Nova Scotia is known as Canada’s playground. Rightfully so. Nova Scotia attractions include lots of outdoor adventures – hiking, sailing, surfing. There are many national and provincial parks with camping facilities. Nova Scotia also has many historic places and museums, like replica of Acadian house in Annapolis Royal. Acadia was the name for this region used by first French explorers and settlers. Annapolis Royal was called Port Royal then and was the capital of Acadia.
Preservation of Acadian heritage in Annapolis Royal commemorates events when after British colonial wars thousands of Acadians were forcefully deported. Some were sent back to France some to Louisiana. There the name Acadian changed to cajun. So Acadian and cajun terms mean descendants of original French settlers. Later British allowed Acadians to return to Nova Scotia. Preservation of Acadian heritage is an important effort to remember this deportation and lessons of history.
Nova Scotia attractions in Annapolis Royal offer a visit to historic botanical gardens which have a replica of traditional Acadian house. To plan a trip to Annapolis Royal from Halifax you have to allow full day as road trip one way would be about 3 hours. There are other Nova Scotia attractions in Annapolis Royal. Visit historic Fort Anne and add travel images to your photo gallery. Walk through old town with numerous cafes and historic buildings, relax on the Annapolis river waterfront or explore tidal power generation information center. Annapolis river flows into Bay of Fundy which has worlds highest tides. Using the power of the tidal water is a green way to generate electricity and reduce pollution.
Preservation of Acadian heritage efforts created a replica of the original Acadian house at botanical gardens. The house is constructed using traditional materials and has a thatched roof. The building sits on top of a small hill overlooking salt marshes and dykes. Acadians built dykes in order to gain valuable agricultural land along the banks of the rivers. There are also several potager style gardens near this Acadian house – definite reminder of French origins. You can take inspiring pictures of buildings to add to your photo gallery collection. These days when eco friendly houses become more popular it is a good idea to learn from the past. The use of eco friendly materials with small or no carbon footprint will help us save the environment. Thatched roof is one such element of traditional Acadian house. Bake oven can also be incorporated in modern houses. This small museum can teach us a lot about Acadian heritage and being more eco friendly.
22.07.2015 by FPImages