Port-Royal National Historic Site was one of the first ever European settlements in Canada, let alone North America. The site rests in the shores of the Annapolis Basin and was selected by French explorers Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, and Samuel de Champlain because it was a sheltered location and provided a reliable source of water, farmland and wood. Today, the 1 hectare historic site is a popular attraction telling the stories of that era.
Port-Royal National Historic Site adventures, and activities most enjoyed include sightseeing, children programs, self guided touring, photography and learning about the long history of Canada.
Because it is one of the first settlements in Canada and has a lot of stories to tell and artifacts to show.
The more important features, amenities, services and exhibits located in and around Port-Royal National Historic Site includes a picnic area, gift shop, period actors, tipi, washroom, guided tours, children programs, gentlemen’s quarters, trading room, kitchen, forge, artifacts, and a Mi'kmaw wigwam.