Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Louisbourg

Louisbourg National Historic Site

You'll need at least a few hours to fully explore this extraordinary historic site that faithfully re-creates the Louisbourg Fortress as it was in 1744, right down to the people – costumed thespians take their chara…
Top Choice Museum in Eastern Shore

Memory Lane Heritage Village

A 20-minute drive from Tangier, this outstanding example of how a community can work together to preserve its history re-creates a 1940s Eastern Shore village in a series of lovingly relocated and restored buildings…
Top Choice Historic Site in Wolfville & Grand Pré

Grand Pré National Historic Site

This interpretive center explains the historical context for the deportation of the French-Acadian people from Acadian, Mi'kmaw and British perspectives and traces the many routes Acadians took from, and back to, th…
Top Choice Museum in Central Nova Scotia

Joggins Fossil Centre

The state-of-the-art Joggins Fossil Centre is the place to start your fossil cliffs visit, and explains through displays and film what you can see in the Unesco World Heritage–listed cliffs below.The best time to vi…
Top Choice Winery in Wolfville & Grand Pré

Luckett Vineyards

This is one of the best destination wineries in the region, with palatial views over the vines and hillsides down to the Bay of Fundy cliffs. After sampling the red, white, fruit and dessert wines, and the particula…
Top Choice Museum in Baddeck

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

The inventor of the telephone is buried near his summer home, Beinn Bhreagh, which is visible across the bay from Baddeck. The excellent museum of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, at the eastern edg…
Top Choice Historic Site in Halifax

Citadel Hill National Historic Site

Canada's most visited national historic site, the huge and arguably spooky Citadel is a star-shaped fort atop Halifax's central hill. Construction began in 1749 with the founding of Halifax; this version of the Cita…
Top Choice Museum in Halifax

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Pier 21 was to Canada what Ellis Island was to the USA. Between 1928 and 1971 over a million immigrants entered Canada here. Their stories and the historical context that led them to abandon their homelands form the…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Advocate Harbour

Cape d'Or Lighthouse

This spectacular cape of sheer cliffs was misnamed Cape d'Or (Cape of Gold) by Samuel de Champlain in 1604 – the glittering veins he saw in the cliffs were actually made of copper. Mining took place between 1897 and…
Top Choice Museum in Sydney

Cape Breton Miners' Museum

Glace Bay, 6km northeast of Sydney, would be just another fading coal town were it not for this exceptional museum, the highlight of which is the 'Men of the Deeps' adventure under the seafloor to visit decommission…