http://www.TourAnnapolisRoy... Alan and Durline Melanson welcome friends from Senior Community Tours to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - the oldest permanent European Settlement in Canada. Settled by the French as Port-Royal in 1605, the name was changed to Annapolis Royal to honour Queen Anne when the British captured the area for the final time in 1710. It served as the capital of Nova Scotia until Halifax was started in 1749. With over 130 registered heritage properties and 4 national historic sites, today Annapolis Royal is one of the largest National Historic Districts in Canada. Farewell to Nova Scotia by Great Big Sea is a popular song in the region.