School visit to Port-Royal © Parks Canada/A. Rierden
Artisan demonstration © Parks Canada
Port-Royal National Historic Site invites you to explore and get to know this remarkable treasure. The major stories connected to the Site include the beginnings of European colonization and settlement; relations among the French settlers and the Mi'kmaq during the 17th century; and French construction techniques and other skills used by the settlers to survive in their new homeland. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring these topics through this website and through on-site programs. See for yourself this milestone in the Canadian heritage movement.
For background information and to get a sense of the history and people that gave Port-Royal significance, please visit the Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures
Our programs provide education experiences that introduce elementary, middle and high school students to the unique story of Port-Royal. As a living museum, students see the past through the eyes of costumed interpreters who will demonstrate and convey how the explorers who lived here lived and survived.
Drumming demonstration © Parks Canada
We offer on-site visits in the fall and spring. Reservation requests should be sent to:
Port-Royal National Historic Site
P.O. Box 9
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
We will send you a confirmation along with suggestions for pre-visit materials to help you prepare your class for a program.
Exhibits at Port-Royal
History and People of Port-Royal