Discovering a New Acadie

Travel Brochure


As early as 1764, after the Deportation, colonial authorities in Halifax allowed Acadians to return to Nova Scotia and, eventually, Prince Edward Island (formerly île Saint-Jean) and Cape Breton (former île Royale).

A new Acadie was emerging as Acadians named the territory on which they resettled, Acadie. New villages were being established, such as Saint-Basile and Grande-Digue in New Brunswick, Malpec and Rustico in Prince Edward Island, Pointe-de-l'Église and Petit-de-Grat in Nova Scotia, and later on, Cap Saint-Georges in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Each city and village had its own identity, where historical facts and folklore intermingled. These villages were the new Acadie's foundation which continues its dynamic development today.

Start-up question

The Société Nationale de l'Acadie wants a new travel itinerary for tourists to allow them to learn more about the history and culture of eastern Canada's Acadians and Francophones. As a consultant, what itinerary would you suggest?


Create a travel brochure featuring the main characteristics of the three municipalities chosen.


  • Consult the Families section: Towns and Villages to find the list of the towns and villages established when Acadians returned from the Deportation. Try to learn about the history and folklore.
  • Follow the teacher's guidelines and identify three municipalities that you find interesting and that will be featured in the tourist itinerary you will propose to the Société Nationale de l'Acadie.
  • Start a file with all the information for each of these three municipalities (history, present development, folklore…).
  • Create a travel brochure which features your proposed itinerary.
  • Prepare to share the outlines of your creation with your classmates.


Here are a few keywords which you will learn during this activity:

  • Culture
  • Deportation
  • History
  • Identity
  • New Acadie
  • Society

Essential and optional resources

Essential resources

  • Subject matter seen in class
  • Web site: 1755: The History and the Stories
    Families section: Towns and Villages

Optional resources