August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
August 22, 2019

Memramcook is a genuine jewel of history and natural beauty. During the CMA 2019, people will be able to enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast, visit Belliveau orchard – where, by the way, scenes of the series À la valdrague were shot – and take in a barbecue, musical performances and historical presentations at the Chapelle Sainte-Anne de Beaumont. In the evening, participants can take part in a supper served family style and celebrate at the Acadian frolic and beer garden.

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Arts and Culture

One the biggest get-togethers in Memramcook happens during Rendez-vous d’automne. You’ll have lots of options when it comes to choosing your activities: shows, U-picking, lectures, pie contests…and much more! In conjunction with Rendez vous d’automne, there’s also the Festival parlures d’icitte. You can watch musical performances, listen to story tellers or attend a dinner-theatre. Come celebrate the culture of the valley!

If you’re looking for Memramcook’s centre for arts and culture and the August 15 celebrations, you have to visit Monument-Lefebvre! It has a theatre that can accommodate up to 400 people, exhibition rooms, and the village’s visitor information centre. Also, during your visit, you can explore the documentation centre, which offers videos and Acadian music. The monument’s main feature: a shop selling Acadian cultural products – the largest in the world!

For more information:
https://www.monumentlefebvre.ca/en/

Outdoors and Leisure

Founded in 1991 by the community, the Memramcook Valley Golf Course is one of the most picturesque courses in New Brunswick. You can play a round of golf there in under four hours. With its rolling hills, great conditions, and gentle breezes, the course promises that golfers of all levels will have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

For more information:
http://www.memramcook.com/en/

If you’re looking for a fun family activity, you have to visit Belliveau Orchard! When fall arrives, families can come and pick apples or go on guided tours to learn about the history of apple growing in the area and the types of apples and growing techniques used at the orchard. Before you leave, you can pick up a few things at the orchard’s market or sip a delicious Scow on the café terrace. The orchard was a major location in the filming of the comedy series À la Valdrague, produced entirely in Acadie and filmed in the Memramcook Valley.

For more information:
http://www.vergerbelliveauorchard.ca/

Heritage and History

If you’re looking for a novel, interactive way to visit Memramcook’s heritage sites, give the Memramcook heritage ecomuseum a whirl. Visit the region’s main sites thanks to the open-air gallery concept consisting of durable signs that explain each theme related to the historical elements in question. The ecomuseum supports research, conservation and the presentation and promotion of the region’s cultural and natural heritage on a permanent basis.

Did you know?
In 2005, the Village of Memramcook declared 20 of the ecomuseum’s sites to be local historic places, including the first Acadian college, Collège Saint-Joseph, founded by Father Camille Lefebvre in 1864.

For more information:
http://www.shvm.ca/

Another really interesting historical site to visit in Memramcook is the Saint-Anne de Beaumont Chapel. Erected on the banks of the Petitcodiac River at the request of members of the Mi’kmaq community, it then became a place of worship for local Acadians. During your visit, you’ll see objects and images that highlight the importance of Mi’kmaq culture in the chapel’s history. The chapel was declared a historic place in 1990 by Parks Canada. Every summer, the chapel holds Les Airs d’été and invites local artists to perform in an intimate setting.

For more information:
http://www.chapellebeaumont.ca/