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“Site” seeing in Nova Scotia
When it was announced on June 30 that Nova Scotia’s Grand-Pré was being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, some members of the Société Promotion Grand-Pré leaped to their feet. You’d be overcome too if you’d been working on obtaining the designation since 2007. Located in the Annapolis Valley, the 13,000-hectare landscape was where French colonists (later Acadians) settled and developed a complex system of dykes between 1682 and 1755. It’s also the site of their deportation (or Grand Dérangement) by the British beginning in 1755 through 1762. This latest cultural designation brings the number of UNESCO sites in Nova Scotia to three; 16 in Canada. For all 26 of the newly inscribed sites: whc.unesco.org/en/newproperties.
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