As the only province that recognizes both of Canada’s official languages (English and French), New Brunswick is open to innovative ideas and new cultural influences. The province is home to over 100 ethnic communities from around the world.
Of the province’s 784,000 residents, over 260,000 speak French. The province also has the largest number of French speakers in Atlantic Canada.
The Acadian people, pioneers and builders of the country, have celebrated Acadian Day on August 15 since 1881, the year in which the first national Acadian convention was held in Memramcook, New Brunswick. The National Acadian Day Act was passed by the Government of Canada in 2003.