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Top 5 Grand Pre Nova Scotia Activities
This top five list for Grand-Pré covers water to wine.
Grand-Pré (which translates from the French as Great Meadow) was founded by the Acadians in 1680. The settlers developed stretches of tidal marsh into farmland. Unfortunately, chronic battles between the French and British concluded with the British capturing the fort at Port Royal in 1710. This led to the Explusion of the Acadians in 1755, immortalized by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Sir Robert Laird Borden, Canada's eighth Prime Minister was born in Grand-Pré in 1854. Grand-Pré would continue to prosper as a settlement into the 1900s, when in the '20s, the Dominion Atlantic Railway was built, as well as the Grand-Pré memorial park. The memorial would attract much tourism, and serve as a reminder of the ousted Acadian people.
Today, the Grand-Pré National Historic Site is considered a national park, and commemorates the Acadian people. As well, Grand-Pré is home to one of Canada's best wineries, Domaine de Grand-Pré. So come visit Grand-Pré and see all the architecture and monuments, see the history and the sites. Grand-Pré is just 85 km (52.8 mi.) northwest of Halifax.
Grand-Pré accommodations include bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels, cottages and campgrounds.
|Beach Breeze Motel||Hotel||Grand Pre||127 Evangeline Beach Rd|
|Evangeline Inn||Hotel||Grand Pre||11668 Hwy 1|
|Evangeline Motel||Hotel||Grand Pre||11668 Hwy 1|
|Isabella's Bed and Breakfast||B&B||Grand Pre||11589 Hwy 1|
|Land of Evangeline Family Camping Resort||RV/Camping||Grand Pre||84 Evangeline Beach Rd|
|Olde Lantern Inn & Vineyard||B&B||Grand Pre||11575 Hwy 1|
|Rayski Guest House||Hotel||Grand Pre||211 Old Post Rd.|
|Sandpiper Lane Cottage||Long Term||Grand Pre||25 Sandpiper Lane|
|Stewart House Rental||Long Term||Grand Pre||Grand Pré|