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Caraquet is a small (pop 4000) francophone village on the Acadian Coast of New Brunswick.


Caraquet is primarily a lobster fishing village and seaport on the Baie des Chaleurs, a warm bay which separates New Brunswick from Québec's Gaspé region. Tourists tend to arrive in number from Québec in July and early August, with crowds peaking during the August 15 Acadian "fête nationale". After the festival, the crowds leave and life in this tiny francophone corner of New Brunswick peacefully returns to normal.

Caraquet is home to the province's only French-language daily newspaper, the independent Acadie Nouvelle.

Get in[edit]

From Bathurst (New Brunswick), follow NB route 11 by motorcar.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Village Historique Acadien, 5, rue du Pont, Bertrand NB, +1 506 726-2600, toll-free: +1-877-721-2200, fax: +1 506 726-2601. Early June-mid Sept: daily 10AM-6PM. A pioneer village living museum reconstructing a francophone village of 1755-1855 with its people. Château Albert hotel with bar and restaurant on-site. $17.50. Village Historique Acadien on Wikipedia Village Historique Acadien (Q3558996) on Wikidata


  • Théâtre populaire d'Acadie. French-language professional summer theatre at the Boîte-Théâtre.


The Tintamarre on National Acadian Day
  • Festival Acadien, Caraquet. Annual festival culminating in Tintamarre, a boisterous and noisy costume party where revellers make themselves heard at 17:55 on August 15, the feast day of the Virgin Mary and de facto Acadian national holiday.





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Routes through Caraquet
Bathurst ← Jct NB 135.svg S  N NB 11.svg S  MiramichiShédiac

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