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Position: Economic Immigration Officer - Halifax
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2021

Halifax, November 23, 2021 -
 The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is looking for a person to fill the position of Economic Immigration Officer.

See the details of the offer (in French)
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Find all the virtual workshops organized by the CDÉNÉ team. Most of our workshops are in French.

"Innovation en milieu rural - Existence d'un écosystème?"

Par les Services en affaires et en entrepreuneuriat

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Série "Au delà de la crise, survie et résilience"

Par les Services en affaires et en entrepreuneuriat

youtube social iconLe service à la clientèle avec Adèle Leblanc - NSCC

youtube social iconLes affaires ça compte – Les champions du changement avec Laurel C. Broten - NSBI

youtube social iconUn monde des affaires inhabituel avec Amélie Manseau et Dan Putman - EDC

youtube social iconQuestions & réponses : Un monde des affaires inhabituel avec Amélie Manseau et Dan Putman - EDC

youtube social iconLes perspectives économiques de l'Atlantique et la voie de la reprise avec Dennis McCaughan - CIBC

youtube social iconLes perspectives économiques de l'Atlantique et la voie de la reprise avec Michael Leonard - Credit Unions Atlantic Canada


"Aide au CV canadien pour les immigrants francophones"

Par les Services en immigration économique

youtube social iconAide au CV canadien pour les immigrants francophones


Série "Planification de la succession d'entreprise"

Par les Services en affaires et en entrepreuneuriat

youtube social iconPlanification des entreprises familiales implications de taxes

youtube social iconConsidérations juridiques relatives à la succession d'une entreprise

youtube social iconCoopératives et autres options d'acquisition pour les transferts d'entreprises


Série "Entreprenons l'Avenir"

Par les Services en affaires et en entrepreuneuriat

youtube social iconNégocier les défis à venir, la prochaine nouvelle normalité

youtube social iconReconnaitre la résilience du secteur touristique de la Nouvelle Écosse


Série "COVID-19 - Retour au travail et reprise de l'activité"

Par les Services en développement économique communautaire

youtube social iconAtelier 1 : Les stratégies d’adaptation à la nouvelle façon de travailler

youtube social iconAtelier 2 : La technologie et les astuces pour une séance virtuelle

youtube social iconAtelier 3 : Le retour au bureau et recevoir des clients

youtube social iconAtelier 4 : Comment utiliser les médias sociaux pour attirer une clientèle dans le virtuel

youtube social iconAtelier 5 : La nouvelle réalité sociale entre collègues

youtube social iconAtelier 6 : Comment faire du réseautage et bâtir des relations professionnelles en ligne

youtube social iconAtelier 7 : L'étiquette virtuelle 101

youtube social iconAtelier 8 : Les astuces et les divers types de contenu pour se rendre plus visible en ligne

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Le CDÉNÉ remercie ses employés pour la qualité de leur travail et pour le professionnalisme dont ils font preuve au quotidien et ce, depuis des années. Pour contacter notre équipe, consultez les coordonnées par services


Tous nos bureaux sont ouverts au public et respectent les directives du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de la Santé Publique relatives notamment au port du masque, à la distanciation sociale et à l'utilisation d'un questionnaire de dépistage à l'entrée. Pour plus d'informations, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter.



COVID-19 : sources sélectionnées par le CDÉNÉ


Au niveau provincial

Annonces du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Toutes les annonces


Au niveau fédéral

Ressources pour entreprises et employeurs 
BDC met à votre disposition une compilation des mesures de soutien aux entreprises des gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux.
BDC | COVID-19 : soutien aux entreprises canadiennes


Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19 : nouveau soutien pour protéger les emplois canadiens
Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures immédiates, importantes et décisives, par l’intermédiaire du Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19, pour appuyer les gens et les entreprises du Canada qui éprouvent des difficultés en raison de l’éclosion mondiale de la COVID-19.

Le gouvernement travaille en consultation étroite avec tous les secteurs de l’économie qui sont touchés afin de prendre les mesures qui s’imposent, et il est prêt à prendre des mesures ciblées additionnelles au besoin afin de s’assurer que le Canada est bien placé pour rebondir après les impacts de la COVID-19 dans tous les secteurs de l’économie.
Ligne d'information du gouvernement du Canada (sans frais) : 1-833-784-4397
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Ressources ciblées
Soutien aux entreprises

Soutien aux industries

Soutien aux particuliers



Centre canadien d'hygène et de sécurité au travail (CCHST)
Fiches-conseils en temps de pandémie (COVID-19)



The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) created the Acadian Geocache trail to encourage tourists / visitors / amateurs of the geocache game to stop and visit Acadian communities of Nova Scotia.

