Bas-Caraquet, NB, incorporated as a village in 1966, population 1380 (2011c), 1471 (2006c). The Village of Bas-Caraquet is located 7 km east of Caraquet. The community was formerly known as Lower Caraquet. The economy of the area is based on fishing, especially crab, lobster and herring. The population of the area is primarily Acadian. The Acadian Historical Village, a living history museum, is located close by. This museum interprets the history of New Brunswick's Acadian settlers and is an important tourist attraction in the province.