Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site is located in the Memramcook Valley in southeastern New Brunswick. The Memramcook Valley is part of the Mi'kmaq territory known as "Siknikt", a district that essentially corresponds to the Chignecto Isthmus region.
For many decades following the Deportation of the Acadians, they experienced what some would call rootedness in silence. In time, however, Acadia saw the birth of new leaders who spawned the movement generally known as the Renaissance Acadienne.
The 19th century heritage building is recognized as a living symbol of the Renaissance Acadienne. It is a community gathering place that allows everyone to appreciate the history, culture and achievements of the Acadian people. The inauguration of the Monument-Lefebvre in 1897 is another sign of the central role played by the Memramcook Valley in the intellectual and cultural life of the Acadians.
In the exhibition "Reflections of a Journey - The Acadian Odyssey Exhibition" visitors are immersed in the world of the Renaissance Acadienne. It explores the milestones of this history, including education, religion, politics, economics and cultural aspects of the past and present.
Hours of operation
Temporarily closed until April 30, 2021
Senior (age 65 and over): $3.40
Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
Discover a time when Britain and France were caught in a tug-of-war for dominance in Acadie, and be moved by the stories of soldiers and settlers who lived and died around the historic star-shaped fort.
Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites
A thriving Acadian settlement here became a pivotal site in the struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the Isthmus of Chignecto region.
Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site
Built by French troops in 1751 to prevent the English from penetrating the Chignecto Isthmus, Fort Gaspareaux served particularly as a provisioning base for the forts of Acadia.
Fundy National Park
The world’s highest tides await visitors at Fundy National Park. Kayak on the Bay of Fundy, explore the seafloor when the tide recedes, hike or bike through native Acadian forests and more at one of Canada’s best-known national parks.
Kouchibouguac National Park
Golden sand dunes, estuaries brimming with life, warm ocean beaches, Mi’kmaq and Acadian culture, the starry spectacle of a Dark Sky Preserve and snowbound winter activities weave together the compelling tapestry of Kouchibouguac National Park.