Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - New Brunswick
Canada Travel Guide - New Brunswick

Caraquet

Situated on the shore of Chaleur Bay in the Acadian Peninsula, is the Canadian town of Caraquet in the province of New Brunswick.

The name Caraquet is derived from the Micmac term for meeting of two rivers. The Caraquet River and Riviere du Nord flow into the bay west of the town.

The town of approximately 2500 people, was first settled by a French trader and merchant called Giroux dit St. Jean. He settled in lower Caraquet after getting married to a Mi'kmaq woman.

The town still calls itself the unofficial capital of Acadie, and as such hosts the annual Acadian Festival each August.

With a fishing wharf and seaport, Caraquet's economy is primarily marine resource-based. The area features several beautiful beaches and other interesting tourist attractions, such as the Village Historique Acadien.

 

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Pope Museum

The Museum offers a permanent collection, as well as several traveling exhibits.

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The Village historique acadien

Located near Caraquet, the Village historique acadien, vividly depicts the life of Acadians between 1770 and 1939, becoming one of the province's main attractions.

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Musée Acadien

The Musée acadien, founded in the middle of the 1960s, has an important collection of documents collected from families of the region.

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Théâtre populaire d'Acadie

Founded in 1974, in Caraquet, the Théâtre populaire d'Acadie is the first French language touring professional theatre company in the Maritimes.

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