Nova Scotia's Evangeline Trail starts in Yarmouth County, covering one half of the southwestern tip of the province, and continues on into Mt. Uniacke, not far from Metro Halifax. Perhaps better known in the region are the activities available by the Bay of Fundy. Phenomenal Fundy is also rich in natural history, particularly migrating shore birds, whales, shad and other marine life. This is also the land known as Canada's birthplace.
400 hundred years ago, in the small town of Annapolis Royal, two years before the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, three years before the founding of Quebec, and fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, a small party of French explorers established Port Royal. Power struggles between the French and English in this area spawned the erection of Fort Anne, Canada's First National Historic Site. The area is full of historic life, with roots deep in the soil of other cultures. Annapolis is also famous for having North America's first tidal power generation station.
Travel through the picturesque Acadian fishing villages that dot the coast of St. Mary's Bay, or visit Digby, home port to the world's largest scallop fleet. In this region, the land and sea merge, the past lingers in the present and both French and English have found a home. Taste the Digby Scallops and Fundy lobster. Settle in at one of the cozy Bed and Breakfasts. This is a grand place to visit. Many of the properties listed below are members of one or both of: