Explore Acadian Mi-⁠Carême

Interior of the Mi-Carême Interpretive Centre

The Mi-Carême Centre promotes the rich tradition of the Mi-Carême fête that has been celebrated in the local Acadian area for centuries. The Interpretive Centre, located on the picturesque Grand Étang Harbour, features stunning displays, gives an historical overview and offers a variety of monthly events. Visitors learn about this mid-lent celebration, featuring masks, music and dance, through interactive exhibits.

New Experiences and Activities

Dine with the Mi-Carêmes

Celtic Colours event

Traditional Cheticamp Square Set

Celtic Colours event

Visiting the Centre


Once you are on the Cabot Trail and see the Grand Étang Harbour, turn onto the road that hugs the harbour and you will see the Mi-Carême Interpretative Centre. The Centre is located behind the LeMoine Co-op Store of Grand Étang.

View of the Mi-Carême Interpretive Centre

Take the time to enjoy the view, walk alongside the ocean and relax while eating your snack at the picnic tables.

Hours of Operation:

June 3 to Sept. 1: 10am to 5pm, Mon to Sun
Sept. 2 to Oct. 18: 10am to 5pm, Wed to Sun
Open daily during Celtic Colours.

Average length of visit:

You will need at least 30 minutes to explore the exhibit.


There is free parking at the site.


The Mi-Carême Interpretive Centre is wheel chair accessible.


Adult: (17 to 64) $5.00
Senior: (65 and over) $4.00
Student: $4.00
Child: (5 and under) Free
Family: (2 adults, 2–3 children) $12.00
Groups: (10+)
Tour group: $4.00 per person
School group: $3.50 per person