Tourists to Fort Royal near Placentia on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada, can read this sign which explains how the area once appeared as they tour around this attraction. Backdropped by a stone wall, Fort Royal was established in 1662 as a base where the French Navy could watch over the approaches from New France and keep their fishing fleets safe.
Today, visitors can watch a staged performance at the historic Castle Hill which reenacts life throughout the years when the French people were trying to establish a colony at Placentia. The rich heritage of the French comes alive and shows the hardship and determination of the people throughout these days.
Each sign located at Fort Royal gives visitors a bit more information on the way life operated in the early years.... continue below the picture...
A sign explaining how Fort Royal once looked backdropped by the remains of a stone wall, Castle Hill National Historic Site, near Placentia, Placentia Bay, Highway 100, The Cape Shore, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.