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History is alive and well in Nova Scotia!

 

From epic past and present-day maritime and military experiences and all the way back to hundreds of millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Bay of Fundy, there are plenty of ways to see and experience what makes Nova Scotia unique.

 

Some of the places you won’t want to miss include:

 

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – Visit this former ocean liner terminal, which collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story.

 

Port Royal National History Site – Experience life in this reconstruction of a French colony built by Samuel de Champlain in the early 1600s.

 

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site – Explore this amazing 18th-century fortified French town, where costumed animators bring North America’s largest historic reconstruction to life.

 

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site – This site commemorates the genius and compassion of this world-renowned inventor, who made Cape Breton his summer home. Hands-on activities are available for the whole family.

 

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site – Walk the ramparts and corridors of this magnificent 19th-century fortress, overlooking the historic Halifax Harbour. Become a “Soldier for a Day” and perform foot drills, firearms or drum training and learn the skills required to defend this military stronghold.

 

Old Town Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site – Nearly 250 years after its first streets were laid, much of the original town and architecture remain intact.

 

Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site – Get a first-hand look at the fossils in the cliffs, which date back to the earth’s Coal Age.

 

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – There’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage.

 

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic – Commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada and is home to Bluenose II, Canada’s sailing ambassador.

 

Glooscap Heritage Centre – Discover the heritage of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq and learn some of the area’s fascinating Glooscap legends.

 

Highland Village Museum – Visit this living-history museum and cultural centre that celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia.

 

Sherbrooke Village Museum – A true living-history experience with the Hands on History program. Live your own pioneer adventure.


Ross Farm Living Museum – Discover what life was life on a Nova Scotia family farm over 100 years ago.