Travel inspiration, seasonal activity suggestions and helpful tips.
Southeast New Brunswick is proud of its Indigenous roots. Indigenous communities in the area are eager to share their culture, heritage, and stories with those from near and far. Indigenous tourism centres are a must-visit for anyone looking to immerse themselves in an authentic New Brunswick experience. Visit, listen, ask questions – and enjoy!
The Elsipogtog Cultural Centre has welcomed tourists from all parts of the world to participate in some of their many hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Learn from Mi’kmaq peoples and their culture. Whether it’s listening to the significance of their regalia or understanding the art of basket making – there is undoubtedly a takeaway for everyone. Staff encourage visitors to listen and ask questions and stress the significance that it’s a safe space for us all to learn!
What better way to learn about Mi’kmaq culture than to immerse yourself in a hands-on activity that allows you to take home a piece of your own! Richibucto’s Mi’kmaq Art Experience offers a variety of ‘do-it-yourself” kits that teach Mi’kmaq art and language. There is also the option to book private sessions with the owner, Ashley. The Mi’kmaq Art Experience is great for all ages, and offers something for everyone – pairing a fun activity with the cultural significance behind the participant’s creations.
Metepenagiag Heritage Park, located in Red Bank, invites visitors to “walk through 3,000 years of Mi’kmaq culture”. The park is home to one of New Brunswick’s oldest continuously inhabited communities. Their modern interpretive centre encourages visitors to explore some of the many trails, groomed by Mi’kmaq ancestors. Visitors have the choice to explore trails in the company of a Mi’kmaq guide or to take the solo route and enjoy the peace and quiet! Regardless – this immersive experience will leave visitors with a greater appreciation of the environment that surrounds them.