Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada
In the Area
Photos on this page © Parks Canada; used with permission of the Town of Annapolis Royal and King's Theatre
General guide for visitors to the province. Includes accommodations and sightseeing.
Destination Southwest Nova Scotia
General guide for visitors to the region. Includes accommodations and sightseeing.
Town of Annapolis Royal
Community topics, businesses, events
In addition to its rich human history, the power of nature is everywhere around the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley. Whether you are looking to explore Acadian and Mi’kmaq history, tour Annapolis Royal’s historic streetscapes or walk along the sea, the links below will help expand and enhance your visit to the area.
Tour Annapolis Royal
The area’s rich cultural mosaic is brought to life through the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal’s guided tour program. The association offers Candlelight Graveyard Tours, National Historic District Tours, Acadian Heritage Tours and customized tours. It also publishes Stroll through the Centuries, a self-guided walking tour brochure for visitors who prefer to explore at their own pace.
Tour Nova Scotia's Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley Region
Tour themes from Nova Scotia’s official tourism web site include whale watching, birding, wildflowers, kayaking and more.
Port-Royal National Historic Site Port Royal, 10 km (6 mi) west of Annapolis Royal
Fort Anne National Historic Site 323 St. George Street
The most-attacked site in Canadian history, Fort Anne played a key role in military conflicts. Discover the links to the many cultural groups who have come to the area, including the Acadians, Mi'kmaq, Scots, French, Planters and Loyalists.
Features a reconstruction of early 17th-century buildings representing the former colony of the French who settled for a time along the Nova Scotia coast. O'Dell House Museum
(c.1869) 230 Lower St. George Street
Located on the Annapolis Royal waterfront, the museum features an Age of Sail display, costume collection, Louis Jeremy Micmac crafts, and much more. Sinclair Inn Museum
(c.1710) 136 St. George Street
Tour the earliest surviving Acadian building in Canada. View pictorial displays and take a guided tour through almost four centuries of construction history. North Hills Museum
(c.1760) 5065 Granville Road, Granville Ferry
Located in a circa 1764 farmhouse on one of the most historic roads in Canada, North Hills Museum features Georgian décor assembled by the late antiques collector Robert Patterson. Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens 441 St. George Street
With ten acres of gardens, seven acres of reclaimed marshland and a fifty acre wildfowl sanctuary, the gardens enjoy a unique setting overlooking the wetlands and meadows of a tidal river valley.
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Route 8, Maitland Bridge
Keji is the only inland national park in the Maritimes. Around a 35-minute drive from Annapolis Royal, the park features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for camping, canoeing and kayaking.
Grand Pré National Historic Site Exit 10, Grand Pré Road, Grand Pré
A commemoration of the history of the Acadians and the Deportation of 1755.
Upper Clements Family Vacation Park Route 1, 6 km (3.5mi) west of Annapolis Royal
10 hectare (25 acre) park. Enjoy a variety of rides and attractions, including live theatre and a flume ride, carousel and roller coaster.
Upper Clements Wildlife Park Route 1, 8 km (5mi) west of Annapolis Royal
Displays of native Nova Scotian animals and the Queen's Royal Red Deer are set out along a curving forested trail in a natural setting. Included are lynx, cougar, porcupines, foxes, ground hogs, skunks, deer and moose. Nature trail.
King's Theatre 209 St. George Street
It offers films, live theatre, concerts and many other community activities.
ArtsPlace Art Centre 396 St. George Street
Regional art centre and gallery located in a registered historic building. Year round exhibitions by local and visiting artists, workshops, coffee houses.
Annapolis Basin Tidal Power exhibit At the Annapolis River causeway
Prototype installation demonstrates the generation of hydro-electric power from the Fundy tides - the only saltwater generating station in North America. Display of tidal-power plant operation and view of the tidal flow at the interpretive centre on-site.
Bear River Cultural Center 194 Reservation Road, Bear River, 28 km (17.5mi) west of Annapolis Royal
Share in Mi'kmaq traditions and knowledge.