Annapolis Royal may be small but it offers much more than expected. There is more history here than in almost all of Canada with so much to discover about our country’s origins and culture. But it is also a place of beauty and variety, worth taking the time to explore.
Fort Anne is a four-bastion fort built to protect the harbour of Annapolis Royal. The fort repelled all French attacks during the early stages of King George's War. Now designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it is managed by Parks Canada.
Beautiful and historical. In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history, including a reconstructed Acadian House showcasing Acadian building methods discovered from local archaeological excavations
Port-Royal National Historic Site features a reconstruction of the Habitation, an enclosed wooden compound. Costumed interpreters will help you understand the challenges faced by the French as they carved out a new settlement in Mi’kmaq land.
Let’s face it, one of the best things about Annapolis Royal is just strolling around and taking in the town. Cafes, restaurants, bars, markets, art and gift shops all beckon. Don’t go without popping into the Crooked Floor shop of gifts and nick-nacks, and don’t miss the Saturday morning farmer’s market in the summer.