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Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

  The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum  is the place to find  mementos and celebrity photos of the glory days of  this Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World.    An Annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament &...

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Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, Argyle, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

We checked in to Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, in Lower Argyle, in time for dinner complete with live music that ranged from “Sweet Baby James” to French Acadian favorites. The menu was varied, but the view of Lobster...

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A perfect day in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

Historic Annapolis Royal‘s  seaside setting and well-preserved heritage buildings have made it a center for cultural activity, artists, craftspeople, and performers. It is also a tech center as the site of...

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Birchtown, Nova Scotia’s Black Loyalist Landing

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

   Birchtown, on Shelburne Harbour, was the site of the first and largest free black settlement in Canada. The Black Loyalist Heritage Society Museum, in an old schoolhouse, commemorates the Black Loyalists...

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A perfect day in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

Historic Dock Street Dock Street was the backdrop for the 1994 movie The Scarlet Letter. It runs along Shelburne’s natural harbor, the third finest in the world.  The influx of thousands of British Loyalists,...

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Eel Lake Oyster Farm, home of the Ruisseau oyster, Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

  We met “the Oysterman,” Nolan D’Eon, his wife, Kim, and their friendly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Cooper at Eel Lake Oyster Farm, home of the Ruisseau oyster. It is in Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova...

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The ultimate road trip in southwestern Nova Scotia

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

  With the new Nova Star taking passengers and cars from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, in the southwestern part of Nova Scotia, we decided to take a week-long road trip to explore this end of the province. We...

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Nova Scotia’s Acadians: The Pubnicos and Argyle

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

When the Acadians returned to Nova Scotia after the Great Expulsion much of their former land had been resettled by the New England Planters. They were able to settle in the Pubnicos, which is now the...

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VIA Rail: Vancouver to Jasper

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

As we flew into Vancouver, the aerial view created a bit of onboard window seat envy. We were above what appeared to be infinite expanses of mountain peaks and forests occasionally dotted with winding rivers,...

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