The Landscape of Grand Pré is an outstanding example and enduring model of the human capacity to overcome extraordinary natural challenges and cultural ordeals. It is a living agricultural landscape, claimed from the sea in the 17th century and still in use today applying the same technology and the same community-based management. It is also a powerful symbolic landscape for the Acadians who lived in harmony with the native Mi’Kmaq people, were dispersed by the Grand Derangement, and symbolically re-appropriated it in a spirit of peace and cultural sharing with the English-speaking community.
Site of the church and cemetery of the 17th/18th century Acadian village that became the scenic setting for Longfellow’s narrative poem Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. Commemorates the Acadian Deportation. Sweeping gardens; memorial church with paintings, stained glass, archaeological site, exhibits, art gallery. Visitor reception centre. A Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience.
Please see whc.unesco.org for the approved and complete statement of Outstanding Universal Value.
Be sure to visit www.landscapeofgrandpre.ca for information on how you can experience and enjoy Nova Scotia’s newest World Heritage Site.