Welcome to the Town of Lamèque’s Website!
The island of the same name, as his neighbouring Miscou Island, is known as an important tourist destination in New Brunswick. Many visitors like the relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty of our beaches and the numerous plant and bird species, including many uncommon ones. Here is a brief overview of our area, some of the following are detailed elsewhere in this Website; don’t wait any longer and discover all of our treasures!
A quick look around and you won’t be surprised to notice that the two major industries in our area are fishing and peat moss.
Lamèque has one of the largest fish processing plants in New Brunswick, the Association cooperative des pêcheurs de l’Île, is open year round. Some other plants are located elsewhere on the island.
The peat moss industry has been a fixture here for over 60 years, with hundreds of people employed. The importance of this industry is celebrated yearly since 1973 during the Lamèque Provincial Peat Moss Festival.
Of course, one cannot forget the International Baroque Music Festival which is presented since 1973. The greatest baroque music performers from all over the world are pleased to present their music in July of every year.
As on most of the other islands in Eastern Canada, the wind is a part of everyday life here and all year round. While drifting and blowing snow can cause headaches for drivers in the winter, the wind is welcomed with open arms by the kite surf and sailboard enthusiasts. Proof that kite surf is becoming an important staple here, international competitions will be held during the 2009 summer!
We invite you to discover or rediscover our islands; let the cool breeze carry you throughout our communities and enjoy your virtual visit...before you are here in person, of course!