Walk in the footsteps of history and experience

the Vacation of a Lifetime…
Novacadie is your guide

Deportation Cross At Night
La Croix de la Déportation / The Grand Pré Deportation Cross

Above photo: "Acadian Trails", Copyright John Robichaud
Can be purchased as a fine art print. at www.JohnRobichaud.com
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We pride in sharing a unique expertise in the Acadian, French and Native heritages. 
Based in Nova Scotia, an amazing mosaic of cultures and histories, it is natural for us to offer in-depth, authentic and deeply researched tours and experiences in and around Atlantic Canada yes, but also in Louisiana, France, New England, Québec and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. 
We are known as the Acadian Tour Operator !

For over twenty two years our guests have enjoyed authentic and personalized tours that offer memorable ways to appreciate the unique geography and people of Atlantic Canada.

Our courteous and professional bilingual guides will guide your exploration of the rich heritage of the Native Peoples and French Settlers in Eastern Canada.

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We design and coordinate fantastic tours with the utmost attention to every detail. We cannot hide, we absolutely love what we do. Whether for groups or individuals, our guided tours propel the voyageur into history in comfort, enjoyment and a profound Novacadian Experience each day!


We Offer World Class Tours Explorations & Experiences

... Our inspiring topics & destinations;

  • In Eastern Canada;
  • Many places all around the Bay of Fundy with its world’s highest and most impressive tides.
  • Glance and explore the fascinating prehistory/paleolithic era in our regions.  Several thousand years old "Mi'kma'ki"; sacred lands of the First People of eastern edge of Canada.
  • "É Gâtik"/ la Cadie"; land of the first permanent French settlers, Métis. 
  • Cradle of the Acadiens on the continent and in the world.  Begining of New France.
  • Port Royal, Grand Pré, LaHève, Pisiguit, Cobequit, Beaubassin, Louisbourg + +:  heart of old Acadie and home of mythical Évangeline.
  • Original French Acadian farmsteads / villages, European fortified sites and various areas of pre-Deportation Acadian settlements.
  • All you can enjoy all over the Canadian Maritime provinces; Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and France's St-Pierre & Miquelon.  Tours starting or ending in Québec city and Montreal are also on the menu!
  • ''New Scotland" where Celts, Planters & Loyalists colonized former 'disputed' lands...
  •  Joggins, Walton, Blue Beach ++: Geological wonders, land of long gone dinosaurs that left prints and fossils for us to discover.
  • ..and so much more we can customize together.
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  • Novacadie outbound:     (Next tours in 2020!)
  • France;
  • Time immemorial monuments like mysterious megaliths sites, world reknowned cathedrals, abbeys, castles galore, ancestral villages and regions where the forefathers originated from and likewise, where Acadian deportees re-established or transited after the ordeal.
  • In France with Novacadie, reality meets the myths.  Add to this the finest of food and wines, the proud typical people that make it and these countless historic/natural sites all over France and you have yourself an everlasting experience.
  • Louisiana;
  • Ludic exploration of the French, Acadian, Cajun and Créole traits and traditions, through culture, customs and genealogy.  ..Never short of music, food and laughters and the warmest of friendships within amazing Louisiana makes this a 'must' in one's life!  -Coming?

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richard laurin 

Your personal tour director
Richard Laurin will build a
fantastic and educational tour
to suit your specific needs. His
vast knowledge of the great
history and culture of these
lands and peoples will truly
impress every traveler.

Customer Stories

We returned a few days ago from a tremendous vacation to Nova Scotia to trace Karren & Laurie's Acadian roots there. We had a highly recommended guide, Richard Laurin of Novacadie Tours. He was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, patient, & clear in his presentation. It was most special because he customized the tour to bring us to personal ancestral settlement locations. If you ever plan to travel there, I also strongly recommend his service. We got so much more than if we had tried this on our … read more

Tommy Hays

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