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Port-Royal National Historic Site

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Southwest Nova Scotia Management Plan now available

A management plan has been prepared for Fort Anne, Port-Royal, Fort Edward, Charles Fort, and Melanson Settlement National Historic Sites of Canada -- known collectively as the national historic sites of Southwest Nova Scotia. This plan was developed based upon extensive public consultation and provides strategic direction for these national historic sites for the next 10 to 15 years.

The plan has been tabled in Parliament and paper copies are available upon request. The Executive Summary of the Management Plan is posted here along with a PDF version of the entire document for download. 




September 10th Port-Royal Fun Family Day postponed to Spring 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.



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. Starting May 2017, visitors can pick up their Taste of Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail Passport at the site and start touring!