Explore A Nova Scotia Community

If you like history, and friendly people, then you will love Nova Scotia. The influences of our Mi’kmaq, Acadian, African, Celtic and Gaelic people give us a unique culture.

Our history includes the world renowned Bluenose schooner, the most advanced ship building experts in Canada, history changing battles, the Halifax Explosion which was the largest man made explosion until the Nuclear Bomb, over one million immigrants landed in Halifax at Pier 21 and one hundred and fifty Titanic victims are buried in Halifax. And the history doesn’t stop there.

Our rugged and beautiful coastline, and a little over 3800 islands, makes us a photographer’s dream. Nova Scotia has 5 UNESCO sites, 3 World Heritage Sites, 1 Canadian Museum of Immigration, 12 National Historic Site attractions and 28 Provincial museums and interpretive centres that emphasize our diverse history.

Browse through the communities below to learn more about Nova Scotia’s historical facts, societies, non profit organizations, accommodations and local businesses.

If you would like to contribute to your community’s history page then please contact us. We will add communities if not on the existing list. We want to feature the largest and the smallest Nova Scotia communities.

Explore By Scenic Drives
nova scotia scenic drives

explore the cabot trail explore the marconi trail explore the fleur-de-lis trail explore the bras d'or lakes explore the ceilidh trail explore the sunrise trail explore the glooscap trail explore the evangaline trail explore the lighthouse route explore halifax and dartmouth explore the marine drive

Cape Breton Island

Cabot Trail
Marconi Trail
Fleur de Lis Trail
Bras D’or Lakes
Ceilidh Trail

Mainland Nova Scotia

Sunrise Trail
Glooscap Trail
Evangaline Trail
Lighthouse Route
Halifax – Dartmouth
Marine Drive

Explore By City/Town


Advocate Harbour
Amherst
Amherst Shore
Annapolis Royal
Antigonish
Arichat
Baddeck
Barrington Passage
Bedford
Berwick
Bible Hill
Bridgetown
Bridgewater
Brookfield
Caledonia
Canning
Chester
Clark’s Harbour
Cole Harbour
Dartmouth
Digby
Dominion
Elmsdale
Enfield
Fairview
Falmouth
Glace Bay
Greenwood
Guysborough
Halifax Metro
Hammonds Plains

Hantsport
Havre Boucher
Ingonish
Inverness
Kentville
Kingston
LaHave
Lake Echo
Lantz
Lawrencetown
Liverpool
Lockeport
Louisbourg
Lower Sackville
Lunenburg
Mahone Bay
Meteghan
Middleton
Milford
Mount Uniacke
Mulgrave
Musquodoboit Harbour
New Glasgow
New Minas
New Waterford
North Sydney
Oxford
Parrsboro
Peggy’s Cove
Pictou

Port Hawkesbury
Port Hood
Port Williams
Porters Lake
Pubnico
Pugwash
River John
Riverport
Rockingham
Saint Peter’s
Sambro
Sherbrooke
Shelburne
Springhill
Stellarton
Stewiacke
St Margaret’s Bay
Sydney
Tantallon
Tatamagouche
Timberlea
Trenton
Truro
Western Shore
Westport
Westville
Weymouth
Windsor
Wolfville
Yarmouth