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Top Choice Music in Canso

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Most people who come to Canso come for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the biggest festival in Nova Scotia. It quadruples the town's population, with six stages showcasing folk, blues and traditional musicians from a…
Historic Site in Canso

Grassy Island National Historic Site

An interpretive center on the waterfront tells the story of Grassy Island National Historic Site, which lies just offshore and can be visited by boat until 4pm. In 1720 the British built a small fort to offset the F…
Museum in Canso

Whitman House Museum

The 1885 Whitman House Museum holds reminders of the town's history and offers a wonderful view from the widow's walk on the roof. The museum also serves as Canso's unoffical tourist information office.