Culture and history

Grand-Pré National Historic Site

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.

Deportation cross

Overview of the Deportation Cross, its historical significance, and location details.

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.

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