Step into the unique environment of a reconstructed early 17th century French colony. Interact with costumed interpreters who answer questions and point out details about construction techniques and the daily lives and skills of the Habitation’s residents. In this unique place carved out of the wilderness, learn about the beginnings of European colonization and settlement, and the French settlers’ important and friendly relationship with the Mi'kmaq.


Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!

Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App

All activities

Interpretation Special events
Interpretation Self-guided tour
Lookout Lookout
Interpretation Red chairs
Interpretation Good Cheer Trail
Interpretation School programs
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Photo Opportunity Photography
Interpretation Xplorers
Interpretation Step back in time
Notice board Interpretive trail
Picnic area Picnicking