SOUTH WEST NOVA SCOTIA - PUBNICO TO GRAND-PRÉ
PUBNICO TO GRAND-PRÉ
Le village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Lower West Pubnico)
In this early 1900s Acadian village, situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico Harbour, experience a language, culture, and way of life that has thrived along this shore for more than 350 years.
91 Old Church Road
Lower West Pubnico
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos (West Pubnico)
Discover the Acadian history of Pubnico dating back to 1653, an Acadian community which is still occupied by the descendants of its founder. Learn about the Acadian people, hear their stories and take part in their culture. Archival treasures and artifacts spanning more than four centuries wait to be discovered.
898 Hwy 335
Church of Ste. Anne (Ste. Anne du Ruisseau)
The Church of Ste. Anne is the oldest Acadian parish on mainland Nova Scotia. A municipality registered heritage property, the architecture and decor of the church speaks eloquently of local faith and artisanship.
7309 Hwy 3
Ste. Anne du Ruisseau
Cape Forchu Lightstation (Cape Forchu)
The lighthouse at Cape Forchu was established in 1840 to guide vessels into picturesque Yarmouth which was one of the leading ship-owning ports in Canada. The current lighthouse was built in 1962 and was staffed until 1993 making it the last lighthouse in Nova Scotia to be tended by resident light-keepers.
1854 Hwy 304
Acadian Kitchen Party (Argyle)
Indulge in a chef-prepared dinner featuring authentic stories of local Acadians through food and music, from early days of French Acadie to connections with Cajun cousins in Louisiana to seafaring joie-de-vivre. Then join locals in a seaside kitchen party and try to play the spoons!
52 Ye Old Argyle Rd
Lighthouse Park (Cape Saint Mary)
Le Cap Sainte-Marie est à l’extrême ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse continentale, et offre aux visiteurs des vues majestueuses des falaises impressionnantes et des couchers de soleil spectaculaires sur la baie Sainte-Marie et le golfe du Maine. Situé dans le village de pêche et de construction de bateaux du Cap Sainte-Marie, le phare est à trois minutes de route du joli parc provincial de la plage Mavillette.
59 Lighthouse Road
Cape Saint Mary
Rendez-vous de la Baie (Church Point)
This Visitor Centre is the starting point for exploring the Acadian region of Clare along St. Mary’s Bay, a post-deportation region with a vibrant Acadian culture. The centre houses a museum, art gallery, visitor information, internet café, cultural programming and more.
23 Lighthouse Road
Sainte-Marie Church (Church Point)
Learn how the Acadians built this breathtaking structure, the largest wooden church in North America. Sainte-Marie Church is adjacent to the Université Sainte-Anne campus at Church Point. Sainte-Marie's Parish, the first to be established in the Baie Sainte-Marie region of southwestern Nova Scotia.
713 Hwy 1
Port-Royal National Historic Site (Port Royal)
Discover this reconstructed 1605 French habitation - one of the earliest European settlements in North America. Step into the daily life of a frontier colony; explore the gentlemen’s quarters, trading and storerooms, bakery, kitchen and forge, filled with period furnishings and tools.
53 Historic Lane
Fort Anne National Historic Site (Annapolis Royal)
This is Nme’juaqnek - place of bountiful fish and a traditional fishing and gathering place for the Mi’kmaw. It became the centre of early European colonization and settlement. In the 1600s and 1700s, both the French and the British held military control here at times and fought for it at others. On this Mi’kmaw territory rich history abounds. Fort Anne is the first operated national historic site in Canada, designated in 1917.
323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens (Annapolis Royal)
Experience an incredible fusion of heritage and gardens in our 17-acre Historic Gardens, recognized in 2015 by the Canadian Garden Council as Canada’s Garden of the Year! Resting on lands once inhabited by Acadian families in the early 17th century, visitors can explore a reconstructed 1671 Acadian house and stroll along a dykewalk around old Acadian marshlands. Enjoy guided tours, hallmark events like “Wine & Roses” and more.
441 St. George Street
Grand-Pré National Historic Site (Grand-Pré)
In the heart of the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a monument dedicated to Acadian culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. Discover life in Grand-Pré, situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the first settlement in 1682 to the deportation in 1755.
2205 Grand-Pré Road
Annapolis Valley Wine Tasting
As Canada’s up-and-coming wine destination, you can tour some wineries/vineyards and sample unique varietals like Marechal Foch and L’Acadie Blanc.
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
Domaine de Grand Pré