Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Memorial church

Information on the century-old memorial church, photo gallery.


History of Grand-Pré, deportation of Acadians, the legacy of Grand-Pré.

Cultural landscape

National significance, the dikes, the Planters, UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.


Information on the character of Evangeline, and its cultural impact.

Conservation treatment of the Evangeline statue

An overview of the conservation work required to preserve the statue of Evangeline.

Stewarded within the heart of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a monument to Acadian culture of the 17th and 18th centuries and a commemoration of both the significant contributions by, and the Deportation of, the Acadian people.

Located in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these picturesque grounds offer a meaningful memorial, interpretive centre and manicured greenspace—a place to celebrate regional heritage and to bring to life the triumphs and trials of the past.


Grand-Pré National Historic Site commemorates the Grand-Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762.

  • The Herbin Cross
  • Putting down roots
  • Conflicts and wars
  • Deportation
  • Grand-Pré's legacy

Cultural landscape

The Landscape of Grand Pré tells a remarkable story about human interaction with the environment and about how the connection between people and place can define a collective identity.


An important part of Parks Canada's mandate involves protecting the health and wholeness, or commemorative integrity, of the national historic sites it operates. This means preserving the site's cultural resources, communicating its heritage values and national significance, and kindling the respect of people whose decisions and actions affect the site.

Conservation projects

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