Travel to a time when remote fishing ports dotted the Atlantic coast and England and France vied for control of North America. Home to the remains of an 18th century fishing settlement and the ruins of a battle-ravaged earthen fort, Canso Islands National Historic Site welcomes curious explorers upon its windswept shores to journey through the history that forged a nation.
Hours of operation
July 1 - September 7, 2020
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
902-366-3136 or 902-295-2069
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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Mingle with Louisbourg’s lively 18th century citizens, hearing their stories and tasting their food while soldiers march, cannons blast, children play and women mend clothes on a typical 1740s day in the French fortified town.
St. Peters Canal National Historic Site
Located in one of Canada’s oldest European settlements, St. Peters Canal links the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d'Or Lakes as well as Canada’s historic trading past to Cape Breton Island’s vibrant future.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
A third of the world-famous Cabot Trail winds through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, renowned for stunning ocean vistas, deep-cut canyons, 26 diverse hiking trails, spectacular campsites and glorious sandy beaches.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Meet the man who would forever transform the modern world. Feel Alexander Graham Bell’s remarkable legend come to life while touring full-scale replicas, touching his personal artefacts and taking part in exhilarating behind-the-scenes tours.
Marconi National Historic Site
Discover how the wireless age began at a museum chronicling inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s achievements in carrying out the world’s first transatlantic wireless telegraph experiments in Nova Scotia at the turn of 20th century.