An Acadian Adventure
A trip to New Brunswick's Acadian coast captures the spirit of this Canadian French colony.
Grande-Anse's Catholic church—built of stone as a symbol that the Acadians were here to stay—overlooks Chaleur Bay.
Commercial fishing boats rest at anchor in Caraquet Harbor. Charter boats also offer recreational deep-sea fishing.
This couple in the Acadian Historic Village authentically replicates the style of vintage dress.
Home Sweet Home
This house in the coastal town of Anse-Bleue is a testament to local pride. A bright yellow star distinguishes the Acadian flag.
Hotel Paulin, which dates to 1891, has been owned and operated by the Paulin family since 1907. Luxurious rooms include modern amenities such as cable TV and free high-speed Internet access.
Translating roughly to "loud disturbance," the traditional Tintamarre parade becomes part history lesson and part celebration.
A nonworking reproduction of the 1914-vintage (and since destroyed) Grande-Anse Lighthouse serves as the tourist information center for the town of Grande-Anse.
The annual Tintamarre parade raises a ruckus every August 15 at the end of the two-week Acadian Festival in Caraquet. Bring your own noise-making device.
Rock of Ages
New Brunswick's rugged coast buffers the cozy town.