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2018 EXPLORER MAGAZINE

THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

WHAT'S ON - KING'S THEATRE

WHAT'S ON - ARTsPLACE

WHAT'S ON - UPPER CLEMENTS PARKS

THE ACADEMY CONDOMINIUMS

CONDOS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

THIS LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS

ROSE FORTUNE DESIGNATION

ROSE FORTUNE VIDEO

WEDDINGS


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

MAPS
Where is Annapolis Royal?
Area Attractions
Bird's Eye View of Annapolis & Lequille
Recreation & Walking Trails
Accommodations
Restaurants
Shops
Mapannapolis
Annapolis Tourism District

DIRECTORY
Business Categories A-C
Business Categories C-Z

TOURS
Candlelight Graveyard Tour
Acadian / Mi'kmaq Tour
National Historic District Tour
Cradle of Our Nation Tour
Artists' Studios Tour
House & Garden Tour
Historic & Scenic Circle Tour
Day Excursions
Kayak Annapolis Royal
Tidal Power Plant Tour
Gael Tours - Explore Digby
Annapolis Marsh Tour
Private Tours & Step-on Guides

FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Easter Eggstravaganza
Mid May - Early July
Early July - Late July
Early August - Mid August
Mid August - December
Fun in All Seasons
Annapolis River Festival
House & Garden Tour
Paint the Town
Wine & Roses & Rose Festival

HISTORIC ~ SCENIC ~ FUN
Explore - Experience - Enjoy
Farmers & Traders Market
Travel with Bay Ferries
Things to See & Do
More to See & Do
Special Events at Kejimkujik
Explore Annapolis Royal
Historic - Scenic - Fun
Champlain's Cheer Trail
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
Things to See & Do
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Fun For All Ages
Cradle of Our Nation

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
A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain
A Tribute to Lillian Stewart
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
Bad Winter

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

EXPLORER SPECIAL FEATURES
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
ANTHONY BOURDAIN

DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST
DEVOUR! STILL TIME TO ENJOY
2017 Fort Anne 100th Anniversary - Feature 2016 Port Royal 75th Anniversary - Feature 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
2017 Artfelt Christmas Magazine
2017 Explorer Guide Magazine
2016 Artfelt Christmas Magazine
2016 Explorer Guide Magazine
Port Royal 75th Anniversary - Feature
Port Royal 75th Anniversary - Celebration
2016 ARTs Unleashed
2016 Ghost Town Events & Schedule
2015 Holiday Explorer Magazine
2015 Holiday Explorer (.pdf)
2015 Artfelt Christmas Schedule
2015 Explorer Guide Magazine
2015 Easter Eggstravaganza
2015 Heritage Day Weekend Schedule
2014 Artfelt Christmas Magazine
2014 Explorer Guide Magazine
2013 Artfelt Christmas Magazine

FUN FOR JR. EXPLORERS

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2018 HOLIDAY EXPLORER

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The HOLIDAY EXPLORER is full of holiday festivities for Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, CANADA. The EXPLORER has been covering the Annapolis Royal Area of Nova Scotia, CANADA since 1995. CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO VIEW THE 2018 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE. It showcases "What to See and Do" in the Cradle of Our Nation with Maps and information on Attractions, Tours, Restaurants, Lodging, Shopping, Festivals and an Area Business Directory.
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EXPLORE ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA Explore Annapolis Royal

A series of five short MEET YOU IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL VIDEOS, filmed by Rediscovering Canada Television and co-sponsored by The Explorer, are featured below. Until you can come in person, we invite you to enjoy a virtual visit through our videos and website. Explore historic, scenic and fun Annapolis Royal -- "The Cradle of Our Nation" and Nova Scotia first capital.

The beautiful Annapolis Royal Area is also a POPULAR SPOT FOR WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARIES & HONEYMOONS. Let the Explorer Guide and our Partners help you "Say I Do in Annapolis Royal" and make the most of your special day. After all, "Good Cheer" started here! You'll find a short sample WEDDING VIDEO just below the five Meet You in Annapolis Royal videos.















   

Winner of “The World’s Most Liveable Small Community”, “Prince of Wales” and numerous “Communities in Bloom” awards, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia is often featured in magazines and commercials including Jeep and MacLean's Magazine as one of the "10 PLACES YOU'VE GOT TO SEE". Check out the colourful video below. It's a great way to see some of the highlights of Annapolis Royal.



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THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAVE OUR ANNAPOLIS ROYAL LIGHTHOUSE!


 

The Annapolis Royal Lighthouse was built in 1889 and needed 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 The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens was selected as a Canada 150 Garden Experience in 2017. It was also recognized by the Canadian Garden Council as Canada's 2015 Garden of the Year and was chosen 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 491 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. Our EXPLORER HOLIDAY MAGAZINE showcases the highlights of enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas in the Annapolis Royal Area. For our 2017 edition, click on the photo below. Many of the same events are planned for 2018.

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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...

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