Port-Royal National Historic Site
Port-Royal features a reconstruction of the Habitation, one of the earliest European settlements in North America where Samuel de Champlain lived in 1605.
Costumed interpreters share with visitors the challenges faced by the French, and their friendship with the Mi’kmaq. It is located in Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
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Transport yourself back in time to 1605 to get a unique glimpse of what life was like in the Habitation.
In the heart of Acadia
Immerse yourself in Acadian culture and traditions on this 7-day itinerary!
Visiting Port-Royal National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Things to do, guided tour, events, perfect picnic, Good Cheer Trail, family and school programs, picnic.
Plan your visit
Maps and directions, facilities and services, hours, fees.
Shop and reserve
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Visitor passes and program fees. Film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.
Passes and permits
Discovery Pass. Film permits.
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, weather, seasonal safety, visitor guidelines.
About Port-Royal National Historic Site
Culture and history
Culture, history, people of significance, designation.
Stewardship and management
Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.
Planning to visit during COVID-19?
902-532-2898 (May to October)
902-532-2321 (October to May)
Hours of operation
May 19 to October 8, 2023
9 am to 5 pm
The grounds are open year-round.
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