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Port-Royal National Historic Site

53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
+1 902-532-2898
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The original structure was built here in 1605 and is the first official settlement in Canada by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claudetteth
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Charlottetown, Canada
via mobile
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

I cannot review this attraction as it was closed when we arrived on a Sunday morning. Nowhere on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
happyholidays779
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Kent, United Kingdom
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The original structure was built here in 1605 and is the first official settlement in Canada by French people from France. It was destroyed by the British on 1613. In the early 1900's there was a movement to have the habitation rebuilt and the project...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 2 days ago

I cannot review this attraction as it was closed when we arrived on a Sunday morning. Nowhere on the entrance board did it give the opening times/days and while we were there other visitors arrived who, like us , thought that a major attraction would...More

Thank happyholidays779
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even when this place is closed, it still offers incomparable views. Bring a lunch and enjoy the scenery.

Thank dramagal03
Reviewed 1 week ago

A recreated 17th century French Trading Pos with a commanding view of the Bay. Lots of furnished rooms to explore - fun for all the family.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around this habitat...you get a feel how families, and solders lived, how rough it was and how tough it would have been during the winter months...very informative!

Thank Lise H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just full of atmosphere. The first Parks Canada re-cration I believe. So well done it's lasted 70years or so. A wonderful spot.

Thank 6,491
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though the restoration only dates to the 1940's it was really well done and very interesting about life of the French right after the arrival of Champlain.

Thank Neal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is such interesting, environmental project and the guide was extremely clear and knowledgeable. He also explained the research and future projects. It is hard not to get excited with a guide like that!! Thank you!

Thank Marijke W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was one reason we were drawn to Nova Scotia; it did not disappoint. The reconstruction was made several decades ago when attention to historical fact might give way to over-romanticizing. However, we did not see that. The reconstruction was complete, except that there...More

Thank retengr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide at the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station recommended that we visit this historic site since it was only a few miles down the road. The guide there was dressed in period costume and gave an informative introduction before we entered the settlement. We learned...More

1  Thank Sharon W
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