Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

This designation formally recognizes the Acadian people for their contribution to world heritage.

Founded in 1682, Grand-Pré was where the deportation of Acadians began in 1755. The presence of the Mi’kmaq and the arrival of the New England Planters after the Great Upheaval are also part of the important cultural characteristics of Grand-Pré.

Photograph by DWBAtlanticpic (Wikimedia Commons)