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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

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

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

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

Three Wooden Forts and One Stone Fort

Type: Document

Description of the four forts that were built by the French at Chambly between 1665 and 1709.

Site: Parks Canada

Grand Pré National Historic Site of Canada: The Deportation (1755-63)

Type: Document

Through this difficult period, most Acadians adhered to the policy of neutrality, which had been recognized by the Nova Scotia authorities in a qualified oath of allegiance sworn before Governor Philipps in 1729 and 1730.

Site: Parks Canada

Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site of Canada: The Reasons for a Defence System

Type: Document

To understand the engineers' intentions at the time, one must take Québec's topography into consideration. In 1690, Québec was already divided into two distinct quarters; Lower Town was laid out on a narrow strip of land running alongside the river. Upper Town was located on the headland which dominated the banks. Lower Town was not protected by a natural defence system

Site: Parks Canada

Soldiers and Militia - Fort Chambly

Type: Document

A brief description of the soldiers and militiamen who served at various times in the history of Fort Chambly: the Carignan-Salières Regiment, the Compagnies Franches de la Marine, and the Canadian Militia.

Site: Parks Canada

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada: Defending Québec, Capital of New France: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Join a French soldier, Vadeboncoeur, and explore the history of Quebec's defense and fortifications. This journey into the past will have your students "defending Québec" during three different periods: 1645, 1690 and 1745.

Site: Parks Canada