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2016 EXPLORER VISITORS GUIDE

THE ACADEMY CONDOMINIUMS

CONDOS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

2016 ARTS UNLEASHED SCHEDULE

2016 PAINT THE TOWN

2016 FESTIVAL OF DANCE (FODAR)

THIS LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS


BUSINESS QUICK LINKS
Accommodations
Attractions & Tours
Professional Services
Restaurants
Shops & Studios
Travel & Tourist Information
The Cat - Portland to Yarmouth Ferry
MV Fundy Rose - St. John to Digby Ferry


MAPS
Where is Annapolis Royal?
Business Locations - Area Attractions
Business Locations - Accommodations
Business Locations - Restaurants
Business Locations - Shops
Recreation & Walking Trails
Mapannapolis
Annapolis Tourism District

DIRECTORY
Business Categories A-C
Business Categories C-Z


FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
2016 Explorer Visitors Guide
2016 Easter Eggstravaganza
Mid May - Early July
Early July - Early August
Early August - Late August
Late August - October
Fun in All Seasons
Annapolis River Festival
Paint the Town
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR)
ARTs Unleashed
Ghost Town Events & Schedule
Port Royal 75th Anniversary - Feature
Port Royal 75th Anniversary - Celebration
2015 Holiday Explorer Magazine
2015 Holiday Explorer (.pdf)
2015 Artfelt Christmas Schedule


TOURS
Candlelight Graveyard Tour
Acadian / Mi'kmaq Tour
National Historic District Tour
Artists' Studios Tour
House & Garden Tour
Historic & Scenic Circle Tour
Day Excursions
Kayak Annapolis Royal
Tidal Power Plant Tour
Gael Tours - Explore Digby
Arts 'n Adventures in the Cove - Freeport
Private Tours & Step-on Guides

HISTORIC ~ SCENIC ~ FUN
Explore - Experience - Enjoy
Things to See & Do
More to See & Do
Special Events at Kejimkujik
Historic Gardens & Upper Clements Parks
Stroll Through the Centuries
Links to the Monarchy
Design Destination Area


ECOTOURISM
Whales & Trails
Explore the "Fun"dy Coast


PHOTO GALLERY
Historic - Scenic - Fun
Things to See & Do
Special Times
Fun For All Ages
Where History Meets Opportunity


VIDEOS
Meet You in Annapolis Royal - Intro
Meet You in Annapolis Royal - Gardens
Meet You in Annapolis Royal - Tours
Meet You in Annapolis Royal - Museums
Meet You in Annapolis Royal - Finale
MacLean's Magazine - Canada 2014
#1 of "10 Places You've Got to See"

Annapolis Featured in Jeep Commercial
275th Freemasonry Anniversary
Easter Eggstravaganza
White Christmas
Sunset Over the Annapolis River
The Naming of Annapolis Royal
Annapolis Royal 300th Anniversary
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Olympic Torch Relay
Lighthouse & Heritage Preservation
Lighthouse Preservation Project
Acadian & Historic District Tours
Private Tours for Family Reunions
Charade - Thanks for the Memories

EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE
Performances at King's Theatre
Fortune - The Rose Fortune Story (Play)
Learn to Dance The Scotia Shuffle
Learn to Dance The Canadian Shuffle

EXPLORER SPECIAL FEATURES
DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST
DEVOUR! STILL TIME TO ENJOY
2014 ROYAL TOUR OF CANADA - Complete
2014 ROYAL TOUR OF CANADA - Index
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER MAJESTY

2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Links
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Arrival
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Welcome
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Gardens
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Pier 21
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Province House
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Holland College
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Cornwall, PEI
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Why This Year?
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Departure
2014 Royal Tour - Behind the Scenes - Team
2014 Royal Tour - Behind the Scenes 2
2014 Royal Tour - Behind the Scenes - Media
2014 Royal Tour of Canada - Personal Note
2014 Royal Tour - Faces in the Crowd


