DescriptionEstablished in 1758 as Capital de l'Acadie, Caraquet is the oldest French settlement in northern New Brunswick. A monument just west of town honors the area's first Acadian arrivals, who were expelled by the British in 1755. The Shrine of Sainte Anne du Bocage stands where many of these settlers are buried.
This picturesque and culturally vibrant community is headquarters for a huge fishing fleet. The Blessing of the Fleet is one of the popular events that take place during the Festival acadien de Caraquet the first half of August. This cultural festival draws thousands of attendees who come to see performances by more than 200 Acadian musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers.
Visitor InfoLa Chambre de commerce du Grand Caraquet 1-39 Boulevard St. Pierre W. CARAQUET, NB E1W 1B6. Phone:(506)727-2931
Things to SeeAcadian Historical Village (Village Historique Acadien)