Best Places to Explore in Nova Scotia

This VisitList contains some of the best historic places to visit in Nova Scotia. From Citadel Hill to Fortress Louisbourg, the St. Peter’s Canal and more. Historic places in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada are so important and should be visited by all to learn hands on about our country’s past.

This VisitList is curated by a Nova Scotian, local travel writer and content creator Cailin O’Neil of


Road Map

Louisbourg to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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50 Great Saves: The Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act

Duncan, British Columbia to McAdam, New Brunswick 10 places
In 1990, the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act came into effect after years of lobbying with the help of the National Trust for Canada. The act has granted over 150 railway stations federal legal protection across the country including the Duncan train station in Duncan, BC and the McAdam Railway Station in McAdam, New Brunswick.
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Atlantic Canada’s Hidden Histories

Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 35 places
geocaches that demonstrate the rich, diverse histories of Atlantic Canada.
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Afro-Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration
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The Hidden Black Cityscape

Saint Marys Parish to New Brunswick 15 places
Explore Fredericton’s early Black history. Often missing from the modern cityscape.
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