L’Acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire, Our Story

Last updated: August 2020
The Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia includes 31,370 people with French as their mother tongue. This represents 3.2% of the population of Nova Scotia.
We are proud to host many books and resources in our collection created by and about our Acadian and Francophone community in a mix of French and English, including these more recent additions. Explore our collection online or at your Library—we can help.

Notre histoire / Our Story digital display

A historical tribute titled L'Acadie et la Francophonie: Notre histoire / Our Story can be found on the 4th floor of Halifax Central Library.
The permanent digital display was created by Halifax's local Acadian and Francophone community in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality, and launched in April 2017. It features a presentation of photographs and quick facts telling the story of Nova Scotia’s large and active Acadian and Francophone community, from 1604 to present day.
Notre history / Our Story celebrates Acadian and Francophone milestones such as the creation of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial in 1996; local community radio Oui 98.5; and notable dates and events like National Acadian Day.
Visit us anytime to view the display and take a look back in history and forward to the future. À bientôt!

Community resources

The Notre histoire / Our Story display outlines several local media resources provided in French, and organizations targeted to the French community.

Events and holidays

The Notre histoire / Our Story display also shares several meaningful dates of note in the Acadian and Francophone community.

  • March 20: The International Francophonie Day
  • June 24: The National Holiday of Québec and all Francophones in Canada
  • July 14: The Fête nationale française (Bastille Day)
  • August 15: National Acadian Day