Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia

Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia

Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Its French name translates to “Great Meadow” and the community lies at the eastern edge of the Annapolis Valley several kilometres east of the town of Wolfville on a peninsula jutting into the Minas Basin surrounded by extensive dyked farm fields, framed by the Gaspereau and Cornwallis Rivers. The community was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline and is today home to the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. On June 30, 2012, the Landscape of Grand-Pré was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia.

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