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Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada


Interpreter standing in front of the Habitation at Port-Royal National Historic Site.

Step into the unique environment of a reconstructed early 17th century French colony, interacting with costumed interpreters who answer questions and point out details about construction techniques and the daily lives and skills of the Habitation’s residents. In this unique place carved out of the wilderness, learn about the beginnings of European colonization and settlement, and the French settlers’ amiable, important relationship with the Mi'kmaq people.

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Kids having fun with a cannon at the Habitation at Port-Royal National Historic Site.
If you rebuild it…they will step back in time
Spend time in the life of the 17th century with period-costumed interpreters offering insights and glimpses into an exciting and realistic slice of history at Port-Royal.