Head to Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf, a local hotspot for restaurants and entertainment right on the coast.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A road trip along this winding coast offers great views, local restaurants, beaches, marinas... and even an Alpaca Farm! Must-visit attractions include entertainment at Pays de la Sagouine, boating with Phoca Tours, riding at Red Orchard Stables, and a moment of awe at Lavender at Ocean Breeze Farm, New Brunswick’s very first lavender farm.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bouchtouche is a town in Kent County, New Brunswick, approximately 40 km NE of Moncton. In 2016, the population was 2,361. Bouctouche was originally named Tjipogtotjg (pronounced Chebooktoosk), a Mi'kmaq word meaning "Great Little Harbour”. The region was next settled by Acadians in 1785. During the 19th century, the town also attracted immigrants from Ireland and Scotland. The town is famed for its sandy beaches and Acadian culture. . Bouctouche is quaint town rich in tourist attractions. La Dune de Bouctouche has hiking and cycling trails that’s part of New Brunswick Trail system. It is also one of the last great dunes in the northeastern part of North America. Irving Eco Centre is little conservation area dedicated to protecting the area’s natural resources and helps revitalize the town’s economy by supporting local projects. . Le Pays de la Sagouine is a entertainment and historic village based on Antonine Maillet’s award-winning book ‘La Sagouine’. The place is a re-enactment of the Acadian culture. The coloured cottages house music, dance, comedy and plays inspired by Maillet’s books. This village alone is said to attract 68,000 people per season, far exceeding the population of Bouchtouche. . If you want to visit Canada, let us know! Contact us at info@infiniteservices.ca . Photo: sagouine.com . #infiniteaccess #infiniteaccessimmigration #immigration #immigrationcanada #immigrationservices #immigrationconsultant #canadavisa #visa #visaservices #adventure #travel #newlife #life #canada #canadian #photography #newbrunswick #bouctouche #sagouine #sanddunes #movingnb #explorenb

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QUICK LINKS:

Entertainment
Pays de la Sagouine

Food and Drink
Phoca Tours
Richibucto River Wine Estate

History
Fort Beausejour-Fort-Cumberland National Historic Site
Kent Museum
Smokehouse Museum
Monument-Lefebvre

Outdoor Activities
Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq Cultural Centre with Gift Shop & Tours
Lavender at Ocean Breeze Farm
Red Orchard Stables
Irving Eco-Centre: La dune de Bouctouche
Aboiteau Beach
Sackville Waterfowl Park
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Viva Shediac

Accommodations
Creekside RnR
The Liberty Village
Motel Chez Freda
Séjour Kouchibouguac Resort
L’Ancrage Bed & Breakfast and Cottages
Dune View Inn
Jardine’s Inn

 

Vacation Packages

 

Get the most out of your travels in New Brunswick with vacation packages from the following operators:

KEFI TRAVEL
Shediac – 4 days, 3 nights

Swim in warmest saltwater in Canada, kayak the day away and feel the attraction of Magnetic Hill.
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AB CONNECT
Tidal Waves Family Package – 2 days

The rugged Bay of Fundy is packaged with the warm beaches of the French Acadian Coast! What is better than beaches, boats and lobster when coupled with the world's highest tides?
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Experiences and businesses listed below are ones we’ve verified as being open this season. We update this list regularly as new information comes in.

 

 


 

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