Wallace is a picturesque village with a diverse cultural heritage. The remnants of Mi’kmaq habitation and the Acadian dykes are visible reminders of our first Native and European settlers. This fishing and hunting community was then called Remsheg, meaning “the place between”, in the original Mi’kmaq language.

The Wallace and Area Museum has approximately four kilometres of trails open to visitors. In the fall of 1998 the Museum opened several short walking trails to allow visitors to experience nature without having to make a large commitment of time. During the month of June 2000, a new three kilometre wilderness trail was opened for more experienced walkers. This trail connects the Museum with the newly opened Trans Canada Trail which boarders the Museum property. The well-marked new trail allows visitors to see sections of old growth forests and experience a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural environment.

Mission Statement

To enrich community knowledge and awareness of the history, heritage and culture of the village of Wallace and surrounding area.


The mandate of the Wallace and Area Museum is to collect, study, preserve and make available to the public the history of the village of Wallace and surrounding area.