Jul 8, 2012

Grand Pré - Unesco World Heritage site

You may remember that a while back I posted that the landscape of Grand Pré (Nova Scotia) had been submitted for nomination as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO. Well, it's official - The landscape of Grand Pré has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site! This is just a quick follow up post in congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.

Check out their new website - Landscape of Grand Pré.

While we're at it, it's worth mentioning that Nova Scotia has two other Unesco World Heritage sites. 

Joggins Fossil Cliffs, where the layers of rock expose the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” - 300 million years ago.

Old Town Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country.

Just a few more reasons to visit Nova Scotia.


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