The charming seaside town of Annapolis Royal is the perfect base for time spent exploring Annapolis and the Bay of Fundy area. With a keen sense of its own heritage, history buffs will find much to peak their interest, from museums to guided tours and even the well-preserved Fort Ann. Also worth a visit are the beautiful Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens; a picturesque location for an afternoon stroll. As with much of Nova Scotia, there’s plenty of traditional live music on offer if you’re in search of evening entertainment.
Annapolis Royal itself is set on an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, which is the body of water that sits between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Some 100 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of the bay every day, making it the home of the world’s highest tides; a sight that has to be seen to be believed. The sheer force of the waves here has also sculpted striking sea cliffs, so a coastal walk is another ‘must’. This is also an ideal location for whale watching.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the wineries of Annapolis Valley - why not hire bicycles and tour the vineyards, enjoying a tasting or two along the way?