Stand out in the Acadian Peninsula
The sea and the sights in the Acadian Peninsula await you.
The Acadian Peninsula is surrounded by stunning views of the water, with the Chaleur Bay (known as one of the most beautiful bays in the world) on one side, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the other. You are bound to enjoy fresh seafood and beautiful scenery year-round, and the cities of Tracadie-Sheila, Caraquet, Shippagan and Lameque are always offering hospitality and things to do during your stay.
Wintertime adventurers can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling trails, snowshoeing trails and tobogganing. You can also catch the thrills and chills of Tracadie-Sheila’s Polar Bear swim, along with Tracadie-Shield’s other frosty events such as a pond hockey tournament and a fantastical ice carnival.
During the warm months, The Acadian Peninsula does not disappoint. Make sure to visit the Acadian Costal Drive, known for its warm beaches and rock-strewn coast. You might just catch a glimpse of the sea star, a creature that serves as a symbol of Acadian culture.
Visit the Village Historique Acadien to learn more about Acadian history from 1770-1949. Watch as the past is brought to life through historic buildings, captivating storytellers and a bustling Village. Swing by the Miscou Lighthouse, which has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth by the American Travel Writers association. The lighthouse is the only National historical site in the Acadian Peninsula, and standing in the area you can enjoy a beautiful view of Chaleur Bay. Explore Miscou Island and enjoy a walk on one of the many surrounding boardwalks, or bask in the warmth of its beautiful sandy beaches.
Beaches are plentiful in the Acadian Peninsula, along with bike trails, museums, delicious restaurants, watersports and art galleries. There is just so much to see and do, you are bound to find something that will please every member of your family.
To plan your visit to the Acadian Peninsula, visit peninsuleacadienne.ca.