Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada

How to Get There

Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada lies in the Atlantic Ocean 0.5 km (0.3 mi) off the Canso waterfront. The Visitor Reception Centre is located in the town of Canso, Nova Scotia, on the waterfront off Union Street.

If you're driving from Antigonish, take TransCanada Highway 104 to exit 37 (Monastery). Follow Route 16 along Chedabucto Bay to Canso. Driving time is 90 minutes. Or take TransCanada Highway 104 to exit 40 (Aulds Cove) and follow scenic Route 344 past the Strait of Canso to Route 16. Driving time is two hours.

From Sherbrooke, take Route 211 to coastal Route 316, then follow Route 16 to Canso. Driving time is two hours.


GPS Users

Please use the following coordinates to get to Canso Islands National Historic Site:
45.335804, -60.990622