Wedgeport

Interpretive nature trails begin at the wharf and lead through the wood, past marshes and along shorelines. The oldest maintained Acadian historical site in southwestern Nova Scotia, the Butte-de-la-Croix, is a symbol of the courage and perseverance of the Acadians returning from exile in 1767. The Festival Acadien de Wedgeport is held here at the end of June.

St. Michael’s Church (left), Wedgeport. The Mission of St. Michael’s, to become the present Parish, was established and the first church built in 1822. A second church was built in 1867. It was remodelled and the spire removed in 1903. In 1913 it was incorporated into the much enlarged church of St. Michael of today. The church is noted for its magnificent Memorial windows: and for its High Altar beautifully carved by two parishioners.

The community of Wedgeport hosts the annual Festival Acadien de Wedgeport each year. The Festival celebrates Canadian and Acadian heritage and includes Canada Day ceremonies, parades, variety shows, bazaar, Acadien pagent, traditional costumes, dance, softball tournaments. Ethnic food will be cooked and sold during the festival. Some events have admission fees, most are free.