Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick

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Cap-Pelé
Village
Cap-Pelé is located in New Brunswick
Cap-Pelé
Cap-Pelé
Coordinates: 46°13′54″N 64°16′04″W / 46.23176°N 64.26775°W / 46.23176; -64.26775
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Westmorland County
Incorporated 1969
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Debbie Dodier
 • Deputy Mayor Eliza Leblanc
Area
 • Total 23.78 km2 (9.18 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,256
 • Density 94.9/km2 (246/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E4N
Area code(s) 506

Cap-Pelé (2011 population: 2,256) is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

The community's population meets the requirements for "town" status under the Municipalities Act of the Province of New Brunswick, however there has been no move to change municipal status. The community basically centres on the Intersection of Route 945 and Route 133 however extends to Route 950.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the Northumberland Strait approximately 50 kilometres east of Moncton. Its name translates to Cape Bald; approximately 95% of its residents are Francophone.

History[edit]

House in Cap-Pelé

The village was founded by Acadians in 1780 and incorporated as a municipality in 1969. Fishing is the dominant industry, and the town is home to several smoked herring processing plants known locally as boucannières. As many as 30 smoke houses are found in Cap-Pele and its surrounding areas. Work in the smoke houses tend to be seasonal, and during the summertime certain smokehouses offer guided tours.

Aboiteau Beach[edit]

Cap-Pelé is home to the well known Aboiteau Beach that stretches out for approximately 2.5 kilometers, located inside Aboiteau Park. The beach side complex offers many services including, licensed restaurant with seafood and bar service, a gift shop and patio overlooking the ocean. The park also has 40 cottages available for rent year round.

Demographics[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. (2011) Cap-Pele Community Profile

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Coordinates: 46°12′55.1″N 64°16′14.7″W / 46.215306°N 64.270750°W / 46.215306; -64.270750