One of my favourite places in Canada is Parlee Beach National Park, Pointe-Du-Chêne, New Brunswick. It has been my summer destination since I was a little girl — my grandparents have a cottage about 300 meters from the beach. For me, Parlee Beach and nearby Shediac are therefore associated to family, summer, vacation and happy memories. The beach is one of the most beautiful ones in Canada and has the warmest salt water in the country (but beware of the jellyfish!). It’s also home to beautiful sandbars when the tide is out — perfect for building sand castles (yes, I’m a kid), wake boarding or sunbathing. Shediac is a great vacation destination, especially for anyone who loves seafood. Lobster, fried clams, fish and chips, you name it! The town is even home to the world’s largest lobster statue.
A trip to Shediac is also an immersion in Acadian culture. For those of you who don’t know, the Acadians are, like Quebecers, descendants of French colonists. Although they are francophone, their french is very distinct from Quebec’s; Acadians have their own accent and very different expressions. All in all, Shediac is a great place for a summer vacation! So, if ever you’re in New Brunswick, make sure you check out this Shediac, Parlee Beach, and enjoy the Acadian culture and amazing seafood!
For more New Brunswick fun, make sure you check out my post on my latest road trip to New Brunswick!