Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick

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« Au coeur de l’Acadie »
Cap-Pelé is located in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°13′54″N 64°16′04″W / 46.23176°N 64.26775°W / 46.23176; -64.26775
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyWestmorland County
 • TypeMunicipal
 • MayorSerge Léger
 • Deputy MayorYvonne LeBlanc
 • Total23.36 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
 • Total2,425
 • Density103.8/km2 (269/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)506

Cap-Pelé (/ˌkæp pəˈl/)[2] (2016 population: 2,425[1]) is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

Cap-Pelé is a descriptive. Post office changed from Cape Bald to Cap-Pelé by petition of local residents in 1949. Name approved March 2, 1950.[3]

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 but extends to Route 950.


It is located on the Northumberland Strait approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Moncton. Approximately 88% of its residents are Francophone.


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 tends 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 kilometres (1½ miles), 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.


Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Census Profile, 2016 Census Cap-Pelé, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  3. ^ Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 72. ISBN 0-7715-9754-1.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada. (2011) Cap-Pele Community Profile

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