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Traditional Music Thursdays, Part 2
Thursday, July 28

Spend a relaxing afternoon listening to the music of Harvey Marcotte who will play fiddle and mandolin in beautiful Port-Royal on July 28, 1 pm to 3 pm. 

Enjoy talented entertainers in a special four-part musical series to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the official grand opening of Port-Royal National Historic Site. Clap your hands and tap your feet to the music. Remember to bring a chair or a blanket. Next performances August 4th with Dan Froese and 18th with Wayne Currie and Tom Berry.

September 10th Port-Royal Fun Family Day Postponed to May 27, 2017

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada. We invite you to attend our season opening party; a special family day sponsored by the Municipality of the County of Annapolis and co-hosted with Parks Canada. Bring family and friends, some lawn chairs and a picnic. Enjoy the musical entertainment, fly your kite, give Parka a hug, take part in children’s activities, learn the history of the site and make certain that you visit the Habitation. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

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.


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.