Feature Stories

Even though Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province, our people share a rich tapestry of culture and heritage that shapes who we are and where we live. Today, our sheltered bays and inlets continue to welcome newcomers to our shores, solidifying our enviable reputation for hospitality and acceptance of difference. Our legacy of migration can be found in our physical surroundings; in our museums, archives and libraries; in our communities; and in the varied and dynamic nature of our cultural expression. Influenced by the beauty of the land, captivated by a relationship with the sea, and inspired by the desire to not only preserve our roots, but also, invite new roots to grow, Nova Scotians are enriched by who we were and who we have yet to become.

Nova Scotians with an interest in developing their Gaelic language and culture skills can apply to participate in a mentoring program that matches them with fluent speakers.
To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Samuel Cunard's first flagship, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will open a brand new exhibit.
The latest book by Nova Scotia Museum Curator Emeritus and author, Ruth Holmes Whitehead, presents the unique culture of the Mi’kmaq through the remarkable and sometimes complex lives of individuals.
In the late 18th century, Birchtown, Shelburne Co., was the largest free black community in British North America and the centre of the Black Loyalist experience. Now it is the home of the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.
Four Nova Scotian communities are being recognized for their civic and community spirit and will be awarded the 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award.

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