Music in Canso

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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

Historic Site in Canso

Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site

An interpretive center on the waterfront tells the story of ruined Grassy Island Fort, which lies just offshore and can be visited by boat until 4pm. In 1720 the British built the fort to counter the French, who...

Museum in Canso

Whitman House Museum

The 1885 Whitman House Museum holds artifacts from the town's past and offers a wonderful view from the widow's walk. The museum also serves as Canso's unofficial tourist-information office.