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Beyond Oqwa’titek

February 9th, 2021

Join Us on a Journey of Reconciliation September 10th, 11th, and 12th in Annapolis Royal What is Beyond Oqwa’titek? Taking its inspiration from the Mi’kmaw word meaning ‘when they arrived’, Beyond Oqwa’titek, is a series of educational and cultural events that will mark Mi’kmaw and early Scottish contact, and the later arrival of the Gaels….Read more >

Weddings In Annapolis Royal

January 19th, 2017

Annapolis Royal is truly one of the most magical places in the world to say ‘I Do’. The seaside Town, set with the backdrop of the North Mountain, is filled with beauty, history, and romance. Everywhere you turn you will find an opportunity for amazing photos, and the allure surrounds you through all four seasons….Read more >

Sister Cities

December 24th, 2016

Annapolis Royal has two sister cities – Annapolis, Maryland and Royan, France. Both sister cities share strong historic and cultural ties with Annapolis Royal, and the formalization of twinning ensures these ties will remain strong for years to come. Annapolis Royal’s twinning is lead by elected members and volunteers through the Twinning Committee, a sub-committee…Read more >

First Nations

December 24th, 2016

The founding people of Nova Scotia, there is evidence of the Mi’kmaq inhabiting Nova Scotia dating back 9,000 to 11,000 years ago. The Mi’kmaq have a long history in Annapolis Royal and the surrounding areas and archeologists have identified several settlement periods. The Mi’kmaq, part of the Algonquin peoples who lived in northeastern North America,…Read more >

National Parks and Sites

December 24th, 2016

One of the biggest draws to Annapolis Royal and the surrounding area is the many Historic Properties and National Historic Sites. This is why Annapolis Royal seems to have a history that is very much alive today – and the community makes a large part of this happen. Fort Anne National Historic Site This Fort…Read more >

History Timeline

December 24th, 2016

Annapolis Royal and area play a special and unique role in Canadian history. The first permanent European settlement in North America north of St. Augustine, Florida, was established at Port Royal in 1605. From that time until 1749, Port Royal, or Annapolis Royal, was frequently the military and administrative centre of Acadia or Nova Scotia,…Read more >


December 23rd, 2016

The Town of Annapolis Royal boasts many different features and unique options that are sure to appeal to the interests of all of our visitors, as well as our residents. Annapolis Royal prides itself on the fact that although we are indeed a small community, we are very diverse and offer something of interest for…Read more >

Awards and Recognition

September 16th, 2016

Not to toot our own horn, but we would like to display a list of awards and achievements that the Town of Annapolis Royal has received over the years. We see these not only as accomplishments, but a show as to how we are working to better the Town as a tourism destination, and a…Read more >

Crafts, Studios and Antiques

September 8th, 2016

The Annapolis Royal area has become home to numerous artists and craftspeople, many of whom have relocated from other areas to settle here and practice their craft. Many of their works are featured in shops throughout Town and the surrounding communities, while other artists operate studios you can visit and explore.

Attractions and Museums

September 8th, 2016

There is something for everyone in Annapolis Royal and the surrounding area. From historic attractions and tours to theme parks, there are activities and attractions to entertain all ages from morning to night.