Category: Grand Pre

Top 5 Grand Pre Nova Scotia Activities

John is with Stewart House in Grand-Pré near the Bay of Fundy and has these five local activities to suggest. have a glass of wine or bubbly at any of half-dozen wineries in the area (Lucketts has a wonderful view and Acadie has excellent bubbly, but you can’t really go wrong having your own personal taste test on a lazy afternoon in Grand-Pré. Rent a tube, line up some friends for the shuttle and go tubing on the Gaspereau River Check out a tide table and try to have a swim two hours either side of high tide in the […]

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Annapolis Vallery North – Acadians, Wine & Swifts

The Annapolis Valley is one of the most scenic regions of Nova Scotia. It is well known for its agriculture, in particular vineyards, and orchards. From the highway and the villages in the valley there are dramatic views of the steep headlands on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. A drive through the valley takes you through several peaceful and quaint maritime towns and villages scattered among the gently rolling hills. If more drama is to your taste you will surely wonder at the surging tides of the Bay of Fundy, one of the natural wonders of the world. […]

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Grand Pre and Nova Scotia History

My wife inherited the Stewart House, which has been in her family since it was built, so we like to get the local Grand Pre history correct. The story of the Acadians has, over the years, been as much about myth as history.  It was popularized by an American writer who never actually came to Nova Scotia.  The basic story line is:  the French settled Nova Scotia through land grants to Seigner d’Aulnay de Charnisay and Charles de la Tour.  A fortress village was constructed at Port Royal, near the town of Annapolis Royal.  Despite the harsh winters, the peasants […]

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