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Akadi Lumina Night Walk

Gallery

Akadi Lumina Gallery

Store

Store Acadian South

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type loop
Distance 1.5 km
Estimated Time 1 hr 30 mins return
Surface Type wood chips, boardwalk
Elevation Change 9 metres
Features light displays
Trail Markers signs
Scenery Rating must see
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly no
Fees yes

Description

Note that this is a night hike, and reservations are required.

Akadi Lumina is an immersive experience that tells stories of Acadian Culture, while stimulating your senses through a multitude of light shows. As you make your way around the looped trail, you will pass by tiny, lit up houses that talk, a foot stomping dance party that you can get involved with, and several laser light shows that fill the forest with color. There are also projections that look like they float in between the trees. Our favorite was the area where the forest floor was covered in lights that looked like small mushrooms. The lights rippled across the forest floor as you walk through them. A section of rainbow lit boardwalk provides views of the lights of the Town of Bouctouche.

Lights on the forest floor at Akadi Lumina

At the end of the trail, you come out to a bonfire area with a stage. On our visit there was a singer singing Acadian songs. You can get your picture taken next to the Akadi Lumina sign and hang out here, so the experience doesn't have to end. We love unique ways to get people out hiking in the woods at night!

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Directions

From Route 11, take exit 32 to Bouctouche and turn towards Bouctouche. After driving through town (1 km) turn right onto Route 134 south and cross the bridge. After 1.2 kilometres look for the big sign for Le Pays de la Sagouine on the right. Turn in here. Drive into the parking lot and park. The Akadi Lumina Trail begins off the end of the farthest parking lot. You will pass it as you enter the parking lots.

The entrance to Akadi Lumina

External Links

Trail Last Hiked: August 27, 2023.

Page Last Updated: February 25, 2024.