HERITAGE & CULTURE
The Bay of Fundy's history is as deep as its tides. The history can be found in our culture, our land and our everyday lives. Much of our history has been preserved in museums, while key parts of our history can be seen in its original condition.
Visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre in Truro to discover Nova Scotia's rich Aboriginal heritage and culture and learn of the legendary Mi'kmaq giant "Glooscap" who was believed to have helped shape much of the Bay of Fundy landscape.
Climb deep down inside a coal mine and learn how so many men lived day after day. Be sure to drop by one of the several lighthouses dotting our shore, for these have saved hundreds of ships during the foggy nights in the Bay of Fundy.
Visit the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, where some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada are on display. Enjoy a guided tour to one of the many sites under study, to learn more about the Bay of Fundy's geological history.
Besides holding the world record for highest tides, the Bay of Fundy was once world-renowned for its quality shipbuilding. Hundreds of sailing ships were christened in the waters of the Bay of Fundy during the 1800's, making shipbuilding one of the most prosperous industries at that time.
National Historic Sites such as Grand Pré, Port Royal and Fort Anne offer a captivating look into history of the people on the Bay of Fundy. These sites tell stories of war, struggle, triumph and bravery, and are true treasures to the Bay of Fundy.
There are many museums dedicated to carrying on the history of Nova Scotia. Some are dedicated specifically to one aspect such as the fishing industry or the Acadians, while others tell the story of towns and people. Rest assured, wherever you go in Nova Scotia, history will follow.