Smokehouse Museum

  • Museum, Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick Canada
  • Museum, Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick Canada
  • Museum, Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick Canada
  • Museum, Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick Canada
Cap-Pelé is North America’s largest exporter of smoked herring, producing some of the most scrumptious bloaters on the continent. The Smokehouse Museum explains the evolution of the industry throughout history and its importance in the region. 

Located next to the Visitor Information Centre in Cap-Pelé, the museum demonstrates the unique skill developed by the people of Cap-Pelé from techniques learned from French and Aboriginal knowledge. Interpretive panels, photographs, old tools and equipment illustrates this traditional household activity used to preserve the family's food supply, which later became a major commercial activity. 

Today, there are about 20 smokehouses in the Cap-Pelé area that still dry and smoke herring exported on the international markets, mainly to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where the product is very popular.

2463 Acadie Rd.
Cap-Pelé
New Brunswick, Canada
E4N 1B5
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Tel:
506-577-2017
Off-season:
506-577-2030
Rates
Free
Payment Methods
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Dates
2015-06-05 - 2015-09-04
Hours of Operation

Daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.