Located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral lands of the Mi'kmaq, the area's history dates back thousands of years. Port-Royal, founded by the French in 1605, was the country's first permanent European settlement. Site of colonial capitals of France, Scotland and Great Britain, the area was renamed Annapolis Royal by the British in 1710 and served as Nova Scotia's first capital until the founding of Halifax in 1749.
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Fundy Rose Ferry in Digby - 35 minutes; Cat Ferry in Yarmouth - 90 minutes; Halifax Stanfield International Airport - 120 minutes