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OneoftheoldestpermanentEuropeansettlementsinCanadaAnnapolisRoyalisalsooneofthecountryx19slargestNationalHistoricDistricts.ItwasaMix19kmawencampmentsite3600yearsbeforethearrivalofEuropeans.Port-RoyalIn1605theareawassettledbyasmallgroupofFrenchexplorerstwoyearsbeforeJamestownVirginiathreeyearsbeforethefoundingofQuebecandfifteenyearsbeforethePilgrimslandedatPlymouthMassachusetts.LedbySamueldeChamplainandSieurdeMonstheFrenchnamedthenewlandPortRoyalandbuilttheHabitationasacenterforoperationsinAcadia.In1606thiscreativegroupformedthex1cOrderofGoodCheerx1dNorthAmericax19sfirstsocialclub.ForentertainmentayoungParisianlawyerMarcLescarbotwroteandproducedx1cTheTheatreofNeptunex1dthefirstEuropeandramainNorthAmerica.HealsowroteoneofthefirsttravelbooksabouthisexperiencesinPort-Royal.In1607thesettlersbuiltNorthAmericax19sfirstwater-poweredgristmill.Manyotherveryimportantx1cfirstsx1dinthecountryalsotookplaceatPort-Royal.TheStruggleDuringthe105yearstruggleforcontrolofthecontinenttheareachangedhandsbetweentheFrenchandEnglishseventimes.Inthe1640stheFrenchconstructedthefirstoffourfortsonthesitethatisnowFortAnne.TheScotserectedthefirstfortCharlesFortonthesitein1629.AnnapolisRoyalIn1710theBritishcapturedPort-RoyalandrenameditAnnapolisRoyaltohonourQueenAnne.ItremainedthecapitaluntilHalifaxwasstartedin1749.Thestar-shapedfortificationsareamongthecountryx19sbestexamplesofVaubanearthenworks.AstheseatofgovernmentforbothFrenchandBritishregimestheareaholdsanimportantplaceinCanadax19searlyhistory.Itcontinuestobealeadertodayinheritagepreservation.Port-RoyalFortAnneNationalHistoricSitesFortAnneopenedin1917andistheoldestcontinuously-operatedNationalHistoricSiteinCanada.TheexquisiteFortAnneHeritageTapestryondisplayintheOfficersx19QuartersMuseumwasstitchedbyover100volunteersduringafouryearperiod.Thislargemuraltapestryfeatureshighlightsofthepast400years.TheoriginalHabitationatPort-RoyalwasburneddownbytheBritishin1613.Itwasreconstructedin1939usingChamplainx19soriginaldrawings.ItisthefirstreconstructionofaNationalHistoricSiteinCanada.ATimelessTreasureTodayAnnapolisRoyalisthequietlydignifiedhomeofabout481peopleandthesiteofanotherveryinterestingx1cfirstx1dNorthAmericax19sonlytidalpowergeneratingstation.TheTownhaswonnumerousprestigiousawardsforbeautyheritagepreservationecologyconservationandlifestyle.EXPLORER2012OfficialVisitorsGuidePage5www.PaulIllsley.comParksCanadaPort-RoyalHabitationParksCanadaC.ReardonStrollThroughtheCenturiesEnjoyadelightfulblendofpanoramicsceneryandcultureasyoustrollthroughover400yearsofhistory.FestivalsandspecialeventsKingx19sTheatreArtsplacetheOx19DellHouseandSinclairInnMuseumsplusahostofeco-tourismadventuresofferfun-filledentertainmentoptionsforallages.Uniquewaterfrontshoppingwithitsscenicboardwalkandhistoriclighthousedeliciousdiningandgraciousaccommodationsawaityou.FromtheFarmersx19andTradersx19Marketboathaul-upandFortAnnetotheHistoricGardensPort-RoyalHabitationTidalPowerPlantandBayofFundythecolourfulAnnapolisRoyalAreamakestheperfectweekendgetawayorvacationdestination.ExploreAnnapolisRoyal