ARCHIVES
2015 Explorer Guide Archive
2015 Easter Eggstravaganza
2015 Heritage Day Weekend Schedule
2014 Artfelt Christmas Schedule
2014 Artfelt Christmas Schedule
2014 Artfelt Christmas Schedule
2014 Explorer Guide Archive
2013 Artfelt Christmas Archive


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The EXPLORER has been covering the Annapolis Royal Area of Nova Scotia, CANADA since 1995. For ARTfelt Christmas Daily Updates and the inside scoop on What's Happening in the Annapolis Royal Area, we invite you Follow the Explorer on Facebook.

CLICK EXPLORER PHOTO ABOVE for our 2016 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE
in a magazine flipbook format. Click here for a .pdf version of the EXPLORER.

The Explorer recently co-sponsored a series of five short MEET YOU IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL VIDEOS filmed by Rediscovering Canada Television. We invite you to join us for a virtual visit to historic, scenic and fun Annapolis Royal -- Nova Scotia's first capital.











Winner of “The World’s Most Liveable Small Community”, “Prince of Wales” and numerous “Communities in Bloom” awards, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia was featured in the March 17, 2014 edition of MacLean's Magazine as one of the "10 PLACES YOU'VE GOT TO SEE" in Canada in 2014, co-sponsored by Jeep. The town was also showcased in a special "10 PLACES YOU'VE GOT TO SEE" VIDEO and a JEEP CHEROKEE TELEVISION COMMERICAL in conjunction with their "Life is Calling" series.



THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAVE OUR ANNAPOLIS ROYAL LIGHTHOUSE!



The Annapolis Royal Lighthouse was built in 1889 and needs significant structural work in order to preserve it. The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal entered it in the THIS LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS CONTEST in hopes of winning the funding needed to repair it. Due to the outstanding support our lighthouse received, we won First Place and $40,000 to preserve our treasured landmark. Out of the 26 lighthouses that entered, our Annapolis Royal Lighthouse garnered 27,048 votes -- the highest number and over 10% of all cast. THANK YOU!

The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens was recognized by the Canadian Garden Council as Canada's 2015 Garden of the Year and was selected as one of the Top 5 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For in 2013. This Old House Magazine selected Annapolis Royal in 2012 as one of the sixty-one most vibrant neighborhoods in North America for one-of-a-kind, period houses. That same year Annapolis Royal was the recipient of CBC Maritime's prestigious 2012 Cultureville Award in recognition of its vibrant arts community, culture and heritage. If you love design -- houses, garden, art, crafts, antiques, vintage and modern creations -- you will love Annapolis Royal! The area is more than Canada's birthplace...it is a centre for the design arts...a unique design destination.

Originally called Te'wapskik by the Mi'kmaq, named Port Royal in 1604 by the French and renamed Annapolis Royal in 1710 by the British, it is one of the oldest permanent European settlements in the country -- and the most fought-over land in Canadian history. With a population of approximately 481 residents, Annapolis Royal is the smallest incorporated town in Nova Scotia, but with over 130 registered heritage properties, it is one of the largest National Historic Districts in Canada. Nestled between two scenic rivers (with the world-famous Bay of Fundy only 10 minutes away), Historic, Scenic and Fun Annapolis Royal and its surrounding area make the perfect vacation destination.

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall ~ Annapolis Royal is delightful in all seasons. Whether you spend a day, vacation or a lifetime, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia is a great place to live life to the fullest.

CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW FOR OUR 2015 ARTFELT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY EXPLORER MAGAZINE. (If you prefer a .pdf version instead of a flipbook, click on the link below the photo.) Our 2016 Holiday Explorer will be available in November.

Click here for the HOLIDAY EXPLORER in a .pdf version.

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From our corner of the world to yours, we wish you and your loved ones a happy day. Hope to "Meet YOU in Annapolis Royal" soon! Until you can explore in person...

ENJOY YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT

Annapolis Royal Explorer's Club



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