In the Area
In addition to its rich human history, the power of nature is everywhere around the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley. Whether you are looking to explore Acadian and Mi’kmaq history, tour Annapolis Royal’s historic streetscapes or walk along the sea, the links below will help expand and enhance your visit to the area.
Tour Annapolis Royal
The area’s rich cultural mosaic is brought to life through the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal’s guided tour program. The association offers Candlelight Graveyard Tours, National Historic District Tours, Acadian Heritage Tours and customized tours. It also publishes Stroll through the Centuries, a self-guided walking tour brochure for visitors who prefer to explore at their own pace.
Tour Nova Scotia's Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley Region
Tour themes from Nova Scotia’s official tourism web site include whale watching, birding, wildflowers, kayaking and more.
Port-Royal National Historic Site Port Royal, 10 km (6 mi) west of Annapolis Royal
Features a reconstruction of early 17th-century buildings representing the former colony of the French who settled for a time along the Nova Scotia coast.
Melanson Settlement National Historic Site Port Royal, 9 km (5 mi) west of Annapolis Royal
Contains the archaeological remains of a pre-Deportation Acadian community and highlights the Acadians' unique dykeland agriculture practiced along the Annapolis River.
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Route 8, Maitland Bridge
Keji is the only inland national park in the Maritimes. Around a 35-minute drive from Annapolis Royal, the park features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for camping, canoeing and kayaking.
Grand Pré National Historic Site Exit 10, Grand Pré Road, Grand Pré
A commemoration of the history of the Acadians and the Deportation of 1755.
Sinclair Inn Museum National Historic Site (c.1710) 136 St. George Street
O'Dell House Museum (c.1869) 230 Lower St. George Street
North Hills Museum (c.1760) 5065 Granville Road, Granville Ferry
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens 441 St. George Street
Upper Clements Parks Route 1, 6 km (3.5mi) west of Annapolis Royal
King's Theatre 209 St. George Street
ArtsPlace Art Centre 396 St. George Street
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station Interpretive Centre at the Annapolis River causeway
Rendez-vous de la Baie Acadian Interpretive Centre and Museum Church Point