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South Shore and Annapolis Valley Sights

Grand Pré National Historic Site

  • Grand Pré Rd. Map It
  • Grand Pré
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 11/15/2013

Fodor's Review

Added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2012, this site commemorates the expulsion of the Acadians by the British in 1755. The tragic story is retold at the visitor center through artifacts and an innovative multimedia presentation that depicts Le Grand Dérangement from both a civilian and military perspective. The latter is shown in a wraparound theater that's modeled on a ship's interior. A bronze statue of Evangeline, the title character of Longfellow's tear-jerking epic poem, stands outside a memorial stone church that contains Acadian genealogical records. The manicured grounds have a garden, a duck pond, and, appropriately enough, French weeping willows.

Sight Information


Grand Pré Rd., off Hwy. 1 (Evangeline Trail) 5 km (3 miles) east of Wolfville, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, B0P 1M0, Canada

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902-542–3631; 866-542–3631

Sight Details:

  • C$7.80
  • Late June–early Sept., daily 9–5; mid-May–late June and early Sept.–mid-Oct, Tues.–Sat. 9–5; grounds open year-round

Updated 11/15/2013


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