The Magnificent Acadian Peninsula
Whether it is your first time visiting the Acadian Peninsula or not, you will never get enough of this tiny paradise on the edge of New Brunswick. This sentimental haven embraced by the Gulf of St. Lawrence is simply home. Discover and rediscover the warm hospitality of its people, beautiful traditions, wonderful destinations, and rich histories.
The name Acadia is taken from the first inhabitants of the place and now the large Acadian population serves as a host to thousands of tourists, year in and year out. The Acadian Peninsula is facing the sea with the Baie-des-Chaleurs, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and on the other side is the incredibly diverse estuary and marine ecosystem of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Thus, it is a perfect place to explore breathtaking beaches and experiment with diverse and exotic kinds of seafood.
The Acadian Peninsula offers lots of options for an active or relaxing vacation. If you want to have fun, there are a multitude of activities and events that you can choose from depending on the time of the year. However, if you just want to relax and chill, the Acadian coast is a dreamy place to enjoy the golden sand and lazily bask in the sun. The most ideal time of the year to visit the Acadian Peninsula is during the summer when festivals, shows, and attractions are at their peak. But if you are a winter lover, there are winter recreations that you can take advantage of such as cross-country ski trails, snowshoe hikes, and even a cold night beside the fireplace is a time to celebrate.
What draws people to the Acadian Peninsula is not only its beautiful coasts but the feeling of being in the place. That is why it is known as the joie de vivre, a French phrase that expresses exuberant enjoyment of life.