Port-Royal National Historic Site

Explore the Habitation at Port-Royal, a reconstruction of a small French compound and home to the original "Order of Good Cheer" founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1605. Imagine what life was like in this early French colony by talking with costumed animators as they go about their daily lives. Hear first-hand how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationship between the French and the Mi’kmaq during this period in time. One of the earliest French settlements in North America, Port-Royal lives on today as Canada's first major historical reconstruction completed in the 1940’s.