The St. John Valley—located at the point where the United States and Canada meet along the St. John River—is home to around 55,000 people of primarily French heritage. You can get a closer look at this community's culture and history by taking one of the self-guided "Voici the Valley Cultureway" driving tours. "Voici (pronounced vwah-see) the Valley" means "Here is the Valley," a name that reflects the French and English spoken here.
You can choose either the Down River Tour of the East or the Up River Tour of the West. Be sure to bring your passport if you want to complete an entire driving tour, as both tours cross the international border. You can use the Voici the Valley Audio Story and Guide to help you plan your tour. The audio story explains the history, culture and traditions of the region and the 28-page guide includes maps, photographs and descriptions of cultural sites and communities.