Annapolis Royal is a small town located in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Â With nearby Port Royal being the first permanent settlement in North America, north of St. Augustine Florida, established in 1605, the area is steeped in history.Â Today, the town still feels like a step back in time with preserved architectural details evident in the many historic houses located here.
The Town of Annapolis Royal is a picturesque jewel that offers visitors stunning streetscapes, panoramic views, and a culture steeped in history and vibrant in the arts.Â Â Seldom will you find a town as dedicated to the preservation of history, with such a wealth of National Historic sites and historic properties.Â One look at the beauty of the streetscape that has been designated a National Historic District will tell visitors that they have arrived someplace unique in both beauty and substance.Â Â Within comfortable walking distance are: Â The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Fort Anne National Historic Site, Candlelight Graveyard Tours, Museums, Art Gallery, Kings Theatre, Artisan shops, cafes, restaurants, a farmers market, Sinclair Inn National Historic Site, Historic District Tours, Acadian Heritage Tours, a waterfront boardwalk, and world class accommodations. Â Â Located on the edge of town is the Annapolis Tidal Power Generating Station which offers a look the only tidal generating power station in North America.Â The site hosts an interpretive centre for visitors open from June to September.
Nearby destinations of interest include:Â Port Royal National Historic Site, Melanson Settlement National Historic Site, Lequille Grist Mill, Upper Clements Park, Kejimkujik National Park, and the Town of Bear River.