Bouctouche

Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Bouctouche is a New Brunswick town which is located at the mouth of the Bouctouche River that is on the coast of the Northumberland Strait, it is approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Moncton.

 

Originally the Mi’kmaq had called the area Chebooktoosk which means Great Little Harbour.

 

In 1785 it became and Acadian community and in August of 1954 the town unveiled “La Croix commémorative aux fondateurs de Bouctouche”. This pays tribute to the towns founders and means “We remember François and Hélène (née Breau) LeBlanc; Charlitte and first wife Marie (née Breau) LeBlanc, and his second wife Madeleine (née Girouard); and Joseph and Marie (née Girouard) Bastarache”.

 

The area also seen Irish and Scottich immigrants.

 

Tourist attractions

  • La Dune de Bouctouche, hiking and cycling trails that are part of the New Brunswick Trail system.

 

  • Le Pays de la Sagouine, a theme park filled with Acadian entertainment and history.

 

  • Irving Eco Centre Industrialist Kenneth Colin Irving was born in Bouctouche and the family is dedicated to protecting the area’s natural resources with the Irving Eco Centre.

See list of local businesses in Bouctouche below picture:

Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada

By Alex Vye (Alexvye at en.wikipedia) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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