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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Adjacent to the Town of Wolfville is Grand Pré or "Great Meadow" which stretches east from the Acadian dykes that exclude the tides of the Minas Basin. The first Acadian settlers traveled east from the original French settlement in Port Royal in 1680. This group of industrious farmers engineered the complex system of dykes along the shore of the Minas Basin and nurtured what would become the agricultural heartland of Nova Scotia.

Grand Pré is the home of a number of artisans, a winery, restaurants, shops and Bed and Breakfast accommodations and a campground.

  • Grand Pré National Historic Site, operated by the Societé Promotion Grand Pré, fully explains the events surrounding the expulsion of the Acadian peoples
  • Church of St. Charles des Mines houses the names and murals depicting the events of July 28, 1755
  • The Evangeline statue is a bronze representation of the Longfellow poem heroine on the grounds of the Historic Site
  • Evangeline Beach at North Grand Pré has wonderful views of Cape Blomidon, the home of the first Mi’kmaq, Glooscap.
  • Semi-palmated Sandpiper migration during the first 2-3 weeks in August covers the mud flats of the Minas Basin with over 3 million birds
  • Covenanter Church built in 1790 is one of the oldest churches in North America
  • Domaine de Grand Pré Winery was the first winery to establish itself in the Annapolis Valley and offers tasting, tours and fine dining.

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