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Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada

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Taste of Nova Scotia "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 Good Cheer Trail Passport at the site and start touring!

More about the historic Order of Good Cheer at Port-Royal
More about the Taste of Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail

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2015 Season Pass offers 2 for 1 in Annapolis Royal!

2015 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 2015 to both Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites. Adult: $9.80, Senior: $8.55 or Family/Group: $24.50. Passes are available at the Parks Canada office at Fort Anne or Westside Studio in Annapolis Royal.

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Join us at one of our many special events!
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Parks Canada on Google Maps

Mainland Nova Scotia places ready now for virtual exploration at maps.google.ca include Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Fort Anne NHS, Halifax Citadel NHS, York Redoubt NHS and Grand Pré NHS.
» Parks Canada Google Maps project...