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EAST COAST STAYCATION Take in historic Louisbourg this fall and step back into time
As I step onto the red, wooden drawbridge over the little creek outside the Dauphin Gate, I can feel the presence of the 30 or so soldiers that once guarded this, the main entrance to the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. I pass ...
VIDEO: Rich with Nova Scotia history, Sherbrooke Village turns 50
Cussing. That’s what got me chucked into this jailhouse. Crimes like drinking, smoking, running horses through town and cussing could land someone in a jail cell in Sherbrooke Village. - Darcy Rhyno Not drinking or smoking or ...
‘We have thrown our anchor’ – Plan a staycation to visit Nova Scotia’s undiscovered French Shore
On a map, Tor Bay looks as if a giant shark took a bite out of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and left behind a mess of rocky crumbs. Jude Avery calls Tor Bay a marine cul de sac. The author and retired teacher has been working most of his life ...
Try Switchel, the 18th century sports drink, when you visit historic Shelburne, N.S.
“This is switchel, the 18th-century sports drink,” says Greta Mossman. She’s mixing the mysterious elixir in the garden at the Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum in Shelburne, N.S. She pours a brown liquid from a teapot of the ...
‘Gin making is an art’: Nova Scotia GINstitute allowing visitors to make personalized blend
Thomas Steinhart holds his pinky beneath the spout of my mini, two-litre still to catch a drop of the gin I’m cooking up. I’ve gone with a spicy citrus blend of botanicals that are heavy on the grapefruit and orange peel, with the ...
LOCAL TRAVEL: Enjoying winter in New Brunswick's Fundy National Park
I’m barrelling down the inside of “the bowl” backwards, laughing so hard, it’s difficult to breathe. When my toboggan hits an icy patch, I go into a tailspin. When I finally slow to a stop, I hoot like a kid and watch ...