Plan your visit

Port-Royal National Historic Site

Port-Royal Habitation is situated on the Annapolis River in Port-Royal, Nova Scotia, a 2-hour drive from Halifax and the airport. Melanson Settlement and Fort Anne are nearby.

The grounds are open year-round with no winter maintenance. The Habitation and washrooms are open from mid-May to Thanksgiving Day. Visit between June and September for the full experience.

Plan to spend at least two hours touring the site, though it’s easy to pass more time exploring the Habitation, and picnicking along the Annapolis River.

Services and information

Hours of operation

Open daily from mid-May until mid-October. Grounds are open year-round.

Facilities and services

Parking, washrooms, accessibility, tours, and walking trail.

Shop and reserve

Shop for passes and permits, souvenirs, and official Parks Canada merchandise. Make a reservation for a guided experience or program.


Visitor passes and program fees. Film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.

Passes and permits

Discovery Pass. Film permits.

Brochures and publications



Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Travel trade

Discover what Parks Canada has to offer.

Google Street View

Check out Port-Royal using Google Street View!

How to get here

How to get here


Port-Royal National Historic Site
53 Historic Lane
Port Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0

902-532-2898 (Mid-May to October) / 902-532-2321 (October to mid-May)



Port-Royal is located just west of Annapolis Royal and Granville Ferry. Driving time from Halifax is approximately 2 hours; from Yarmouth, approximately 1.5 hours.

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