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Annapolis Royal is a small town located in the western part of Annapolis County, and was known as Port Royal until the Conquest of Acadia in 1710 by Britain. The town was the capital of Acadia and later Nova Scotia for almost 150 years, until the founding of Halifax in 1749. The historic core of Annapolis Royal was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1994. ...
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The O'Dell House Museum, Annapolis Royal
By yogie - Nov-15-2010 - novascotia.com
I rose from bed thinking there would be a sunrise to photograph and that I'd best take advantage of it. It was just after 6 a.m. and still dark as night outside. I checked my laptop for sunrise times and was disappointed to learn it wouldn't... Read More
An Order of Good Cheer, please
By Noticed in Nova Scotia - Jul-21-2014 - halifaxbloggers.ca
Do you ever visit the Port Royal Habitation? It was close to our cottage in Bridgetown and as a child I was taken every summer and ran up and down stairs and hid in bunks and fired imaginary guns over the palisade. But for the past few decades ... Read More
Port Royal National Historic Site - Annapolis Royal
By The Local Traveler - Oct-3-2014 - halifaxbloggers.ca
In the next few posts, we'll be taking you on a virtual tour of the eight locations that make up The Acadian Passport. Here in Nova Scotia, we all learn the story of the Acadian Deportation in school. This summer, we learned there was a whole lot ... Read More
Paddle & Portage... and a Yurt!
By rfaulkner - Sep-14-2012 - novascotia.com
As part of my quest to experience all of the yurt options in Nova Scotia in 2012, I planned a two day paddle & portage expedition through the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park. My yurt adventure back in March, made me wanting a... Read More
Backcountry Hiking & Biking at Kejimkujik
By rfaulkner - Jun-19-2013 - novascotia.com
We spent two days deep in the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park. The proposed route this year was 48 kms of hiking and/or biking across both the northern & southern portions of the park. Park users can travel one of three ways:... Read More
Exploring the Backcountry in Kejimkujik
By rfaulkner - Oct-28-2010 - novascotia.com
This is part two of my previous post about the upcoming geocaching/hiking challenge at Kejimkujik National Park on November 6th 2010. My second trip to the park was to finalize the geocache locations and to place the containers in five... Read More
Spring Surfing at Lawrencetown Beach
By johnsp - Jun-1-2011 - novascotia.com
When people think of Nova Scotia, surfing often isn't one of the first things that comes to mind. Surfing in Nova Scotia is a year round event for some hearty locals. Dead of winter, snow, freezing spray and -11C air, sure the waves look sweet!... Read More
Fort Anne National Historic Site - Annapolis Royal
By The Local Traveler - Oct-5-2014 - halifaxbloggers.ca
In the next few posts we'll be taking you on a virtual tour of the eight locations that make up The Acadian Passport. Here in Nova Scotia we all learn the story of the Acadian Deportation in school. This summer, we learned there was a whole lot... Read More
Slurp'n'Surf Sessions
By johnsp - Dec-7-2012 - novascotia.com
Sometimes the video does all the talking - this is one of those times. An amazing weekend at the point break of Lawrencetown Beach a few weeks back. A big group of surfers, kayakers, wind surfers, all hit the waves. Days like this are why I... Read More
The Kings County Museum Genealogy Centre
By yogie - Dec-23-2010 - novascotia.com
It was still dark when I woke at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal. Although we had finished filming at the O'Dell House Museum the day before, we had decided to keep our accommodations in this beautiful town for the duration of our... Read More