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Historic Heritage


Académie Sainte-Famille

The important work of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph in the field of education in New Brunswick is at the heart of the Académie Ste-Famille's reputation. 

The Sentier du Patrimoine

The Sentier du Patrimoine trail crosses an important part of the history of Tracadie. The route begins at the Académie Ste-Famille and lears to the cemetery of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph.

Lepers' cemetery

The heritage footpath leads us close to the river to the lepers’ cemetery where 59 tombs, 19 of which were young people under the age of 20.  In this special cemetery, one can find people of all ages and especially of different nationalities, namely Icelanders, Chinese, Russians, British, Acadians, one Scottish and one Assyrian.  

399, rue du Couvent, Tracadie-Sheila

Opening dates: June 12th to September 1st 2017 (off season visits are also available) 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

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Tel: 506-393-6709 (at the museum during summer)
Tel: 506-393-6366 (at the office off season)
Website: www.musee-tracadie.com
Le Musée historique de Tracadie

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Village Historique Acadien (VHA)


Come live Acadia! Discover the Acadian history from 1770-1949 through our captivating story tellers at the Village Historique Acadien, situated in Bertrand, near Caraquet. The 40 historical buildings illustrating the habits and customs of early Acadians have lots to tell you.
With its 40 friendly interpreters, and over 200 farm animals, the Village is bustling with activities for all ages. There's everything for a wonderful visit at the Village such as enjoying a lunch in a 1867 house, a lobster supper, a night at the Hôtel Château Albert, etc. Your visit will take you through discoveries you've never seen anywhere else before.


Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm
Regular season : From June 11th to September 16th 2017
Fall season : From September 17th to September 30th 2017

5 du Pont Street, Bertrand, near Caraquet
Tel.: (506) 726-2600 / 1-877-721-2200
Website: www.vhanb.ca

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Saint-Simon Heritage and Cultural Interpretation Centre

The Saint-Simon Heritage and Cultural Interpretation Centre (Centre d'interprétation du patrimoine et de la culture de Saint-Simon), managed by Les Épaves de la baie de Saint-Simon, houses an exhibit on a French officer and captain, artifacts from shipwrecks in Nova Scotia, 300-million-years-old fossils found in the Caraquet area, an impressive collection of antique Limoges porcelain, an art gallery and a gift shop. 
At the centre’s China exhibition, unique in Canada, visitors will marvel at the beautiful Limoges porcelain pieces hand-painted by talented artists on various themes like birds, fruits, fish and people.

48, Le Bouthiller Road, Saint-Simon (NB) (near Caraquet)

Opening dates: from 15th june to 31th of august 2016 
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm ( from 1st to 15th september, Open on rendez-vous

Tel : (506) 602-0119 et Hors saison: (506) 727-2371
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Les Épaves de la Baie de St-Simon Inc.

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Cemetery of the Founders of Tracadie

This cemetery is located near the site of the first inhabitants of the houses and the first church, now all destroyed.

423, Saulnier East Street, Tracadie-Sheila

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Blacksmith Régis Haché

The artisan blacksmith produces high quality products in his small forge in his back yard. It includes furniture, hooks, brass items and more. 

9861, route 150, Losier-Settlement (near Tracadie)

Tel: (506) 395-6093
Forgeron Régis Haché

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Genealogy Resources

Documentation center Société Historique Nicolas-Denys

- Since 1973, the SHNB archives are preserved at Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan, where the documentation centre is located. People interested in submitting old documents, photographs or any other material pertaining to Northeastern New Brunswick history can do so; these documents will be preserved by the SHND. The documentation centre has a vast collection of genealogy literary works and is open to anyone who wishes to do history or genealogy research.

Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan, local 061
218, J.- D. Gauthier blvd, Shippagan (NB)
Tel. : (506) 336-3461
Fax : (506) 336-3434
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Société historique Nicolas-Denys

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Généalogie Tracadie inc.

- Centre de documentation, registres paroissiaux et microfilms

399, rue du Couvent, Tracadie-Sheila
(2nd floor of the Académie Ste-Famille)

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