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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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Excellent re-creation of an important historical site

A couple of years ago I read a wonderful book on the journeys of Samuel de Champlain. Port-Royal... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan S
,
Vaughan, Canada
via mobile
The Grounds are superb in beauty and the newly renovated Fort is worthwhile of a visit

The tabloids that you find thruout the grounds are very educational. The little hills will keep the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rose-marie D
,
Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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+1 902-532-2898
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A couple of years ago I read a wonderful book on the journeys of Samuel de Champlain. Port-Royal figures prominently in his extraordinary travels in the Americas. What most people don’t know about Champlain is that he was a great cartographer, mapping huge areas of...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tabloids that you find thruout the grounds are very educational. The little hills will keep the little one rolling and running while you read and admire the surroundings. The Fort has been all renovated in the last year and is very educational about the...More

Thank Rose-marie D
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful historic site and the walk around the grounds is lovely! The historic facts are interesting and the old graves are chilling! We will have to return!

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

Thank dramagal03
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 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
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