As of now, there are two (2) "caches" in each Acadian region for geocachers to discover. In addition to traveling to the Acadian regions of the province, geocachers can complete a passport to be awarded a prize (geocoin) if he finds at least four (4) out of the twelve caches belonging to our path (Argyle, Clare, Grand Pré, Pomquet, Isle-Madame, and Chéticamp). Geocoins are personalized with the Acadian flag and the map of Nova Scotia. The geocoins are equipped with tracking numbers to enable us to follow the promotion of Acadian tourism around the world when a participant decides to recycle his prize.
Geocache passeport COUV

The passport, which must be used to win a geocoin, can be printed from our website by clicking here.

The participant must make a hole in his passport using the punch in the cache. Completed passports are to be sent to the project coordinator. As soon as the passport is validated with 4 holes, the geocoin is sent to the participant.

CDÉNÉ is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being and quality of life of Acadians and Francophones in Nova Scotia. Thanks to our innovative leadership in economic development and employability, the Acadian and Francophone community, with its cultural and linguistic heritage, is achieving its full economic potential.

Nova Scotia’s Acadie invites you to enjoy unique and engaging experiences, discovering its culture through its cuisine, traditions, music, language, history and natural environment; an adventure full of color, as we as flavor, and guarantees the creation of unforgettable memories. Interaction with Acadians will be an essential component of this enriching cultural experience.

It was in Nova Scotia that the first Francophones of the New World, the Acadians, came to settle in 1605. Prosperity, independence, desolation and rebirth will in turn mark their history. The way of life of Acadian communities is borrowed from generosity, conviviality and spirit of mutual assistance; Come and join the Acadians of Nova Scotia, nowhere else will you find such a warm welcome and willingness to share their culture.

Nova Scotia's Acadian today is about 37,000 Francophones in five major coastal regions. It's up to you to discover it ... Those who live it will be happy to unveil it!


(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).

Days 13&14

  • Continue your visit to the Pomquet area in the morning and depart for Halifax with a night in the capital
  • Travel distance: 233 km
  • Travel time: 2 hours and 30 minutes


To get to Halifax, get off Highway 104 to Exit 15 to reach Highway 102. Follow this road to the destination. The provincial capital offers a multitude of things to see and do. See the travel guide "Doers and Dreamers" to learn about tourist attractions and services.
https://www.novascotia.com

An early morning departure will allow you to arrive in Halifax around noon. You will have all the afternoon and evening to start your visit to this great city.

Halifax - A night in the capital

The Regional Municipality of Halifax is located in the middle of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, on the southeastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The region currently covers an area of 5,495.7 square kilometers. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and has a population of over 403,390, or about 43.7% of the total population of the province.

The Trans-Canada Highway and main highways 101, 102 and 103 converge on Halifax. Robert L. Stanfield International Airport serves the region and the entire province. In addition, Halifax is accessible by rail and sea. The Port of Halifax is recognized as one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

The Halifax region extends over a long-occupied territory of the Mi'kmaq Nation. Originally, it was named Chebucto from the Micmac term, 'Chebookt' which means 'Chief Harbor' primary harbour.
The city of Halifax was founded in 1749 by Governor Edward Cornwallis who established a military base there. The British needed Halifax to balance the distribution of power in the region. At the time, the French fortress of Louisbourg, located to the northeast, on Cape Breton Island, threatened British interests with respect to the Atlantic fisheries and its lands obtained from France by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. Strategically, the British installed their batteries on McNabs Island, on the North West Arm, on the cape where the current Point Pleasant Park is located on the site of this Redoubt-York. Cornwallis built several small wooden forts in the area, including one on the large hill overlooking Halifax and the harbor. This humble fort was to become one of North America's largest military structures, The Halifax Citadel.

Although the Acadian community was already established in the village of Chezzetcook, the presence of Acadian Francophones in the city of Halifax was felt more and more. In 1903, the founding of the Alliance française, a social and cultural association, enabled the regional Francophonie of Halifax to organize itself even more. In search of jobs, Acadians and Francophones in the province gradually settled in the region during the periods World War I and II.

