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The Cradle of Acadie

The Port-Royal / Annapolis Royal area is the "Cradle of Acadie" and a must-visit destination. It is a convenient home base to use to explore the former Acadian regions of Grand-Pre / Piziquid (Windsor) and present-day Clare / Argyle areas.

Click on the ACADIAN cover photo or blue button below for our 22-page Acadian Visitors Guide.

Special thanks to The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, Parks Canada, Mapannapolis, Andrew Tolson, Adam Ruzzo, Belleisle Hall Acadian Cultural Centre and the Municipality of the County of Annapolis.

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Annapolis Royal Deportation

The deportation from Annapolis Royal was the second largest in 1755 after Grand-Pre. A total of 1,664 people were deported on 7 boats. Tenth-generation Acadian ambassador, Alan Melanson, tells the story of this lesser known deportation and The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal's plans to commemorate it.


SUGGESTED ACADIAN TOUR ITINERARIES

The Port-Royal / Annapolis Royal Area, "The Cradle of Acadie", is centrally-located and a perfect home base to Explore Acadie. Travelling towards Halifax, you can visit the former Acadian regions of Grand-Pré and Piziquid to learn about the Expansion of Acadie before the deportation. Head in the opposite direction from Annapolis Royal towards Yarmouth for a visit to the Clare and Argyle regions and discover the story of the Return to Acadie and see where the Acadians resettled after the deportation. Here are the first Itineraries for these three Explorer Guide tours.


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Be sure to check out the videos below by Historica Canada, Tourism Nova Scotia, Andrew Tolson and our partner Mapannapolis, an award-winning volunteer group that is passionate about mapping and sharing the history of our area. You'll find interesting StoryMaps, Videos, Blog and more on their Mapannapolis website: www.mapannapolis.ca

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The Acadian Visitors Guide is a joint project of The Hisorical Association of Annapolis Royal and the Explorer Visitors Guide. Special Thanks to Parks Canada, Mapannapolis, Historica Canada, Andrew Tolson and our partner Mapannapolis, an award-winning volunteer group that is passionate about mapping and sharing the history of our area. You'll find interesting StoryMaps, Videos, Blog and more on their Mapannapolis website: www.mapannapolis.ca




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