Local Attractions

Within walking distance of your site:

  • Bay of Fundy coastline
  • Walk on the Bottom of the Ocean
  • 30 foot (10 metre) tides
  • Nautical Seafoods Cafe & Market – chowder, lobster rolls, fresh lobsters, scallops & fish
  • Bird-watching
  • Wharf fishing
  • Unlimited opportunities for photography


5 - 20 minute drive time:



20 - 45 minute drive:

  • Port George - lighthouse, museum
  • Margaretsville - lighthouse, Artist's Circle craft cooperative
  • Middleton - water clock, railway museum, farmer's market
  • Bear River - active artists colony, wineries, farmer's market
  • Digby – world famous scallop fleet, waterfront boardwalk
  • Digby Pines Golf Course
  • Kejimkujik National Park – hiking, canoeing
  • Aylesford Zoo


Day-trip range:

  • Digby Neck, Long Island, Brier Island – whale watching, hiking, birding
  • Hall’s Harbor – scenic lunch spot
  • Annapolis Valley wineries
  • French Shore – Acadian treats
  • Yarmouth
  • Mahone Bay
  • Lunenberg



fortanne Fort Anne National Historic Site
Step foot onto Canada’s oldest National Historic Site and one of the most hotly contested pieces of land on the entire continent at Fort Anne. For centuries, a succession of Scottish, French, First Nations and English settlers clashed over this prize on the banks of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River. Today, you can walk the earthen walls, explore the 1797 Officers’ Quarters Museum and soak up centuries of Canadian history.

historicgardens Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fifteen acres of cultivated grounds offer a retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life. In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the prize winning Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history.

portroyal Port Royal National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site features a reconstruction of the Habitation, where, in 1605, Samuel de Champlain established one of the earliest European settlements in North America. Costumed interpreters help you understand the challenges faced by the French as they carved out a new life, and your imagination will soar as you walk the shore of the Annapolis Basin, gazing at the same horizon Champlain viewed.

upperclements Upper Clements Theme Park
In the heart of the Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement park features over 30 rides and attractions for a full day of family fun. This is the only park in Atlantic Canada that features a Flume ride (the Sissiboo Sizzler), and is the proud home of the only wooden roller coaster in Atlantic Canada, the Tree Topper roller coaster.

cornwallis Cornwallis Military Museum
Created in memory of all servicemen and women who paid the supreme sacrifice to enable Canadians to live in a free country, the HMCS/CFB Cornwallis Military Historical Society was formed by volunteers to keep the spirit and history of the former training base alive.

delapscove Delaps Cove Hiking Trail
Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail System is located along the shores of the Bay of Fundy about 8 kms away from the Cove Oceanfront Campground. The trail complex offers two loops for hiking, one of which runs along the shore and features a forty foot waterfall. Trail head area provides parking, trail map and pit toilets.

annapgolf Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club
18 Hole Par 70 Course with beautiful views of the Annapolis Basin. Also Available for play and laid Out within the normal Course - 18 Hole Par 3 Course 2167 yards.

odell O'Dell House Museum
Located on the Annapolis Royal waterfront in a circa 1869 stagecoach inn and tavern, the O’Dell House Museum is the former home of Nova Scotia Pony Express rider Corey O’Dell and his family. The ground floor of this period Victorian structure allows you to step back in time and explore the inn’s parlour, dining room, kitchen and small office. The second floor houses several rooms of interpretive displays which document the sea-faring and ship-building past of the Annapolis Royal area and the everyday lives of its citizens. The O’Dell House Museum also houses the Annapolis Heritage Society’s Genealogy Centre and its Archives and Collections Centre.

northhills North Hills Museum
Located in a circa 1764 farmhouse on one of the most historic roads in Canada, North Hills Museum features Georgian décor assembled by the late antiques collector Robert Patterson. His collection of 18th century paintings, ceramics, glassware and furniture is one of the finest in Canada. This charming house, which Mr. Patterson left to the Nova Scotia Museum in his will, overlooks the waters of the Annapolis Basin.

whale Whale Watching Trips
The Bay of Fundy attracts a multitude of whales, dolphins, birds and other marine life. Take an interactive tour on a whale watching boat or even a zodiac, and get up close to nature. There are plenty of great whale watching companies just a short drive and a day trip away. 




annaptours Annapolis Royal Tours
There are a variety of interesting and informative tours available in Annapolis Royal, including grave yeard tours, and historic site guided tours.

annapolis tidal North America's only Tidal Power Plant
The Annapolis Royal Generating Station is a 20 MW tidal power station located on the Annapolis River immediately upstream from the town of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the only tidal generating station in North America. The generating station harnesses the tidal difference created by the large tides in the Annapolis Basin, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy. Opened in 1984, the Annapolis Royal Generating Station was constructed by Nova Scotia Power Corporation, which was, at the time, a provincial government Crown corporation that was frequently used to socially benefit various areas in the province.
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