Now that you've had some Acadian history in Halifax, have a coffee at Chezzetcook Acadian House (circa 1850) on Route 107, Exit 20 to Route 207. The Halifax Citadel has plenty of activities, and historical reenactments. The largest Titanic cemetery is also in the city of Halifax. Halifax's harbourfront has a 4-kilometer-long seaside promenade offering many things to see, do and eat along the way. Nova Scotian culture can be experienced at various events, musical activities and fine dining all along the way. Take advantage and explore. For more information visit
https://www.novascotia.com/about-nova-scotia/regions/halifax-metro

The largest concentration of French-speaking people in Nova Scotia live in the Halifax metropolitan area. According to Statistics Canada's 2016 Census, there are more than 10,140 Francophones in the region and 1,775 people who report English and French as first languages. The number of Francophones in the HRM is 49,585 or 12.3% of the population.

 



(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).

Day 12

  • Departure from Chéticamp and travel to the region of Pomquet
  • Travel distance: 195 km
  • Travel time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

One night in the community of Pomquet

There is no rush today. Take the time to have lunch peacefully and prepare for your departure without hurrying. Leaving Chéticamp late in the morning will leave you plenty of time to reach Pomquet to enjoy an afternoon at the beach, or to hike along the coast.

Leaving Chéticamp, go down Cabot Trail and take Highway 105 towards Port Hawkesbury. Cross the town and after a short distance you have already reached the Canso Causeway. Leave Cape Breton Island via the Trans-Canada Highway. Continue on towards Antigonish. After traveling approximately 35 minutes, you will see the signs for Pomquet.

Pomquet, dunes and sandy beaches

Pomquet is the smallest of the Acadian regions of Nova Scotia. Founded in 1774 by the establishment of five families (Doiron, Duon, Broussard, Vincent, Lamarre) from Saint-Malo in France, the region borders part of the banks of St. Georges Bay.

This peaceful region contains sandy beaches with sand dunes of significant ecological importance. The beach of Pomquet stretches for nearly 2 kilometers and a half, and a system of thirteen dunes found along 4 kilometers, occupies its background. A provincial park provides basic services to accommodate swimming and picnics. This beach is also an important Maritime nesting site for the Piping Plover, a small shorebird with endangered status.

The region has Bed and Breakfast and cottage accommodations. There is no conventional restaurant within the limits of Pomquet. In season, a dining experience is available on Fridays at the tourist site Chez Deslauriers. The town of Antigonish, fifteen minutes from Pomquet, offers a variety of restaurants and accommodations.

The Chicken Fricot is one of the traditional dishes in the area. It is a chicken soup with potato cubes seasoned with salted herbs and covered with small dumplings.

Chez Deslauriers is also an interpretive center that presents the Acadian history of the region. There is also a small platform for outdoor concerts with local musicians. Inquire for the schedule of the events. This site also marks the departure of the Acadian Trail of Pomquet; a 4-kilometer hike to discover the coast and surrounding lands of Monks Head Provincial Reserve.

The people of Pomquet are proud of their home.
After washing their floor, they will " forbir la place" - wax the floor
This work will surely be missed by "Lacer" - to tire them.

To learn more:
www.pomquet.net


(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).

Day 9

  • Travel on the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world!
  • Overnight in Chéticamp
  • Travel distance: 280 km
  • Travel time: 6 hours including frequent stops along the Cabot Trail.

This winding road with frequent climbs and descents, has lookouts overlooking spectacular views. A journey of 10 to 12 hours is expected to appreciate its splendor.

Take the highway from Louisbourg to Hwy 125 where you will drive in the direction of North Sydney / Baddeck to Hwy 105. Continue on this road to the entrance to the Cabot Trail. At the entrance, turn right and take your time on this picturesque road. At the end of this drive, you will arrive at the village of Cheticamp, where you will spend the night and the next two days.


Days 10 and 11


The Chéticamp region extends approximately 40 kilometers from the bridge over the Margaree River to the western entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Here the mountains meet the sea, on the Cabot Trail.

In the early days, the Chéticamp region was a seasonal fishing port under the control of Huguenot families on Île Jersiais, a small Channel Island between France and England. In 1782, there were only two permanent Acadian families in the area: the families of Pierre Bois and Joseph Richard. In 1790, the British Crown grants lots of land to14 family heads, better known under the name of "Fourteen Elders". From there, these lands were divided between the 26 families then present in the area. This is the official start of Chéticamp. The descendants of these families (Aucoin, LeBlanc, Boudreau, Chiasson, Deveau, Maillet, Gaudet and Poirier) are still numerous in this part of Acadia.

