August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
August 14, 2019

In 2019, Miscouche will light up like never before. The day of August 14, 2019, will not only be a celebration of the second Acadian National Convention, held in Miscouche in 1884, but also an opportunity to recognize the importance of the steps that were taken at that time, which were so significant for Acadians.

“The 1884 National Convention had a significant impact on the development of the Acadian identity and the very foundation of what was to become modern Acadie,” said Emmanuelle LeBlanc, artistic director of Commemoration Day. “The Miscouche Convention is a big part of Acadian history; it was then that Acadians adopted a flag and a national anthem and celebrated their national day for the first time.”

To design the celebrations, the artist was inspired by a combination of past and present elements. She is planning several activities in partnership with the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island in Miscouche, a big show with Acadian artists from various disciplines, and a modern square dance. The highlight of the evening will no doubt be a sound and light show projected on the Miscouche church at nightfall.


Arts and Culture

The parish of Miscouche is well known for its community spirit and sense of Acadian pride! On Tuesday nights in the summer, everyone in the town reunites for acoustic jams in the park, and in August, there is a big communal picnic on the second Sunday of the month!

Outdoors and Leisure

Many nature outings can be had in and around Miscouche! Travellers might want to make a stop at the Linkletter Provincial Park, not far from the Confederation Bridge. Located on the beautiful Bedeque Bay, this park is perfect for campers of all ages! The beach is only a few feet away from campsites, and of course, hikers and bikers alike will be able to easily find the Confederation trail, which passes through the parish of Miscouche and several other surrounding communities.

Is there anything more typical of the Maritimes than a good ol’ ice cream shop on the side of Main road? If you feel like a treat, Scooters Dairy Bar and Takeout is for you! This family owned ice cream bar offers a wide variety of ice creams, flurries, dips and canteen foods. Their sundaes are an absolute must, each creation being more original than the next!

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Heritage and History

Did you know that the second Acadian National Convention was held in Miscouche in 1884? It was during that historic convention that one of our most important symbols, the Acadian National Flag, was adopted. To learn all about that moment, be sure to visit the Musée acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, in Miscouche. The permanent exhibit will tell you all you need to know about the fascinating history of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island, while the temporary and virtual exhibits will give you of glimpse of particular aspects of the life and legacy of Acadians of PEI.

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St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church was constructed around 1890. It’s one of oldest wooden church on all PEI. It remains today one the most well maintained churches of PEI, and is known throughout for its intricate details and architectural beauty, being the work of the island architect George Edwin Baker. For the Acadian people, the church was and remains a symbol of rebirth for the Acadian pride and culture, having been constructed right after the historic Convention of 1884.