Acadian Culture

Discover Acadian Joie de Vivre

The Acadians’ love for life is infectious – come for a visit and you’ll find yourself welcomed with open arms into the festivals, gatherings, and homes of L’Acadie.

From the Acadian Peninsula to the Acadia of the Southeast, a drive along the scenic routes of New Brunswick’s Acadian coast will immerse you in vibrant communities and a rich cultural scene. Museums, historic sites and living-history villages bring the Acadians’ remarkable 400-year-history to life, while restaurants and galleries provide a distinctively modern connection to the past.

The Acadian lifestyle has been shaped by the sea, and a blissful backdrop of coastal islands, lighthouses and seaside cottages provides an idyllic setting for a beach vacation enriched with culture.

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

Immerse yourself in these communities and it won’t be long before you sense the pride and spirit of the Acadian people. We welcome you to share their story and experience their history.

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