To live in Caraquet is to benefit from a quality of life by having access to a community that has a rich heritage of knowledge and history, and which has kept its Acadian colors and values. Living in Caraquet is enjoying a prosperous economic climate for entrepreneurs since the city is a must in the Acadian Peninsula.

To settle in Caraquet is to open up to the culture and the arts, it is to contribute to the identity building and the blooming of the French language. Settling in Caraquet is to take advantage of the green spaces and the sea while benefiting from organized sports and leisure within the city. Whether it is summer or winter, Caraquet is inspired by the seasons.

The city is innovating and taking the pulse of its community in order to establish activities, services, and infrastructures that will attract people to move in and inspire young people to stay in Caraquet or to return when their studies are completed.


The City of Caraquet assumes its role of leader, in partnership with the members of the community, in the realization of a global and sustainable development project in order to ensure optimal quality of services to its citizens.

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Our Team

On behalf of the municipality and on my own behalf, I would like to welcome you to our website, a virtual gateway to the beauty of our city. As you will notice while browsing, Caraquet is a city unlike any of its kind: Cultural capital of Canada in 2003 and 2009, Caraquet has shops for everyone's taste, an important seaport where several species of fish are unloaded, and many other charms. The sea, the artists, the friendliness, the warm hospitality of our citizens, our major attractions and our many festivals, enhanced with the vibrant colors of the Acadian flag, will make your stay with us unforgettable.

Visitors, we invite you to come and meet us to fully experience the natural, cultural and economic beauties of our wonderful part of the country. Come experience Acadia.

Investors, we have something to satisfy you! We have quality infrastructures, including our industrial park, access to the sea and Route 11, in short, everything to ensure that all your business projects are fulfilled.

I hope that your visit will allow you to better appreciate what we offer and answer all your questions about the municipality.

Bernard Thériault
Mayor of Caraquet

City council

Bernard Thériault, Mayor
Phone: 506 726-2727
Florence Albert, Councillor
Jacques Boucher, Councillor
Louise Blanchard, Councillor
Pierre Boudreau, Councillor

Jean-Claude Doiron, Councillor
Terry K. W. Ing, Councillor
Nicole Hébert, Councillor
Marie-Soleil Landry, Councillor

Kim Légère,

General management

The designated Lead Director of the Town of Caraquet by the municipal council, Marc Duguay, administers the daily activities of the corporation. He manages a workforce of approximately 35 employees, as well as the town's operating budgets and capital works. The Lead Director sits on many committees as the town's representative. He acts as a link between the municipal council and the executive staff, and also ensures that the Council has access to the expertise and recommendations of the employees of the corporation.

To contact us: 506-726-2727



City Council Meetings

Ordinary meetings of the Caraquet City Council are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall (10, du Colisée Street).




Here are the most requested regulations in effect in the town of Caraquet. "Version refondue" means that the posted regulations contain all changes made to them over time in one document.

However, for the purposes of legal interpretation, the original documents must be consulted (the original registered version of the bylaws and the original registered version of each of the amendments). These documents are available in paper version from the town clerk at 726-2727.


Under the supervision of the General manager, the Town of Caraquet has a considerable budget of more than $ 6 million annually to provide the services needed by its population, all in accordance with the objectives of the City Council and the Municipal Act.

Assistance Programs

Centre-Ville Caraquet

Twinning Partners

Twinning is a partnership, a framework for encouraging actions that lead to mutual enrichment between two municipalities: development of cultural exchanges in the fields of arts, vocational training, economy and tourism, and the study of prospects for common actions favorable to territorial political exchanges.


Marennes, France

Marennes is a municipality located in the south-west of France in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Its population is about 5 500 inhabitants. It owes its fame to the production of oysters called "green". The Caraquet-Marennes twinning goes back almost sixty years, and our archives show that already in 1959 links were created around the fishing industry and that a few years later the twinning became official. Many meetings and exchanges have taken place since.

In 2014, a new public square was erected at the front of Caraquet Town Hall: "Place Marennes" is inaugurated as a symbol of our privileged relationship. In 2017, the signing of a multi-year cooperation agreement commits the two communities to a project of interterritorial cooperation in order to make Francophonie a lever of development and to allow the emergence of common actions.

Visit Marennes' website

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

On June 3, 2015, the cities of Caraquet and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, signed a twinning and friendship agreement. It is at the annual conference of Les Arts et la Ville in Moncton that mayors engaged their respective cities in a pact of cultural exchange and mutual aid.

The similarities, mainly in the cultural dynamism of the two cities, make the exchanges between the municipal administrations, the organizers of events and the artists of both cities greatly encouraged the signing of such a protocol.

The mayors are delighted and intend to make this agreement the basis for successful exchanges that could possibly go beyond the cultural world.

Visit de Royn-Noranda's website