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Maps & Planning Documents

Annapolis Royal has developed and maintained a number of planning maps over the years. To demonstrate their designed and potential uses we have clipped a portion of each map to show you. To view a larger version and the supporting Legend ‘click’ on the relevant link below.

The full ‘official’ version of these maps, and their supporting documentation, is available in hard copy at Town Hall. The web-optimized ‘unofficial’ version is available on this site in Adobe Acrobat format for public usage.

DISCLAIMER – The information contained in these maps is for demonstration purposes only and may be inaccurate. The Town of Annapolis Royal accepts no liability for any loss or damage of any kind for whatever reason arising out of any inaccuracies in the information.


Land Use Bylaw (LUB) & Related Maps

Zoning Map (Schedule ‘A’)
The Zoning Map shows all properties in Annapolis Royal and the assigned Zoning Code or name. Examples of these are (RSU) Residential Single Unit and (CG) Commercial General.

Registered Heritage Properties   (Schedule B)

Annapolis Royal has the highest proportion of its built environment of any municipality in Canada registered as heritage property. The Heritage Properties shows federal, provincial and municipally registered properties and the Annapolis Royal National Historic District.

Land Use By-Law 2019
The Land Use By-law document has detailed descriptions of permitted land uses, lot size requirements and other important legal attributes of each lot in Annapolis Royal. The attributes are found easily by referring to sections of the LUB document that describe each zoning code.


Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) & Related Maps

MAP 1 Generalized Future Land Use
The Annapolis Royal Generalized Future Land Use Map (GFLUM) is a representation of the future development pattern of land uses that are now the policy of the Town.

MAP 2 -National Historic District
As one of only seven designated National Historic Districts in Canada, Annapolis Royal needs policies to protect and enhance this distinction. The MPS describes the area’s 400 year heritage and the plan for appropriate economic growth and conservation.

MAP 3 – Transportation
A Transportation Map is an official part of the Municipal Planning Strategy. Importantly, the Transportation Map depicts the road pattern, road network and road hierarchy. Arterial, collector and local roads are shown as they exist and are proposed in the future.

Appendix 1 – Annapolis 1/100 Inundation Limits

Municipal Planning Strategy 2019
The Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) is sometimes referred to as the Town Plan or General Plan. The MPS document includes many maps, such as those shown here. Additionally, the MPS provides text describing policies and planning explanations about future growth, development, heritage and environmental preservation for Annapolis Royal.

Within the MPS, planning is based with a strong reliance on understanding Annapolis Royal’s past and present. Discussions and evaluation often occur in the text of the MPS that refer to the present or existing land uses and development patterns.

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Annapolis Royal Parking Map

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