The rebuilding of this fort will serve to promote the history of Acadia and of New Brunswick at the end of the 17th century. A book of 232 pages, "Acadia at the End of the 17th Century" was written on this subject by John Clarence Webster and published in 1934 by the New-Brunswick Museum. This book will be used as an interpretation tool at the reconstructed fort. A French version should also be available for the visitors once the reconstruction is completed.


The replica of Fort Mishawka will be a tourist attraction for the north side of the city of Fredericton. David Morel, a regional economy professor at the University of New Brunswick, says this reconstructed fort will become one of the major attractions of the municipality4. Fort Mishawka is also a component of Fredericton’s riverfront development plan. The tourism potential of this major project is therefore enormous

A link between two cultures

The location of the fort will serve as an historical link between the two cultures, English and French. It will be also be a connecting agent between two capitals: the capital of Acadia and the capital of New Brunswick. At the end of the century, Fort Mishawka was the place of residence of the commander or governor of Acadia, Joseph Robin, seer de Ville on, as well as the administrative centre of the colony. It will be a symbol for our officially bilingual province and an historical benchmark connecting the capital of the English regime and of the French regime in the same city.

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