Aquarium and Marine Museum
Atlantic Canada's largest public aquarium, only a 30 minute drive from Hotel Paulin. Discover the vast collection of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit our native waters to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic Canadian lakes and rivers. You will even see the rare Blue Lobster! Learn about the history of fishing and watch the outdoor harbour seal show. The Aquarium and Marine Centre is also a museum with close to 2000 square feet of exhibit space. The permanent exhibit focuses on the contemporary fishing industry and the gear and equipment that it requires. Visitors are greeted first by illustrations portraying different types of fish, aquaculture, fish habitats in an open and closed circuit aquarium with a capacity of 1150 litres/minute. It is one of the few aquariums to use seawater as opposed to other aquariums that make their saltwater from freshwater. The Aquarium and Marine Centre obtains its water from the Shippagan harbour.
Atlantic Canada Cycling
Started in 1987 with Gary Conrod who organized the first Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally. Today, they provide free touring advice and other cycling related information, drawing from a collection of over thirty years of journeys covering every single road in every corner of Atlantic Canada. From Edmundston, New Brunswick to Cape Spear, Newfoundland, from Labrador in the north to the southern tip of Nova Scotia.
Baie des Chaleurs- Gaspe Peninsula
Explore the entire Baie des Chaleurs and visit the beautiful Gaspe Peninsula, which you can see on a clear day from Hotel Paulin. Only a two hour sail across to Gaspe from Caraquet, (in a private or chartered boat) and a 5 hour drive around the coast.
Caraquet in the Candian Encyclopedia
Caraquet, NB, Town, pop 4442 (2001c), 4653 (1996c), 4556 (1991c), 4493 (1986c), area 68.26 km2, inc 1961, is located 68 km northeast of Bathurst. Its houses line the Baie de Caraquet, a rocky section of Bay of Chaleur's southern coast, offering magnificent views of the sea and the GASPÉ PENINSULA.
Ecological Park and Nature Trails of the Acadian Peninsula
Located on the Island of Lameque, watch wildlife from an observation tower and hiking trails. Observe the flora. Visit the nature interpretation centre with a .5 km walk on a footbridge over a natural bog to a nature trail in the forest and see the world of native trees at the arboretum. The Acadian Peninsula is known to have quite a wide variety of edible wild mushrooms. Beware though, hobby- pickers, because these forests are also home to several species of very poisonous mushrooms. Guided and self-guided nature tours available.
Caraquet is officially designated as the Acadian Capital of Canada, and is host each year to one of the largest Cultural Festivals in Canada. From August 1st to 15th Acadians and peoples from around the world descend upon this town for a jammed-packed ten days of activities where cultural components prevail. The festival culminates with the famous August 15th "Tintamarre", an impressive, vivacious, colourful parade of French Acadians in costumes depicting history and customs. At 6 pm on the 15th they blow horns , and make loud sounds on a variety of instruments for 1 hour to celebrate their survival and success as a uniquely definitive culture. Ranked by the American Bus Association on many occasions as one of the 100 most important tourist events in North America.
Festivin, Caraquet's Fine Wine and Food Festival
Get a taste of France close to home with the 9th annual French Wine and Gourmet Food Festival, held May 31st to June 4th, 2005, just in time to coincide with your 1st Crack of the Lobster Season! Partake in workshops, wine tastings, Grand Tastings (3 in total), all featuring new release wines from the different French wine regions and from other wine regions around the world. Sample locally produced specialty food products, visit the Cigar and Port lounge, purchase special-release vintage wines. Don't miss the Grand Opening Gala, and sit down Gourmet Dinner featuring Hotel Paulin's Executive Chef, Karen Mersereau, and Robert Noel, NB Liquor's Sommelier. Book your Getaway package now as tickets sell out early!
Golf the Acadian Peninsula
Golf the Pokemouche Golf course, only 20 minutes away. Pokemouche, so named by the first Micmac Aboriginal inhabitants of the region, means bird sanctuary. Many a golfer who are also bird watching enthusiast will appreciate the many species that inhabit the area. This beautiful golf course is tucked neatly, quietly away amongst many trees, situated along the Pokemouche River, in the heart of the Acadian Peninsula. It offers breathtaking views of the lakes and river. It is an 18 hole course with long drives of 5967 yards with a Par 72. The landscaping designed by architect John Watson offers distinguishing fairways that will challenge your skills. Blue Tees are 5967 yards; White 5711; Red 5326. ACPG Professional, CPGA Pro is M. Francois Pitre.
International Baroque Music Festival
From July 27th to July 31st,2005, this successful festival has been running since 1975, on the near-by picturesque Island of Lemeque, only a 45 minute drive from Hotel Paulin. Enjoy listening to Baroque era music on period instruments by world-renowned musicians in the intimate surroundings of the artistically painted church of Saint Cecile in Petit Riviere de L'lle.
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This site helps you plan a vacation, find accommodations and explore our many outdoor adventures. Learn about our scenic province; even locate relatives in a geneology search.
Ode a l'Acadie
This is a "must see" spectacular performance drawing attention from around the world. Professionally written, artistically directed and performed by a very talented group of artistic Acadians honoring Acadie's writers and composers to celebrate and bring meaning to the 400th anniversary of the Acadians. This production has been so popular that many of its performances have sold out. It has taken on a "life of its own" with special touring performances across Canada. Check out their 2005 Caraquet summer schedule and be sure to book your tickets early! Performances will take place from July to August 2005.
The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club
Established in 1997 and inspired by Jean Mancat, this organization works at preserving the world's most beautiful bays. They have identified 31 bays, including the Baies des Chaleurs, which boarders New Brunswick's north coast and Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula. They have named these as the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet, in particular the bays which are a symbolic link between the ocean and the mainland. Their mission is to exchange ideas, reflect and ensure these sites remain a healthy part of the environment, historically, geographically,physiologically and biologically speaking. Identifying and preventing badly managed touristic development and local economic development projects are at the top of their list to ensure that these fragile sites will be preserved.
Tourism New Brunswick
Patriotic, festive and full of life! Welcome to Caraquet! From countless festivals and soirées to a richly preserved heritage, the rhythm of our Acadian culture thrives all through town!
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Village Historique Acadien
Only a 15 minute drive from Hotel Paulin, this is a "must see" for the region. This award winning Canadian attraction is a remarkably authentic historical site portraying the lives of Acadians between 1770 and 1939. Allow at least 3 hours for a complete visit and see over 40 buildings, barns, workshops and homes. You will be greeted by knowledgeable interpreters in period costumes who bring ancestral customs and traditions back to life. The Acadian Village is located 50 km/30 miles east of Bathurst. See Hotel Paulin's Acadian Culture Vacation Packages.
Ville de Caraquet / Town of Caraquet
Bienvenue sur le site officiel de la Ville de Caraquet. - Capitale culturelle du Canada 2003. Welcome on the Town of Caraquet Official Web Site. - 2003 Cultural capital of Canada
Walking and Hiking Vacations
Scott Walking Adventures, offers 13 years of experience as a reputable, Adventure Eco-tour operator, providing walking and hiking adventures around the Maritimes and around the world. Their wide variety of tours in a wide variety of places, rely on the expertise of uniquely talented professional adventure tour guides, who are also musicians, artists, writers, biologists, herbalists.They offer tours ranging from easy hikes to challenging hikes, and always make certain that you retire in the evening at distinguised properties, sometimes historical, and sometimes luxurious , all offering excellent cuisine. This year Hotel Paulin is proud to be working with Scott as a participating Inn on their newlly added tours of New Brunswick's North Shore.
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