This area has a large concentration of Acadians with many festivals and events. You may need two or three days to take it all in.
Start your tour at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche. The museum will give you a solid grounding about Acadians and their history. Close by is the St John the Baptist Church. The church is valued for its well preserved High Victorian Gothic architecture; as an example of the work of Island architect, George Edwin Baker; and for its importance to the heritage of the Acadian people of Miscouche.
From here head to what is called the Évangéline region. You will recognize the Acadian flag on highway signs and enter the villages of Wellington, Abram-Village, Mont Carmel, and Egmont Bay.
Have lunch at Restaurant bar La Trappe located in Le Village musical acadien. While there visit La Palette Art Gallery where Acadian artists showcase their latest works. There is a musical performance on site nearly every day so plan on enjoying some toe tapping music. Leave your car there and take a stroll to the Abram Village Handcraft Co-op where many artisans sell their products. This will provide you with the opportunity to take home a unique souvenir that is only available here. Finally there is an exhibition about the Founders of the Acadian Festival in the Évangéline region located nearby as well.
Other lovely day time activities include a stroll around the Barlow Mill Park and Interpretative Centre in Wellington, a visit to the Mont-Carmel church which is a stunning piece of architecture located on the seashore, and a visit to the Bottle Houses and gardens.
Make a plan to come back in the evening for one of the Supper theatre and events at the Village Musical, the La Cuisine à Mémé productions at the Mont Carmel Hall or the Sunday night concerts put on by The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel. These productions will give you a real taste of Acadian culture, humour and music.
You can camp at the Camping du centre Expo-Festival or stay at the Chalets de la Grande-Basse. There are few accommodations in this area so you may have to venture back to Summerside for the night. It is just a short drive away. Another option is the head further west. Accommodations at the Mill River Resort are less than a half hour away.
After a day or two in this area head west to another Acadian region. Nearly to the northwest tip of the province you will find the town of Tignish. The Tignish Heritage Inn can be your home base while in the area.
Here you can visit the Tignish Museum and the magnificent St. Simon & St. Jude Church, known as the Tignish Church. As of 2006, it is the single largest church on Prince Edward Island, measuring 185 feet high. It can be clearly seen for 6 miles on flat land, and for many more miles at sea. In 1882 a 1,118–pipe hand–pumped [Louis Mitchell] church organ, was installed by long–standing priest Dugald M. McDonald. Although the organ was purchased for $2,400.00 CAD in 1882, its current retail value is an estimated $1 million USD.
To meet Acadians in the region, drop into the offices of Le Conseil Rév. S.-E.-Perrey in Deblois located in the community centre and school there.