A long tradition of hospitality characterizes this region. Its location directly on the Cabot Trail, near Cape Breton Highlands National Park, plays a very important part. This park is the oldest national park in the Atlantic Provinces.

Whether you are looking for a campground, a bed and breakfast, a motel room or a luxury chalet, the region has a wide range of accommodations. The same goes for the culinary sector.

A regional specialty: Morue en cabane, potatoes and cod cooked together slowly. Formerly, the fishermen spent the nights of the week in huts built on the beach, and in doing so, they were ready to go to sea at daybreak. After their day's work finished, back to their huts they went, the men cooked the fresh cod seasoned with chives and garnished with small squares of salted bacon. The fish on a plate of metal, which also served as a cover for the cauldron in which potatoes boiled, a simple and quick mode of cooking.

Maybe you'd rather eat "chancre" (snow crab) because you've been eating fish "à jove" (recently). In this case, you will have to "t’émoyer" (inform yourself) to the locals, to learn where the best is served. If, unfortunately, you run out of time, you will be told to "d’espèrer" (to wait) until tomorrow.

Local musicians are widely broadcast on CKJM Community Radio at 106.1 FM. Several musical, dance and theater shows take center stage throughout the summer season.
www.ckjm.ca

Do not forget the celebrations of the Festival de l'Escaouette and the Mi-Carême Festival at the end of winter.
https://www.cheticamp.ca/en/the-cheticamp-region/festival-de-l-escaouette
http://www.micareme.ca/en/

Whale watching is a popular activity in Cheticamp.
https://www.loveboatwhalecruises.ca/

In general, the outdoors in many forms is in the spotlight: mountain bike or by road, sea kayaking, swimming, wildlife watching, golf, hiking, etc.

A must-see: the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park for a chance to meet moose and for a breathtaking view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With 26 scenic park trails, ranging from easy trails in the forest to steep paths at the edge of the ocean. Look around! You might spot small mink, whales or humpback whales jumping out of the water. To participate in the park's experiences, please visit
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ

Are you interested in art and crafts? Do not miss the gallery of the "hooked" carpet (crocheted) located at Les Trois Pignons, or the shops of artists and artisans. The Trois Pignons community center is also the local tourist information center.
http://www.lestroispignons.com

The Mi-Carême Centre will immerse you in the festive world of this popular celebration more than a century.
http://www.micareme.ca/en/

To learn more:
https://www.cheticamp.ca/en/


(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).


Days 6&7

  • Isle Madame: an island at the heart of an island, on the heritage coast of Cape Breton.

Do you feel a little tired after all these days of discovery and travel? An oasis of peace welcomes you. A sheltered place always adroit to family values and a simple way of life, where natural coastal landscapes of great beauty are offered to you; Isle Madame welcomes you.

Isle Madame is actually a collection of small islands interconnected by bridges. Long before the arrival of the Europeans, Mi'kmaq Indians had long frequented the area for the gathering of medicinal and ceremonial plants. Half way through the 16th century, the family Basques, attracted by the nearby fish-bearing waters, initially set up seasonal fishing camps. Later, they would inhabit to the area permanently. It was not until about 1640 that the first Acadian family (Fougère) came to stay there.

The defeat of the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1758, and the destruction of all Acadian settlements along the coast at that time, led to the departure of the Acadian population.
The arrival of the Robin family in 1765, traders from Jersey, would restore the fishing industry and mark the return of Acadian families. Finally the arrival of Father François Lejantel accompanied by a contingent of 150 Acadians, deported to the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, would consolidate the Acadian presence in this region.

Today the names of Boudreau, Samson, LeBlanc and Landry, to name but a few, are still reside on Isle Madame. The regional genealogy is preserved at the community center La Picasse located in Petit-de-Grat. To learn more:
www.lapicasse.ca

The traditional meat pie is always prepared in the area. This is a thick crust pie with topped beef cubes that have been simmered with onions and salted pork. Meat broth is used to disentangle the dough that will cover the bottom and top of the pie. Everything is then steamed.
Seafood and especially crustaceans are abundant on the island.

On the menu of the local Acadian speech:
it is "mal aisé" - it is not easy,
a "pigou" - a lock for lobster cages,
a "picasse" - an artisanal anchor fashioned from tree branches and stones as weight.

