AS ONE OF THE OLDEST European settlements in Canada, Annapolis Royal is one of only a few 
National Historic Districts in the country. In 1605 the area was settled by a small group of French 
explorers led by Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Mons. The French named the new land Port-Royal 
and built the Habitation as a centre for their operations in Acadie.

In Annapolis Royal you will enjoy a delightful blend of culture and stunning scenery as you stroll through 
400 years of history. Outdoor activities are abundant, including hiking trails, biking, golf, canoeing, 
fishing and bird watching. Visit historic sites and gardens, take a candlelight graveyard tour, wander 
through artists' studios and spend a Saturday morning at the Farmers and Traders Market. 

Unique shopping, live theatre, gourmet meals and historic inns and B&B's make the Annapolis Royal 
area the perfect weekend and vacation destination.

Phone 902-532-2043 for your free travel kit or check out the website at

 Historic - Scenic - Fun

Play a round of golf.

Buy local produce, crafts & more at the Farmers & Traders Market. 

Enjoy a boardwalk stroll, historic tours and scenic waterfront shopping.

Visit Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and explore 400 years of history.

Step back in time and explore Fort Anne, Canada’s oldest National Historic Site.

Take in a show at King’s Theatre. Walk on the bottom of the ocean floor. See p. 29 for high tide photo, about 6 hours later.



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