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Port-Royal celebrates 75 years of preservation!

This summer, Port-Royal National Historic Site celebrates 75 years since its reconstruction, marking the beginning of the historic preservation movement in Canada. Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Royal community, invites you to join us Sunday, July 3rd, from 10am - 4pm as we celebrate the occasion. The official ceremony will begin at 1pm... >>Special events


Canada Day at Port-Royal - Friday July 1st

Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday at Parks Canada’s first reconstructed site - official grand opening was held 75 years ago! Listen to musical entertainment and enjoy a slice of Canada Day cake at the oldest permanent European settlement north of Saint Augustine, Florida. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Taste of Nova Scotia launches Good Cheer Trail

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In 1606, Samuel de Champlain started the Order of Good Cheer social club at the Habitation, the site of the first attempt at a permanent European settlement in the new world. Now a National Historic Site, Port-Royal is pleased to offer visitors the chance to learn more about the Order of Good Cheer and to also be a highlight of Canada’s first winery, craft brewery and distillery trail, that celebrates our long tradition of hospitality and pride for the bounty of Nova Scotia. Visitors can pick up their Taste of Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail Passport at the site and start touring!

2016 Season Pass offers 2 for 1 in Annapolis Royal!

2016 Season Passes to Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites offer great value for not only history buffs but also dog walkers and special event enthusiasts! The Season Pass provides you with unlimited visits during 2016 to both Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites, and are available at both sites. Adult: $9.80, Senior: $8.55 or Family/Group: $24.50.