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.

The Melanson Settlement is in Annapolis, Nova Scotia. Via Rail has a regular service to Halifax and the site is a two hour drive from there. Visitors can take the ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick which connects to Digby, just a 30-minute drive away. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport has regular flights to and from North America and Europe. Plan to spend an hour on the short (193 m) trail and lookout.

Getting here


3870 Granville Rd.
Port Royal NS B0S 1K0

The Melanson Settlement is in Annapolis, Nova Scotia. Driving time from Halifax is approximately 2 hours; from Yarmouth, approximately 1.5 hours.

How to get here

Hours of operation

Temporarily closed.

Free admission.

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Restrooms Restrooms
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking