Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Months of Operation

May 19 - October 9

Hours Of Operation

Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Location

2205 Grand-Pré Road, Grand Pré, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Contact

Brigitte Cooney

T: 902-542-3631

T: 866-542-3631

E: grandpre.info@pc.gc.ca

Packages

Description

Grand-Pré is a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people. Visitors to the site will uncover the tale of Le Grand Dérangement: a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians across the globe through its quiet but powerful renaissance. The site commemorates the Grand Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. For many Acadians throughout the world, the site remains the heart of their ancestral homeland and the symbol of the ties that unite them to this day.

Embark on a fascinating journey with a guided tour! Your exploration begins in the hull of a Deportation ship, for a state-of-the-art cinematic introduction. In July and August (twice daily), interpreters will guide you through the history and significance of this national historic site. You'll explore serene duck ponds bordered by majestic weeping willows, the legendary statue of Evangeline (heroine of the Longfellow poem) and the Memorial Church. End the day by taking the path up the hill to the Landscape of Grand Pré View Park. You'll understand how this area got its name, Grand Pré, meaning great meadow, and why it became Canada's 16th World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO in 2012.

Grand-Pré 2017

Grand-Pré 2017 will be a reunion 400 years in the making between the Mi’kmaq and Acadian people. This special event will be part of the Canada 150 celebrations and will feature Grammy nominated drum group Northern Cree and internationally renowned Acadian chanteuse Edith Butler as well as full schedule of live entertainment over four days at Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Grand Pré 2017 will revisit and reignite the power of a friendship that has transcended centuries and shaped the Canada we know, and love today. Visit http://www.grandpre2017.ca to learn more.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Parking
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Mastercard, Visa.
Admission: No admission charge in 2017.