Caraquet is the oldest French settlement in New Brunswick and the Cultural Capital of Canada (a title granted by Canadian Heritage). Acadians settled there in 1758, 180 mi/290 km northeast of Fredericton on the northern coast. Stop there to see the Acadian Historical Village—more than 40 restored buildings, with costumed staff re-creating an 18th-century Acadian settlement.
Be sure to try whatever French you know when you order a lunch of authentic Acadian food at the restaurant. Take a ride ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.