Deux Rivières Resort was established from a dream to provide the entire region with a place where tourists could stay. Business people in the area imagined themselves creating a place that would meet the accommodation needs of the Acadian Peninsula. Since hotel chains did not show interest in the project, the community answered the need and built this first-class infrastructure.
In 1997, the development plan was started and the necessary land was acquired. Construction of the first 33 cottages began in 1999. The convention center was then built in 2000. In 2001, 17 additional cottages were built, bringing the total number of cottages to 50. Private investors contributed the funds necessary for the cottages’ construction, while the municipality of Tracadie managed the Convention Center and the rental of the cottages through its Deux Rivières Development Corporation.
In 2004, the MV/Cajun III boat was purchased which served as a local tourist attraction but which was destroyed in 2014. In 2005, a health center and spa was added to the facilities.
In 2009, the resort diversified its accommodation offer by building a 20-room hotel that opened their doors in the spring of 2009, just in time for the Congrès Mondial Acadien. The company wanted to grow and have enough accommodation to hold medium-sized conventions on site. Investors of the cottages then became shareholders of the hotel with the registration of a corporation to oversee its management.
In 2012, the company changed its name to Deux Rivières Resort, which better represented the services offered. In 2013, the municipality’s Deux Rivières development corporation withdrew from the resort, which is now entirely managed by a corporation of investor-owners.
Deux Rivières Resort has 30 employees and 30 shareholders. Seven (7) of these shareholders sit on the board of directors.