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Fort Anne National Historic Site turns 100 years old! - January 24th

Parks Canada invites you to a special celebration marking the 100th Anniversary of National Historic Sites in Canada in Annapolis Royal on January 24th.

Annapolis Royal Citizens rally to save Fort Anne after Blockhouse demolished….special re-enactment of 1917 Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 24th - In 1916 the citizens of this small town petitioned the government to preserve the fort as a national historic site, the first of its kind in all of Canada. Join Town Council, community members and Parks Canada as they re-enact the pivotal events that led to its momentous designation on January 24th, 100 years ago.

Join us from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon and be prepared to travel back in forth in time and space. The entertainment begins outside at the Courthouse at 10:00 a.m., reconvenes at Town Hall and finally ends at the Officers’ Quarters museum with a special sneak peek of the new exhibits set to open in June 2017 followed by a celebratory gathering. Inclement weather date is Friday, Jan. 27th.

2017 Activities, Events and Programs

Complete details and lists of events, activities, and programs for the 2017 season are coming soon. Thank you for your interest and please check back regularly.

Southwest Nova Scotia Management Plan now available

A management plan has been prepared for Fort Anne, Port-Royal, Fort Edward, Charles Fort, and Melanson Settlement National Historic Sites of Canada -- known collectively as the national historic sites of Southwest Nova Scotia. This plan was developed based upon extensive public consultation and provides strategic direction for these national historic sites for the next 10 to 15 years.

The plan has been tabled in Parliament and paper copies are available upon request. The Executive Summary of the Management Plan is posted here along with a PDF version of the entire document for download. 

Fort Anne's Officers' Quarters gets a face-lift!

Behind-the-scenes work continues as we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2017. The Officers' Quarters were originally built in 1797 and restored in 1935, and now it’s time to rehabilitate and strengthen the old walls again. Parks Canada staff have been...  >>More 


Canada's Coolest School Trip is coming to Fort-Anne!

Next year is both Canada’s 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada. To highlight these anniversaries, this year’s grand prize is a 5-day, all-expenses paid school trip to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia including a visit to Canada’s first national historic site, Fort Anne!

From June 5-9, 2017 one luck grade 8/secondary 2 class will go on a trip of a lifetime! Students will;

-Explore the beautiful landscape and experience Mi’kmaq culture in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
-Carefully handle artifacts on a white glove at Fort Anne National Historic Site
-Discover the haunted tunnels and chambers of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
-Visit with Samuel de Champlain himself at Port-Royal National Historic Site.
-Uncover the tragic and powerful Acadian history at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
And so much more!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with Parks Canada and the My Parks Pass Partners. Register for Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest today!