Ville de Bouchtouche, NB

Community Application Name:

Town of Bouctouche

Location :

J.K. Irving Centre, 30 Evangeline Street, Bouctouche, NB

Community Website :

Unveiling Date:

November 11, 2016

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

The Town of Bouctouche is situated on the Northumberland Strait at the mouth of the Bouctouche River, in New Brunswick. It has a population of approximately 2,500 people consisting of three vibrant cultures, the Mi’kmaq, Acadians and the English. The region is surrounded by endless bodies of water and wide-open spaces. Tourists enjoy the famous poutine and the sand dune infused beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. The economy has historically been dependent upon fish and wood pulp exports.

The LAV III Monument is located in a new park on a hilltop adjacent to the New Town Hall and the J.K. Irving Centre development which overlooks Bouctouche Bay. This location is truly embedded in the heart of the community and the cultural centre of Kent County.