Canso Islands National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Canso Islands National Historic Site

Canso, Nova Scotia
1465 Union St., Canso, NS
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902-366-3136 or 902-295-2069

Near the small fishing village of Canso, Nova Scotia, a low, windswept archipelago stretches eastward into the harsh Atlantic. Once an abundant fishing ground for the Mi’kmaq and early European settlers during the 18th century. Learn more through engaging displays at our visitor center, and imagine life in this remote outpost.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


1465 Union St., Canso, NS
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