Work on the interpretive site for Beaubassin has almost been completed and Canada’s newest National Historic Site is scheduled to open later this year, as part of the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 celebrations.
Things are really starting to take shape.This pavilion will house the interpretive panels telling the compelling story of Beaubassin. In the lower centre of the photo you can see the preliminary work on the short walking trail to the pavilion.
In addition to the interpretive panels, there will be a memorial for the Acadian Village which was burned down in 1750. The memorial will also include the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755.
This significant tourism attraction, which has been in the works for many years, will also have a parking area to make visiting easy for tourists and locals alike. It is the first tourist attraction as visitor’s enter the Province of Nova Scotia from the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border point.
Given the significance of this National Historic Site, there are also plans for a travelling museum to make people aware of the history of Beaubassin and it’s Acadian inhabitants, their lives in the village, and the story of their expulsion by the English in 1755.
The mobile exhibit will eventually travel all over Atlantic Canada directing people to the Cumberland County site.
In the meantime, work is continuing on the site, located on the Fort Lawrence Road. I am looking forward to seeing the completion of this project, which has been something I have been working towards for many, many years.