10 Places You’ve Got To See is a Maclean’s special photo feature, highlighting a host of must-visit locales across Canada. Our first choice? Annapolis Royal: “a peaceful place of orchards and vineyards so luscious it’s been called the breadbasket of Nova Scotia,” writes Rosemary Counter in our profile of the region.
Sheltered by mountains to the north and south, and facing the Annapolis Basin, the area has been prized for centuries: "So coveted was this convenient and protected locale—by original inhabitants and colonizers alike—that Annapolis Royal, as it’s now known, was fiercely fought over for more than 400 years (making it two years older than Jamestown, Va., and settled 15 years before pilgrims landed in Massachusetts)."
Find out more on this lesser-known Canadian treasure: http://placestosee.macleans.ca
Photographs by Andrew Tolson.