The 10 Best Things to Do in Annapolis Royal, Canada

March 7, 2018 Milan Banda

Annapolis Royal in Canada, from Canada region, is best know for Gardens. Discover best things to do in Annapolis Royal with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada +1 902-532-7018
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4.5 based on 605 reviews

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the 17 acre Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. Highlights include a Rose collection of more than 270 cultivars, an Acadian House representing pre-deportation 1671 time period, and much more…

Reviewed By Dreamer320 - Richmond VA

We were quite underwhelmed by Annapolis Royal in the shoulder season, but the Historic Gardens were the bright spot. There were more blooming than we thought would be, and it was a beautiful place to spend a few hours.Thank you for your review. Certainly, the Town of Annapolis Royal has seasonal changes and by late October has slowed pace considerably. We are thrilled that you were able to visit the Historic Gardens and enjoyed the experience!

2. Port-Royal National Historic Site

53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada +1 902-532-2898
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Port-Royal National Historic Site

1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.

Reviewed By retengr - Sarasota, Florida

This place was one reason we were drawn to Nova Scotia; it did not disappoint. The reconstruction was made several decades ago when attention to historical fact might give way to over-romanticizing. However, we did not see that.
The reconstruction was complete, except that there were no outhouses (the guides suggested that open country surrounding the site did not require privies). Moving from room to room, enactors explained who had lived there and how they knew what they were telling us. The settlers sent yearly reports back to France with details of day to day life and who was doing what.
The original settlement did not last long, but the reconstruction was a rich reminder of the effort needed to make even a start at occupying a foreign place.

3. Annapolis Tidal Generating Station

236 Prince Albert Road, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1E0, Canada +1 902-532-0502
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Annapolis Tidal Generating Station

Reviewed By Rosemary W - Warminster, United Kingdom

Fascinating place for everyone who has an enquiring mind and an interest in the environment. Great view of the waters on both sides of the road tis was built in1984 and is the only demonstration plant of its kind in North America..Well informed staff to explain the facts, plenty of car parking and good washrooms.

4. Fort Anne National Historic Site

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada +1 902-532-2397
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4.5 based on 456 reviews

Fort Anne National Historic Site

Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the shore of the Annapolis River.

Reviewed By Claudetteth - Charlottetown, Canada

This is a rectangular shaped (4 point) fortification built by the Scots in 1629 to repel the French.
In 1632, it was ceded to the French - the history is amazing as the fort passes back and forth between British and French hands over the years.
The amazing thing is that this is the original structure built in 1702.

5. Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market

178 St.George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market

Reviewed By KevinFromCanada - Newmarket, Canada

This market takes place twice a week (Wednesday & Saturday) in downtown Annapolis. There are a variety of farmers and artisans, and musicians and there is food and coffee available. This is a wonderful place to get a true sense of the 'flavour" of the community.

6. Sinclair Inn Museum

230 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Sinclair Inn Museum

Reviewed By Brad T

The Canadian Heritage site is a welcome surprise and a bit different of a view into the structures built on Canadian soil in the early 1700s. It's a bit cramped for myself being tall. The information on the boards around the self-guided museum is informative and bilingual. We didn't do the ghost stories as there were people downstairs sitting watching and it didn't look like there was much room. The view of the bay from the front door is stunning as well. A must-see when touring Annapolis Royal!

7. North Hills Museum

5065 Granville Rd, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada +1 902-532-2168
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5 based on 26 reviews

North Hills Museum

Reviewed By TNKaz - Kingston, TN

This museum was near to where we were staying, so we decided to check it out. It doesn't look like much from the outside, such a simple looking building. But the inside architecture is so very interesting, as are the collections of fine art and furnishings. And we have found, the guide inside a museum can make a museum so much more interesting, or not. This lady-guide was Great! She was friendly and provided us with so much interesting information. We spent more time here than we originally thought we would. We are glad we stopped here and do recommend it to others. Combine this with a visit to Port-Royal, another great attraction just down the road.

8. Annapolis Royal Lighthouse

242 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 902-532-3035
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4 based on 61 reviews

Annapolis Royal Lighthouse

The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as the headquarters for their award-winning National Historic District, Acadian Heritage & Acadian Candlelight Tours. It was built in 1889 and is situated almost halfway between the Equator and the North Pole in the heart of Canada's largest national historic district.

Reviewed By Michele K - Bridgewater, Canada

If you are visiting Annapolis you need to see everything. This lighthouse is located right in the centre of town. Take the board walk, nice breeze and a nice walk, experience the whole town quickly, you won't be disappointed and this stop takes no time at all.

218 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada +1 902-532-0179
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5 based on 25 reviews

Far-Fetched Antiques and Art Gallery

Now centrally located in the heart of Annapolis Royal. Located in the Ol'Newman's building, this lovely majestic building from 1922 is now home to Canada's premier antiques & art gallery. Don't miss the secluded garden which features stone and metal garden statuary, and of course an authentic Tiki Bar.

Reviewed By KevinFromCanada - Newmarket, Canada

I love to browse through this wonderful collection of artifacts from Southeast Asia and Africa. Don't miss the back garden. Take time to speak to the owners. They love to share the stories regarding the background of every item.

10. King's Theatre

358 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada +1 902-532-7704
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

King's Theatre

Reviewed By Jon P - Barefoot Bay, Florida

We have enjoyed many movies and live productions at this incredibly active little facility in a very friendly town. From 10 minute plays, multi act productions by the local drama group, dance productions by visiting groups, touring Gilbert and Sullivan, first rate musical productions of every genre, hit movies, as well as thought provoking, lesser known movies arranged by the film society....... this theatre has it all. If you are visiting Annapolis Royal make sure that you check the King's Theatre web page to see if there is anything running during your stay. You won't regret it!

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