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An enduring legacy 

Our strategic plan outlines an interpretive vision that will supplement and augment the grounds of the Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada. The plan is a high level interpretive overview, indicating which themes and stories should be told at the site. It proposes a number of interventions and programs designed to engage visitors and help them understand the significance of the Fort’s stories and events, and in doing so, encourage further visitation to the site.

In short, our recommendations look at changes to the site, delivery of interpretation, and programs in order to establish Fort Anne NHS as a “must see” attraction, capable of attracting new visitors to the province as well as return visitation by local audiences. Given the nature of how people approach and enter the site, the age of the existing interpretive assets, and self-guided nature of the site, the plan must consider a wide range of improvements—from interpretation to programming, from renovation to new construction.

Adoption of our plan led to two significant projects: a focuses on visitor arrival, orientation, and a revitalization of their interpretation at the Officers’ Quarters exhibit hall.


2014–15 (strategy)


strategic planning


    Parks Canada, National Historic Sites, Southwest Nova Scotia




    Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


    Andrea Arbic, A. L. Arbic Consulting—financial planning.


    Photo credits (from top): banner, © Shonda Hogan 2015. Interpetive Plan cover images: [upper and lower images] © Shonda Hogan 2015; cricket players, courtesy of Annapolis County Spectator © Lawrence Powell.