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National Historic Sites of Canada

The Sally Port, entrance to fort grounds, Fort Anne NHS
Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada

Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada is Canada’s oldest – a present day reminder of a time when conflict between Europe’s empire builders was acted out on the shores of the Annapolis River.


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National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation's defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. There are more than 950 national historic sites in Canada; of these, 167 are administered by Parks Canada.


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