Did you know that our local beaches were enjoyed as far back as the early 1300s?
Archeological excavations on Shediac Island have revealed that the Mi’kmaq occupied a large summer encampment that accommodated over 300 people. Artifacts found on nearby Skull Island, also called Indian Island, prove that the Mi’kmaq used this location as one of their many sacred burial grounds. These proud indigenous people were known as adept hunter-gatherers and exceptionally skilled fishermen. The Mi’kmaq people, who occupied most of present-day New Brunswick as well as other parts of Eastern Canada, were the first known native people to trade with Europeans.