Step into the spirit of Prince Edward Island’s vibrant Acadian French culture and heritage in the Evangeline Region. Whether you’re a music lover, history buff, culinary connoisseur or outdoors adventurer, there’s something here for everyone, so buckle up and bon voyage – you’re in for quite a ride.
Set the scene with a visit to the Acadian Museum, in Miscouche. Get a quick history lesson covering the almost 300-years of the Acadian’s French presence on the Island. Follow with a tour of the Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont, where more than 25,000 colourful recycled bottles are ingeniously cemented together to create a charming set of buildings.
In Abram-Village, take in a raucous kitchen party while experiencing the Acadian’s joie de vivre, featuring step-dancing accompanied by traditional fiddle and guitar music. There’s always a dinner theatre, festival, frolic or event featuring two Acadian staples: fiddles and vittles. From July to August you can experience authentic Acadian culture with daily toe-tapping music, great food and interesting inter-active activities at Village Musical Acadian.
Around the corner, Abram-Village Handcraft Co-op features distinctively Acadian crafts passed down from generation to generation. Expect to find knitted hats, mittens, sweaters, quilts, pottery, woodcarvings, paintings and other one-of-a-kind treasures made lovingly by skillful hands.
Before leaving the region, take in the endless sublime seascapes and sink your toes into the powdery-soft sand with the backdrop of an historic lighthouse.
Check out the Clammin N’ Jammin Fall Flavours activity that celebrates the Acadian traditions. Sit down and feast on fresh local bar clams, oysters and mussels, along with other scrumptious Acadian dishes.