Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada rests on the banks of the Annapolis River in a valley surrounded by mountains and ocean. The town was once the French capital of Nova Scotia (Acadia) for over 150 years. Today it is a cultural and historic hub for tourism. The National Heritage District currently boasts over 135+ heritage building in Canada.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming, beachcombing, sightseeing, camping, walking tours, biking, snowshoeing and xc skiing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region include the Mickey Hill Provincial Park, Waterfront Boardwalk, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Raven Haven Beachside Family Park, French Basin Trail, Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail, and the neighbouring Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions include the Fort Anne National Historic Site, Garrison Cemetery (oldest in Canada). Melanson Settlement, Port-Royal National Historic Site, and the Sinclair Inn/Farmer's Hotel National Historic Site.
Services important in and around the community of Annapolis Royal include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, cottage, vacation home, bed and breakfast), campground, pubs, gift shops, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, liquor stores, cell service, and internet, and transportation services including marina, taxi, and bus.