Immerse in a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people. Uncover the tale of Le grand dérangement through engaging multimedia. Admire the statue of Evangeline, heroine of an epic Longfellow poem. View impressive artefacts and statues, storytellers of a turbulent history.
Located in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is Grand-Pré National Historic Site—once the epicentre of Acadian culture and now the most significant memorial to their tragic upheaval.
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Fort Edward National Historic Site
Fort Edward is home to North America’s oldest blockhouse, a two-storey defensive structure built by the British in 1750 to secure their hold over Nova Scotia. Visitors today can visit the grounds and blockhouse to see a piece of Canada’s military history.
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Converse with costumed interpreters as they share their knowledge and tell the story of a colony of intrepid French inhabitants. Experience the early 17th century lifestyle in the reconstructed Habitation at Port-Royal. You will also learn about the way of life of the first people on this land – the Mi’kmaq.
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Dating to the early 1600s, Fort Anne on Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River is Canada’s first administered National Historic Site. A new innovative interpretive exhibit complements the historic grounds, whose earthen walls and restored buildings speak to centuries of struggle.
Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site
Explore 4,000 years of Mi’kmaw heritage. Camp lakeside amidst Acadian forest. Spot harbour seals from a singing beach. Be enthralled by a Dark Sky Preserve. There are many sides to Kejimkujik and you can discover them all.
Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites
A thriving Acadian settlement here became a pivotal site in the struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the Isthmus of Chignecto region.