The local community Radio Richmond Cooperative Limited promotes local artists 104.1 FM.
http://www.citufm.ca/fr/

The practice of sailing, sea kayaking and scuba diving is eased by the presence of many wharves and innumerable bays and coves around the island. Bird watching is also an activity of local interest.

The beautiful ecological trail of Cap-Auguet begins in Boudreauville, alongside a variety of coastal habitats over a distance of 9 kilometers. The splendor of the landscapes of Isle Madame is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for painters and photographers who appreciate the tranquility of the place to indulge freely in their art.

Isle Madame Historical Society & LeNoir Forge Museum
The Isle Madame Historical Society is a non-profit organization devoted to collecting and presenting the rich history of the local area.
Our site is made up of a Genealogy Centre, Community Archives, The LeNoir Forge Museum, The Boat Barn containing exhibits and information on our seafaring past, a gift shop and other shanties used for exhibits. Throughout each summer season we hold a variety of events that are open to the public.

LeNoir Forge Museum
The LeNoir Forge was originally built in 1793 by Thomas LeNoir and his brother Simon.
Both were natives of France. They were skilled locksmiths; however the monetary return for their labor was not as rewarding as hoped and they eventually returned to regular blacksmithing. During this period of history shipbuilding and repair was flourishing on Isle Madame. The forge produced materials that were used in this industry. By the end of the 19th century the heyday of wooden sailing ships was over, business dwindled and the forge eventually fell into disrepair.

The LeNoir Forge Museum houses a working forge operated by volunteers, a collection of tools and artifacts that tell some of the stories of the people of Isle Madame. The museum is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in June. In July and August, it is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00pm. The remainder of the year, the museum is open by appointment.

Pondville Beach and Martinique Provincial Park are also places to explore during your visit.

The Groundswell not only offers meals and accommodations, they also rent out kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards and bicycles with all the equipment needed to make you experience safe. The trails and the waterways are exceptional in this area.
http://www.thegroundswell.ca/

Isle Madame Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Festival
For all the music lovers out there of Bluegrass and old time country, come and tap your feet to the now annual event. Guaranteed to be toe tapping fun!
https://imbluegrass.ca/

Isle Madame Yacht Race
The Arichat Cup, an in-harbour 16 mile race, for members from local yacht clubs, is a Canadian Yachting Association sanctioned yacht race.
For the past number of years, the Arichat Cup has been, making it an exciting close quarter race. Spectators are able to watch the event and follow the race from both sides of Arichat Harbour.
Always a good race with lots of steady winds, the Arichat Cup provides a venue for boaters to develop their sailing skills. The race has always been part of a weekend party (rendezvous) held in July (weather permitting) and includes good food and drink.
http://www.islemadameboatclub.ca/en/events.html

Petit-de-Grat Acadian Festival
On the second weekend of August, the community celebrates its culture with music, dance, a softball tournament, a community lunch, and an annual shark fishing tournament and other activities. Join the community in celebration! For more details on this festival, please visit
www.lapicasse.ca

Codstock
An outdoor music festival that was started as a way to stimulate the economy during the moratorium of the fishing industry in the region. This festival takes place annually in July on the site of LeNoir Forge in Arichat. Please check out the 'Grow Isle Madame' group on Facebook for more details.


Day 8

  • Visit of the Fortress of Louisbourg
  • Travel distance: 150 km
  • Travel time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Leaving Isle Madame, take Highway 104 towards St. Peter's and continue on until the highway becomes Highway 4. Watch for signage for Highway 125 towards Sydney, which will take you to Exit 8. This exit is on Route 22 which will take you to the village of Louisbourg. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is a short distance from the village.
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg

A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg will immerse you in the early 18th century. It will take you into the daily life of the garrison and the inhabitants of the first French fortress in the New World. Do not speak English at the entrance of its doors. The guards on duty could seize you and lead you to the dungeon, under the pretext that you could be an English spy. This fortress is the largest reconstruction of a historic city in North America.

Due to the sheer scale of the place, you will definitely want to spend a minimum of three hours on this site.

To find a place to stay, the Nova Scotia "Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide" will make your job easier, or visit
https://www.novascotia.com/places-to-stay.

Near the fortress is the beginning of a coastal hiking trail. It leads to the Louisbourg lighthouse. This moderate difficulty hike normally takes two to three hours. Inquire on the spot or visit
http://www.moosebait.com/portfolio-item/lighthouse-trail/.

