Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.


In June of 1604, French nobleman-courtier Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons and his expedition established a settlement on St. Croix Island. In the milder months, they built houses, a storehouse, kitchen and chapel, and formed strong Aboriginal trade alliances.

In the territory they called “l'Acadie,”—the first attempt at year-round colonization by the French—they faced a bitter winter and set the foundation for an enduring French presence in North America.


Experience the history
History

On July 4, through August 2020, we invite you to access all of Canada’s historic places by visiting the National Trust for Canada website and experiencing history in a new way.

Hours of operation

Since June 1, 2020, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is offering limited visitor access and basic services.

More information

Fees

Free admission

Contact us

Phone
506-636-4011

Email
pc.martello.pc@canada.ca

Sites nearby

  • St. Andrew's Blockhouse National Historic Site

    Built just after the War of 1812 began, St. Andrews Blockhouse recalls an era of conflict along the New Brunswick harbour and US border, when townspeople united to protect family and community from American raiders.

  • Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

    Built around the time of the War of 1812, Carleton Martello Tower once protected New Brunswick’s most important port against American overland invasion. The site features restored barracks, interactive exhibits, and commanding harbour views.

  • Fundy National Park

    The world’s highest tides await visitors at Fundy National Park. Kayak on the Bay of Fundy, explore the seafloor when the tide recedes, hike or bike through native Acadian forests and more at one of Canada’s best-known national parks.

  • Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

    Discover a time when Britain and France were caught in a tug-of-war for dominance in Acadie, and be moved by the stories of soldiers and settlers who lived and died around the historic star-shaped fort.