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Step into a re-creation of France's first successful New World colony when you visit Port-Royal National Historic Site. A walk through the village gives you the experience what one of the earliest settlements in Canada was like. Staff dress in period costumes and many perform jobs and tasks from the time period. Children can take part in an explorer program by completing various period educational tasks around the village. Once kids complete the tasks, they are rewarded with a souvenir. Use our Annapolis Royal online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Port-Royal National Historic Site and other attractions in Annapolis Royal.
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We had no idea what to expect when visiting the habitaçion. This was an all-male trading outpost not unlike some of the trading posts we have visited in northern Canada, but Acadian style. The... more »
Vistited Port Royal for the first time in over 25 years. Such a wonderful reproduction of the actual habitation. Though there was no guided tour, the interpreter, Spike, was outstanding. He... more »
I grew up in the area and visited here many times as a child. In later years, we took our children here. Just this weekend, I took my grandson on Sunday, and the next day I took another grandchild! It is still a captivating place and I loved it! So did they. They especially enjoyed the bingo card in the booklet provided for kids. They are still talking about it. Great staff, extremely reasonable entry fees. Thank you!
I loved this place. Having the rebuild of the old fort really shows you what European settlers lived like and went through. Could have had a bit more to do with First Nations. Felt that was lacking majorly. However a stunning view.
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