Discover the Acadie of Prince Edward Island!
Discover the very unique character of a community where French is the mother tongue of most of its 2,500 inhabitants. Meet the locals, proud of their cultural heritage and willing to share with you their joie de vivre and traditions through many cultural activities, festivals or events. Taste their authentic cuisine, enjoy a typical Acadian dish or some delightful freshly caught seafood. Let’s cast off!
Meet people proud of their heritage and proud to share their “joie de vivre” and traditions in many cultural activities, festivals and events. Taste Acadian cuisine and enjoy!
The region of Prince West retains its French and Irish ethnic influences. The Centre Acadien de Prince-Ouest is an ideal place for entertainment and French culture, and concerts at the Saint-Simon and Saint-Jude church showcase different artists from the region. Close to the Tignish Church, you can take the Confederation Trail to begin your bicycle tour of Prince Edward Island. Do you want to see a fishing village in action? You can visit the Tignish Run and the Judes Point Harbor Wharf to see lobster, crab, bluefin tuna, and others in season.
Miscouche & Summerside
Miscouche is home to the Acadian Museum where you can follow the odyssey of the Island’s Acadians from 1720 to today, and learn more about Acadian roots you may have.
Summerside is the second largest city on the island and has all the amenities you need. The boardwalk allows visitors to stroll along the sea, shop and dine by the ocean, go for a swim on the beach or take the time to explore one of the many museums and historical sites from the city.
Charlottetown is a prime example of a bustling seaside capital. The city has a historic presence, civic pride and many festive celebrations. Charlottetown has a network of hiking trails and waterfront walks, crafts and specialty shops, restaurants that serve local seafood and Island agricultural products, including renowned golf courses, and carriage rides that lead you through the narrow streets of the historic city. The Confederation Centre of the Arts offers an exciting summer program for all ages.
Rustico is a delightful summer destination. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of accommodations with many local activities for anyone who enjoys summer. The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, a national historic site, is definitely one of the sites to visit while visiting this picturesque region, as well as the Maison Doucet, which offers interpreters in historical costume.
In Rustico you are just minutes from the beaches of Cavendish and the house of Anne of Green Gables where you will find many lasting memories.
Kings County is surrounded by stunning marine views. Local businesses relish from the land and sea, helping to preserve the region’s rich fishing and agricultural traditions. The residents maintain a very comfortable rural lifestyle, which adds to the charm of the region.
Acadian Tourism Guide 2023
Welcome to Prince Edward Island this summer!
Make yourself at home and take advantage of your visit to spend some time within the Island’s Acadian regions and discover the history and culture of these resilient people. Take time to visit our shops, museums, historical sites and restaurants. Don’t miss your chance to experience our dinner-theaters, concerts and cultural offerings and to enjoy our outdoor experiences! Our Acadian and Francophone communities are waiting for you!
You are invited to consult the 2023 edition of the Acadian Tourism Guide which appears below. You can also download it to your devices by clicking on the “Download” button below. This guide contains a calendar highlighting many of the activities that are held in the Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island during the 2023 summer season.