Battlefields and forts
Tour the remains of a sunken French vessel at the scene in Gaspe of the final battle for Canadian territory.
Visit the monument commemorating two violent battles that occurred at Bloody Creek, Nova Scotia.
Tour the oldest fishing port on mainland North America in Nova Scotia.
Explore the ruins of this stone fort on the shores of Newfoundland, where colonial powers fought over the province.
Visit Canada’s oldest national historic site in Nova Scotia one of the most fought-over places in North America.
Tour the ruins of a star-shaped fort at the centre of British, French and American battles to control Acadia.
Visit this stone fort that defended southern Quebec from invasion from the south.
Visit the wooden remains of this central Nova Scotia fort.
Visit the stone wall of Québec, the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico.
Visit the fortress on Cape Breton Island, one of New France's key centers of trade and military strength.
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Visit the Québec Citadel, Canada’s oldest military building with animated re-enactments.
Visit the remains of the now-underground forts in the fortified city of Québec.
Settlements and villages
Visit the park in the heart of Québec City, where Jacques Cartier and his shipmates once lived.
Visit the site next to Fort Anne, where Scottish settlers arrived on Canadian soil in 1629.
Visit Forges du Saint-Maurice in central Quebec, Canada’s first industrial village known for its ironworks.
Tour the fields of the Melanson Settlement, once home to a unique system of dykeland farming amongst Acadians.
Tour the reconstructed settlement of Port-Royal in Nova Scotia, the first European settlement north of Florida.
Visit the Red Bay National Historic Site, a major whaling port in Labrador during the mid 1500s.
Visit the site on the New Brunswick-Maine border, where France first tried to settle in North America.
Visit the site of a former Attiwondaronk village in southwestern Ontario.
Visit York Factory, a vital fur trade hub for more than 250 years in the remote Hudson Bay wilderness.
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Madwoman of God (film)
Watch this feature-length film, which tells the story of Marie de l’Incarnation, the first female writer of New France.
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Plan a trip to Forges du Saint-Maurice, Canada’s first industrial village known for its ironworks.
A History of the Canadian Dollar – New France (PDF)
Read about how the use of playing cards contributed to the development of New France’s economy.
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