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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

Fort Anne and Port-Royal’s ‘Fall Season’ begins September 8th

Reminder to visitors and partners that starting Tuesday, September 8th, Fort Anne NHS and Port-Royal NHS will be open five days per week, Tuesday through Saturday during the fall season. Both sites will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Please note, the final day of the summer season at both sites is Saturday, September 5th. Fort Anne and Port-Royal will both be closed on Sunday, September 6th and Monday, September 7th.

Port-Royal will remain open until Saturday, October 10th. The Officers' Quarters Museum at Fort Anne will remain open until Wednesday, September 30th.