Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites

A thriving Acadian settlement here became a pivotal site in the struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the Isthmus of Chignecto region.

Vue de l'intérieur de l'abri de pique-nique à Beaubassin-Fort-Lawrence

View park

Panoramic views, picnic shelter, trails, interpretive panels.

Oeuvre'd d'art représentant la vie dans l'Isthme de Chignecto entre les années 1670 et 1750.

History and culture

Archeology, Mi'kmaq and Acadian people, village of Beaubassin, Fort Lawrence.

Une exposition avec plusieurs pannaux d'interprétation

Revealing Chignecto — Exhibit

An exhibit on the history of Isthmus of Chignecto and its archaeology.

Plan your visit

Get to know how to get here, maps, opening hours, fees, brochures, and more.

Stewardship and management

Management plan for the Chignecto Isthmus national historic sites.

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Hours of operation

Open in spring, summer and fall (self guided)


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