Visit Argyle

Our Municipality is made up of 1500 square kilometers of both coastal and inland communities. Because of our unique geography, many of our communities are located on “fingers of land” which jut out into the sea. The longest continuously settled Acadian French culture region in Atlantic Canada . . . with the world's best seafood & hardshell lobster.

The Bon Temps . . . toujours acadienne region welcomes you! Our tourism region boasts superb Nova Scotia accommodations in a variety of styles and budgets, fantastic culinary offerings, outdoor adventure, great golf, and engaging museums.

Bon Temps is home to the largest Acadian French speaking population in Nova Scotia and is also the only region of continuous Acadian culture and settlement since the early 17th century. You'll experience genuine hospitality and the most authentic French culture this side of Quebec.tusket -looking up the river

In 1653, Charles de La Tour gave to Philippe Mius d'Entremont the choice to settle wherever he would like. He chose what was then known to the Indians as Pobomcoup, meaning "a place where holes have been made through the ice to fish". Charles de La Tour founded the place as a barony, the first ever constituted in Acadia, and the second in all of Canada.

He gave to Philippe Mius d'Entremont the title of Baron. The center of the barony was located on the east side of the harbour, not far from its head. It was in this same year 1653 that Philippe Mius d'Entremont came to live here, with his wife, Madeleine Hélie, and their daughter Marguerite, who was born in France and was to become the wife of Pierre Melanson, the founder of Grand-Pré.

While Grand Pré is today an important historical monument, "Pobomcoup" or Pubnico remains a vibrant Acadian community, along with scenic communities with names like Ste. Anne de Ruisseau, Wedgeport, Tusket, East Kemptville, Belleville, Argyle Head, Quinan, and Surette's Island. This web site is your guide to unique vacation experiences shaped & informed by this rich Acadian history.

We have a population of approximately 8700 people with roughly 65% being francophone- mostly of Acadian descent. In addition to the rich Acadian heritage we also boast a vibrant Loyalist, Métis, Planter and Mi'kmaq culture.

Indeed, the Bon Temps region continues the tradition of good cheer with food and festivity drawn from the local land and sea! Use the navigation bar to the right to plan your next holiday in Bon Temps . . . toujours acadienne!!!

Visit our Bon Temps website at www.bontempsnovascotia.ca

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