Historic Places In Nova Scotia

Map of Nova Scotia 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 world renowned Bluenose schooner, ship building experts in Canada, battles, the Halifax Explosion was the largest man made explosion until the Nuclear Bomb. Over one million immigrants landed in Halifax. One hundred and fifty Titanic victims are buried in Halifax. And the history goes on.

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, historical societies 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.

Advocate Harbour Tourists flock to this area to photograph the scenic Cape d’Or Lighthouse…Read more Business Directory
Amherst Amherst Boot and Shoe Company, Christies Trunk and Baggage Company…Read more Business Directory
Annapolis Royal Founded in 1604, Fort Anne, Port-Royal, more impressive history…Read more Business Directory
Antigonish Long Gaelic history, St. Francis Xavier University…Read more Business Directory
Baddeck Alexander Graham Bell, 1629 first missionary…Read more Business Directory
Barrington 1760 families from Cape Cod settle, Cape Sable Island…Read more Business Directory
Bedford Fort Sackville, Ten Mile House, 1819 Acadian Paper Mill…Read more Business Directory
Berwick Pleasant Valley, Currey’s Corner, 1923 the Berwick Fruit Company…Read more Business Directory
Bible Hill Dalhousie School of Agriculture, Berlin Wall columns…Read more Business Directory
Bridgetown Gaudetville, Acadian settlement established along the Annapolis River….Read more Business Directory
Bridgewater 1604 mapped by Samuel de Champlain, 1899 big fire….Read more Business Directory
Brookfield 1784 first settlers, 1854 small railway way-point….Read more Business Directory