Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada

Learning Experiences

School visit to Port-Royal School visit to Port-Royal
© Parks Canada/A. Rierden
Artisan demonstration Artisan demonstration
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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 pages.

School Programs

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 Drumming demonstration
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We offer on-site visits in the fall and spring. Reservation requests should be sent to:
Wayne Melanson
Port-Royal National Historic Site
P.O. Box 9
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
(902) 532-2898
(902) 286-3602

We will send you a confirmation.

Learning Resources


Exhibits at Port-Royal
History and People of Port-Royal