While in Louisbourg, be sure to participate in and 18th Century dining experience at the Beggars Banquet.
http://www.louisbourgpointofview.com/beggars-banquet/



(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).

Day 5

  • Grand Pré National Historic Site
  • Travel distance: 203 km
  • Travel time: 2 hours and 23 minutes
  • When leaving Saint Mary’s Bay, take Highway 101 to Exit 10. Then follow Route 1 to Grand-Pré.

Grand Pré is a Parks Canada National Historic Site. It commemorates the establishment of the Acadians on the banks of the Minas Basin and their deportation, which began there in 1755. Equipped with an impressive interpretation center, this site celebrates the courage of the Acadian people. These people who fought against the greatest tides in the world, who said no to the war and despite their deportation, will have maintained their cultural identity.
www.pc.gc.ca/grandpre
www.grand-pre.com


(the current page displays the steps of a tourist circuit created by the CDÉNÉ. You can access the complete circuit by clicking here).

Days 3&4:

  • Clare Region (St. Mary's Bay)
St. Mary’s Bay has the highest concentration of Acadians in Nova Scotia, with more than 8,000 residents. This region and its close neighbor (Par-en-Bas) occupy the southwestern part of the province.

The Clare region stretches more than 50 km along St. Mary's Bay between Saint-Bernard and Salmon River. Its origins go back to 1768 with the arrival in Grosses Coques of the family of Joseph Dugas. With twelve other families they came to form the Acadian core of this municipality.

Spending the night: you will be spoiled for choices. There are bed and breakfasts, inns, motel, cabins, campgrounds and even yurts! The hospitality of the people of this corner of Acadia is surely not to be missed.

On the culinary side, there is something for everyone. From the à la carte to the snack bar, to the family-style restaurant; your appetite will be satisfied. Rappie pie is the traditional dish of choice in this region. It consists of a paste based on potato pulp garnished with chicken meat. The pulp, after being initially juiced, is moistened again with the chicken's cooking juices. The meat is then added and all is placed in a shallow dish for baking. To your surprise you will find that this dish can be eaten with molasses. Traditional Acadian meals stem from a daily kitchen of necessity. Today, regional cuisine is full of seafood dishes, which abound in the regions of Clare and Par-en-Bas as well.

Musique de la Baie
During the months of July, August and September, the musicians of the region perform in the various restaurants participating in the program. Visitors are invited to participate!
www.baiesaintemarie.com/musiquedelabaie

Listen. You might hear some typical Southwestern expressions:
"j’va havrer" - I'll park my car,
"tes réguines" - your little nick nacks or your small items,
and "keisser" - a greeting of the hand.

With the many talented musicians and song writers from the area, locals can be heard in several restaurants and inns in the area. CIFA 104.1 FM Community Radio broadcasts daily music from local artists. CIFA is also available in Par-en-Bas.
http://www.cifafm.ca

Visit Rendez-vous de la Baie, the Acadian cultural and interpretive center located on the Université Sainte-Anne campus in Church Point. The center, open all year long, includes a museum of Acadian exhibitions, an art gallery run by the local arts council, a theatre, an Internet café, and cultural programming. The tourist information center is managed from May to November.
https://rendezvousdelabaie.ca/en/

Take a hike on the trails of Les Petit Bois and the new lighthouse with various interpretive panels inside linking the history of the area, and the nature of the surroundings.
https://lepetitbois.ca/en/

Visit the large scenic Mavillette Beach and the new park at Cape Sainte-Marie Lighthouse.
https://capsaintemarie.ca/en/

Cycling along St. Mary’s Bay during the Gran Fondo at the end of September and experience the spectacular scenery and vibrant hospitality of the Acadians,

https://www.granfondobaiesaintemarie.ca/en/

Experience the "Les beaux vendredis" lobster and shellfish dinners every Friday during July and August from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Belliveau’s Cove wharf.

https://beauxvendredis.ca/en/

Whether you choose to visit the St. Mary's Church Museum: the largest wooden church in North America,
http://www.museeeglisesaintemariemuseum.ca/en/
or hike along a beach, to participate in one of the popular festivals, the most imposing of which is without a doubt the Acadian Festival of Clare
http://www.festivalacadiendeclare.ca/en/.

St. Mary’s Bay has numerous boutiques of local artisans and artists.
https://baiesaintemarie.com/en/artists-and-artisans/

You will certainly not be without any entertainment during your visit to St. Mary’s Bay.