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Port-Royal National Historic Site

Port-Royal National Historic Site Photo Cr. Dan Froese  
Port-Royal National Historic Site features a reconstruction of the Habitation, an enclosed wooden compound where, in 1605, Samuel de Champlain helped establish one of the earliest European attempts at settlement in North America. Costumed interpreters will help you understand the challenges faced by the French as they carved out a new settlement. Let your imagination soar as you walk along the shore of the Annapolis Basin, and gaze at the same horizon the Mi'kmaq experienced for thousands of years and that Champlain saw in 1605.