The first Acadians to settle in Bonaventure, Gaspé, came from the Restigouche region. In 1760, following the last naval battle of the Seven Years' War in North America – which took place close to today's Campbellton, New Brunswick –, many Acadians fled from the British authorities and settled on the Gaspé's south shore. In the early 1760s, such families as the Arsenaults, Babins, Bernards, Bourques, Bujolds, Caissies, Gauthiers, Henris and Poiriers arrived in Bonaventure. Today, it is home to Québec's Acadian Museum.
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