Brule is situated on scenic Sunrise Trail (Highway 6) in conjunction with Highway 326 in Colchester County on the shores of the Northumberland Strait. Brule garners its name from an 18th century battle between the Mi'kmaq and Quebec Indians, in which much of the surrounding land was burnt. Brule means "burnt" in French. In 1770, nearly two dozen family move to Brule from Lunenburg, with much help from J.F.W. DesBarres, as it was his land at the time.

In 1864, the Fathers of the Confederation left from here in Brule to Charlottetown via the SS Heather Belle to start talks on what would become the birth of the nation of Canada. Today, notable industries in Brule are both agriculture and fishing. Brule is located just 50.3 km (31.3 mi.) north of Truro.

The forests surrounding Brule are comprised of a rare fossil dating back 290 million years ago from an ancient tree species known as Walchia. The Brule Fossil Centre exhibits these ancient fossils for everyone to see. As well, Brule is home to warm swimmable waters, beaches, fishing, nearby art galleries, golfing, festivals, museums and numerous attractive sights.

Brule accommodations include cottages.

Heritage Cottages
Long Term
4261 Hwy 6
Sunrise Shore Marina & Cottages
Long Term
405 Brule Shore Rd
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