Beach - Shediac
This beach boasts miles of golden
sand, the warmest waters north of Virginia, ample parking and supervised
Beach - Cap-Pelé
Shares the same golden sand
and warm waters with a seasonal campground.
Beach - Cape Tormentine
A facility that also
features a large, well-appointed campground.
Beach - Kouchibouguac National Park
Protected by a
sandbar, this beach offers warm sand and excellent picnic areas, accessible by
a unique wooden boardwalk through cast coast marshland.
Centennial Beach Park
rather not venture too far, Centennial Beach is located in the centre of the
city, and features fine sand, change houses, canteen and lifeguards.
de la Sagoume - Bouctouche
Where the Acadians
celebrate! A real live village that welcomes visitors from far and wide to
experience the joie de vivre of Acadian country first-hand. Enjoy
story-telling, music, song, dance, drama and comedy all day and all night long.
There are bilingual services, transportation to and from the island available,
fine daily Acadian buffers, souvenir shops and much more. Open from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. plus night shows. For more information, call 1-800-561-9188.
Le Pays de la
Saint-Henri Church (Baraehois on Route
This is the oldest surviving wooden place of worship
in Acadia. Built between 1822-26, St. Henri has been reverently restored by
local craftsmen and houses an interesting collection of religious artifacts.
County Museum (3 km/2 mi) east of Bouctouche on Route
Built in 1880 as the Convent of the Immaculate
Conception by the Sisters of Charity, the museum pays tribute to the skills of
the early Acadian carpenters. There's free parking, displays of antiques and
handcrafts, an art gallery and gift shop. Guided tours available.
Kouchihouguac National Park (An hour from Moncton on
The Park is open year-round, with 60 km (37
miles) of hiking and biking trails, canoeing, two campgrounds and picnic sites
throughout the park. Kellys Beach and Callander Beach are also located in the
park. Interpretation programs available; inquire at the Information Centre or
call (506) 876-2443.
Kouchibouguac National Park
Park (30 minutes from Moncton on Route #114)
Massive columns of rock, wearing wigs of gnarled evergreens, stand on absurdly
narrow stems of stone. Carved by the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy these
natural sculptures are nicknamed the "flower pot rocks." During low tide,
visitors can pick their way down to the beach and explore rocky columns, casts
and crevices. At high tide, the Bay rises to fill the eaves and turns the
"flower pots" into rocky islands! The best time to visit the park is three
hours before until three hours after low tide.
County Museum (Route 114 at Hopewell Cape)
Abert County Museum reflects the history of this beautiful seaside country.
Every item in the museum comes from the homes, farms, shipyards and early
stores of the country - but mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Set in a
serene seascape, the museum buildings are themselves artifacts, consisting of a
gaol, court house and forge all dating from 1845, and host to the haunting
stories of those days.
& Hillshorough Railroad (On Route 114 in the village of
Here's your chance to take a ride on an
antique train and View one of the best collections of railroad artifacts and
equipment in Atlantic Canada. Open daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For
information, or to arrange charters, telephone (506)734-3195 or
A little more than an hour's drive
from Moncton on Route 114 Two hundred and six square kilometres (80 square
miles) of rugged coastline, lush forests, abundant wildlife and haunting beauty
make up Fundy National Park. Activities include swimming in a heated,
salt-water pool, golf; lawn-bowling, boating, fishing and hiking. Fundy also
offers superb bird watching opportunities. Accommodations include four
campgrounds, and house keeping chalets. For information and interpretation
programs, inquire at the Park's visitor Centre or call (506)
Odyssey - Memramcook
This National Historic Site
exhibits the history and culture of the Acadian people for the past 200 years.
Original works by contemporary artists and craftsmen are also on
Via Route 106, approximately 30 minutes from
Moncton Built in 1813 by Yorkshire-born stonemason John Kéillor, this
beautifully restored regency home now houses the Westmorland Country Museum.
Artifacts range from antiques to a fascinating display of weapons and
implements made by inmates of the nearby Federal Maximum Security
Beauséjour (An hour's drive from Moncton via Routes #2 and
The star-shaped Fort Beauséjour National
Historic Site was built by the French in 1751 and was captured by English
troops in 1755. The battle proved to be a portentous conquest in the Seven
Years War that saw the fall of Quebec and the end of French colonial hopes. The
defeat of Fort Beauséjour also led to the tragic expulsion of the
Acadians in 1755. One of the few Canadian fortifications at which fighting