In the summer months of June, July and August as thousands of vacationers, mostly from neighbouring Québec, come to Tracadia and Sheila for the sea and hospitality.
The area in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick is home to a number of sandy beaches. Val-Comeau is the most popular beach and protected as a Provincial Park. The beaches can usually be enjoyed from June until September, the water being too cold before and after that period.
Signage is in French, as most inhabitants of the Acadian Peninsula, where the town is located, are predominantly french speaking. Tracadie and Sheila are separate communities, whose municipal governments were merged in 1991. Tracadie is significantly larger than Sheila, and the area is often still referred to simply as "Tracadie".
The exhibition about the Tracadie Lazaret shows the unique heritage of our town and of the Acadian Peninsula.