As the third Roman Catholic church constructed on this site since 1812, Notre Dame du Mont Carmel is significant as the spiritual home of many Acadian families in the Mont Carmel area of PEI.
Thanks to the permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as the Genealogical Research Center, you will discover almost 300 years of Acadian presence on the Island. The first Acadians arrived at the Isle Saint-Jean in 1720. You will appreciate a video as well as paintings mounted in Claude Picard’s gallery. A patrimonial hiking trail allows you to learn while enjoying the outdoor. Proud of their heritage, the Acadians knew how to protect their culture and their language. Genealogical research centre and Gift shop. Open all year long. Admission charged.
Walk through three fantasy-like buildings made of over 25,000 coloured glass bottles; admire the symphony of light and colour within.Take a souvenir picture in front of the giant-size 13 foot bottle, take a peaceful walk through the colorful gardens and enjoy the scent of thousands of flowers.
2001 Attractions Canada Provincial laureat in “Outdoor Developed Site” category. 2005 “Coup de Coeur” National laureat at Lauriers de la PME. Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and 1000 Places to See Before You Die.
Make sure to bring your camera!!