Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Toll Free: 1.877.522.1110

Phone: 902.532.2043

Attractions and Museums

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.


Acadian Heritage Experience

Phone: (902) 532-3034

Website: http://www.tourannapolisroyal.com/

Join the family of a 10th generation Acadian in the Birthplace of Acadie for an entertaining experience. Enjoy history, music, cooking and dance, plus take home a free Acadian Heritage booklet as your special souvenir.

Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market

Market Square, St. George Street (Across from the King’s Theatre)

Phone: (902) 245-4824 (Corinne Warner)

Website: http://www.annapolisroyalfarmersmarket.com/

A giant market featuring the wares of local artists and craftspeople.
Contact Jane Fowler at (902) 467-0939

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

441 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7018

Email: admin@historicgardens.com

Website: http://www.historicgardens.com/

Canada’s 2015 Garden of the Year Award Winner are world class. The gardens are based on the rich history of the area with a highlight being the 2000 bush rose collection.

ARTsPLACE

396 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7069

Email: arcac@ns.sympatico.ca

Website: http://www.arcac.ca/

A vibrant cultural centre with exhibitions by local, regional and visiting artists, workshops and coffee houses.

Candlelight Graveyard Tours

Phone: (902) 532-3035

Website: http://www.tourannapolisroyal.com/

For a truly memorable and unique experience be certain to take the award-winning Candlelight Graveyard Tour offered by internationally acclaimed Heritage Interpreter, Alan Melanson, on behalf of The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure!

Fort Anne National Historic Site

St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-2397

Email: atlantic.parksinfo@pc.gc.ca

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne

This Fort and grounds reflects the French and English periods of domination in Annapolis Royal. Features well preserved earthwork fortifications, an early 18th century French gunpowder magazine and 1797 British officers’ quarters. An impressive Heritage Tapestry (8 ft by 18 ft) depicts 400 years of history.

King’s Theatre

209 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7704

Website: http://www.kingstheatre.ca/

Offers an exhilarating mix of stage performances, concerts, professional comedies, films, and more.

National Historic District Tours

Phone: (902) 532-3034

Website: http://www.tourannapolisroyal.com/

Stroll through the centuries with a costumed interpreter as 400 years of history come to life along Canada’s Oldest thoroughfare. See first hand why Annapolis Royal was selected as the “World’s Most Liveable Small Community”.

O’Dell House Museum

136 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7754

Email: annapolisheritage@gmail.com

Website: http://www.annapolisheritagesociety.com/

A former Victorian stage coach inn and tavern containing artifacts and exhibits that reflect Annapolis Royal’s heritage. The ground floor of the museum has been preserved as a house of the 1870-1900 period. Second floor is dedicated to fascinating temporary exhibits. Also houses the AHS Genealogical Centre and archival research facilities.

Sinclair Inn National Historic Site

232 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7754

Email: annapolisheritage@gmail.com

Website: http://www.annapolisheritagesociety.com/

This structure, built in 1710, is the oldest surviving example of Acadian construction techniques open to the public. In 1738, the building was used by Erasmus Phillips as the first meeting hall of the Masonic Lodge in Canada. The site offers a fascinating insight into construction techniques spanning nearly three centuries, from the Acadian clay walls to modern wood paneling. The second floor includes the restored 'Painted Room' created in c.1840.

Tidal Power Generating Station

Prince Albert Road

Phone: (902) 532-2306

Website: http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/about-us/how-we-make-electricity/renewable-electricity/annapolis-tidal-station.aspx

North America’s only tidal power generating station harnesses the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, through the Annapolis River. The Station employs the largest straight-flow turbine in the world to generate more than 30 million kilowatt-hours per year, enough electricity to power 4500 homes.

Waterfront Boardwalk

Enjoy a riverside stroll and a fantastic view along the business district. Watch workers repairing boats in the haul-up facility alongside the wharf.

Winter Farmers Market

Held at the Historic Gardens Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm during the months the summer Farmers Market is not running.

Nearby Attractions

Action Jax

Hwy #1 Annapolis Royal

Phone: (902) 532-0911

Website: http://www.actionjax.ca

Fun for all ages; Go-Kart track with nine big banked corners, driving range, batting cage, mini-golf, indoor amusement arcade, water bombers, and lots more.

Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club

Phone: 902-532-2064

Website: http://www.annapolisroyalgolf.com/

Established in 1925, the course can be considered an historic institution in its own right. In 1992, the course was expanded to a full 18-holes based on the same principles that made the previous course such a pleasure and challenge to play.

Cornwallis Military Museum

Phone: (902) 638-3118

Website: http://www.cornwallismuseum.ca/

Features Canadian and foreign military memorabilia and artifacts from WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict, relating to the three Armed Services and the Merchant Navy.

Delap’s Cove Wilderness Trail

A hiker’s paradise featuring trails and interpretation with a wonderful view of the Bay of Fundy.

Kejimkujik National Park

Phone: 902-682-2772 (Seasonal), 1-888-773-8888 (National Information Centre – year round)

Website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/kejimkujik/index_e.asp

A 380 square kilometre nature preserve where visitors may enjoy camping, canoeing and hiking along the wooded lakes and rivers. One of the jewels of the Parks Canada system.

Lequille Grist Mill

A replica of North America’s first grist mill, constructed in 1607.

Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada

Phone: (902) 532-2321

Website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/melanson/index_e.asp

An Acadian family settlement that demonstrates the key to the history of the Acadian settlers who lived here throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.

Mi’kmaq Heritage & Cultural Centre

Phone: (902) 467-3802, (902) 467-4143

Fax: 467-0226

Website: http://bearriverfirstnation.ca/services/mikmaq-heritage-and-cultural-centre/

Learn about the life and traditions of the Mi’kmaq through displays, workshops, and performances.

Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness

A lovely wooded area which features walking trails to a beautiful lakeside area.

North Hills Museum

5065 Granville Road, Granville Ferry

Phone: (902) 532-2168

Email: northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

Website: http://www.annapolisheritagesociety.com

This charming 'Salt Box' house (c. 1764) with a Georgian decor, features a fine collection of 17th - early 19th century paintings, furniture, ceramics and glassware.

Old Saint Edward’s Loyalist Church Museum

A Loyalist Church in original condition with a fine collection of early Loyalist artifacts and historical records.

Port Royal National Historic Site

Phone: 902-532-2898 (mid-May thru mid-Oct), 902-532-2321 (mid-Oct thru mid-May)

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal

A reconstruction of the original Port Royal Habitation (1605), a french fur-trading post built by the company of Sieur de Mons and Samuel Champlain. Costumed interpreters bring Port Royal to life.

Raven Haven Beachside Family Park

Website: http://www.facebook.com/Raven-Haven-Beachside-Family-Park-167552673307653/

Raven Haven is a 4-acre family oriented park on the shores of Sandy Bottom Lake. Summer fun for the whole family is only a 20-minute drive from Annapolis Royal.

Upper Clements Park

Phone: 902-532-7557

Toll Free: 1-888-248-4567

Website: http://www.upperclementspark.com/

The only park in Atlantic Canada that features a Flume ride and wooden rollercoaster, over 30 rides, a tree topper adventure park, live performances, retail of local handcrafts, and camping.