The project was launched in 2013 with the erection of the deportation cross, which symbolizes concretely and permanently the Acadians’ odyssey on the North American continent, and everywhere else in the world. Thereafter, a medieval patio, a Japanese garden, an orchard and a Zen garden for children were created. A community garden, an arboretum, a rose garden and, of course, a cultural area are also included in the plan.
Several benches, crafted by local artists, with the effigy of the founding Acadian families and the ones living in Saint-Jacques furnish the Parc des Cultures and honour our roots. The beautiful Parc des Cultures is thematically divided. A space set for peacefulness and the sharing of culture and arts. Several cultural events happen there throughout the summer, such as the Symposium des arts en Nouvelle-Acadie and various other shows.
-The Acadian memorial commemorating the Great Upheaval
-Washroom and water fountains