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Grand Pré National Historic Site of Canada: Putting Down Roots

Type: Document

Families from France first settled in Acadie in the 1630s. In the early 1680s, Pierre Melanson and Marguerite Mius d'Entremont and their children moved from Port-Royal to found Grand-Pré ...

Site: Parks Canada

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada - Wreck of the Machault

Type: Document

Thanks to underwater archaeological excavations a large collection of artifacts was uncovered from the wreck of the Machault. These have added to our knowledge of the Battle of the Restigouche and the type of trade occurring between France and the colony during this period. Provides an overview of life on board the Machault.

Site: Parks Canada

Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada: History

Type: Document

Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site of Canada, located on Grassy Island, one of the Canso Islands, features the ruins of 18th century fortifications and the remains of a colonial New England fishing station that are the reminders of a thriving community that was once the commercial heart of Nova Scotia.

Site: Parks Canada

Grand Pré National Historic Site of Canada: Introduction and Background

Type: Document

Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada commemorates Grand-Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762.

Site: Parks Canada

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site is located at the mouth of the Restigouche River, at the far end of Chaleur Bay. It is here that the last naval battle between England and France for possession of the North American continent took place. The site offers a guide for visitors, explaining a little of the history of this historic site, as well as the hours of operation and entrance fees.

Site: Parks Canada

Grand Pré National Historic Site of Canada: Conflicts and Wars

Type: Document

Under both the French and the British, the residents of Les Mines exhibited a strong spirit of independence, made possible in part because of the distance separating them from the authorities at Port-Royal/Annapolis Royal.

Site: Parks Canada

This Week in History: Archives : Heroine of Verchères : Madeleine de Verchères

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

Site: Parks Canada

Conquest - Part of a World War - Fort Chambly and the Seven Years' War

Type: Document

In Europe, the war between France and England started in 1756 and played itself out on various fronts. In America the conflict was over territorial expansion. The English colonies wanted to move out towards the west but ran into the borders of New France. Therefore England decided to take drastic measures to chase the French off the continent. Fort Chambly was square in the middle of the conflict.

Site: Parks Canada

Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada: History

Type: Document

With its obvious strategic location, Signal Hill became the site of harbour defences from the 18th century through the Second World War. The last battle of the Seven Years' War in North America was fought here in 1762.

Site: Parks Canada

History of Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Site of Canada

Type: Document

Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the first permanent European settlement on Prince Edward Island. Its history is recounted here as a colonial outpost in the Franco-British struggle for dominance in North America.

Site: Parks Canada