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  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada Halifax Citadel Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Built in 1749 to protect the coastal city of Halifax, and the coastline of Nova Scotia, this fort is part of the Halifax Defense Complex that was one of the four main overseas naval forts in the British Empire, and lasted until the 19th century.  The present fort or citadel was built in 1856, and is the fourth such fort that was built on the hill that overlooks the bay.  The citadel is considered to be one of the best examples of 19th century bastion fortifications that is complete with signal masts, defensive ditch, ramparts, powder magazine and musketry gallery.  This citadel was never attacked, yet the British occupied it until 1906, and then the Canadian military during the world wars.  The final post was built so that it could protect the area against a land attack by the United States.  The huge star-shaped masonry fort took over 28 years to build; but after the rifled guns that were made in the 1860s, became obsolete.  It did bring in bigger and more powerful guns that would defend the land approaches as well as the harbor; since the new artillery used heavier shells that went farther and with greater accuracy.  During the early 20th century, the citadel was used to house troops and be the harbor command center for defense.  After the second World War erupted in 1939, it was used for the deportation point of troops traveling to the warfront and became the center for anti-aircraft operations for the city.  It became the last picture of home and the first upon return.  Presently the citadel is operated by the parks department and has become one of the most prominent historic sites in the country.

  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
    This museum is part of the 27 museums that are taken care of by the Province of Nova Scotia and its mandate is to create an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the province's marine heritage through the research, interpretation, collection, preservation and exhibition.  This collection includes artifacts, sextants, images, charts and plans related to the marine history of Nova Scotia, binnacles, figureheads, anchors, portraits armaments and the most fantastic relic is the CSS Acadia, a 1913 hydrographic vessel.  These are all kept in carefully monitored environments and the craftsmen that are needed to repair anything are called when needed.  Their research is dedicated to finding exhibits, documenting the collection and answer any questions that come from the public.  Special programs are used by the staff to bring the collection and its artifacts to life and helping the public understand more fully what it is all about. 

  • Province House Nova Scotia
    This house is the place where the Nova Scotia legislature has met since 1819, and is the oldest seat of government in Canada.  The building is three stories tall and is thought to be one of the best examples of Palladian architecture in the continent and was opened in 1819 on February 11 for the first time.  Although it was one of the smallest functioning legislatures in North America, it did hold all three branches of the government in the same building.  Called the Red Room, it was the place where the Legislature Council met until 1848, when the governor reformed it and called it the cabinet.  In 1928, it was changed to its present modern Executive Council.  Now the House of Assembly, the legislative branch of the province meets in the green room.  The legislative library is on the second floor between the red and green rooms and was where the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia was held until it outgrew its space.  The office of the Speaker of the House and the premier's ceremonial office is also in the building. 

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  • Cape Breton Highlands National ParkCape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia
    This park is found on the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia and contains a third of the Cabot Trail that goes through it focusing on the many beautiful mountain and ocean views.  It became the first national park in Canada in 1936, and the entrance is near the Arcadian village of Cheticamp that sits on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.  On the east side of the park are the beaches at Ingonish, with forests, valleys, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, rocky coastlines and the tundra like plateau of Cape Breton Highlands.  Also on this side of the park is the Keltic Lodge of Highlands Links, a magnificent 18 hole golf course that is considered to be one of the top 100 courses in the world and it is certainly the best golf course in Canada.  Inside the park's forests you will find an Arcadian forest of mixed deciduous conifers and trees that are spread along the bottoms of the plateau.  There is a boreal forest on the plateau itself; and there are black bears, bald eagles and moose to be seen everywhere.  On the many hiking trails that twist and wind through the park, you can often see the whales and northern gannets at play in the ocean.  The Skyline Trail is the best of these with spectacular scenes that make you wish you could paint.  There are numerous birds that can be found here that are incredible creatures to watch and admire as they swoop up and around in the sky.  The two rivers that run through the park are the North Aspy and the Cheticamp.

  •  NovaShores Adventures
    This company is well known for its unbelievable kayak tours along the coastline in the Atlantic Ocean as they explore the many mysteries that abound in this fantastic wonderland.  The geology is beyond words and the marine ecosystem that you will enjoy from your own kayak will just amaze you and become a memory that you will keep for the rest of your life.  Along the way you will visit rustic old fishing villages that have been home to the fishermen for centuries, caves that are hidden from the land side and almost inaccessible, but not from a kayak; uninhabited islands that look like they did when the first native walked or paddled here.  The highest tides in the world are found here and will simply thrill you, huge cliffs reaching up into the sky with sea stacks, arches and more caves.  These people are certified for their business in the Bay of Fundy and they will work with you to make this journey the most unforgettable one in your life.  They also believe in low impact tourism so that they make sure that the area they and you visit is as pristine as it was when you arrived.  Always keep your eyes open for the seals that frequent these areas and will make your kayaking that much more fun.

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Local Restaurants in Halifax
  • Restaurant Le Caveau
    After a hard day's journey seeing the sights of Halifax and the beautiful Nova Scotia countryside, try a visit to the Domaine de Grand Pre; a spectacular vineyard that produces the finest wines in Nova Scotia and try their fabulous tour.  Once the tour is over and you've tasted some of their finest vintages; head to the exquisite restaurant that is situated on the vineyard and will fill you with the most delicious cuisine in the province.  The Le Caveau offers fine dining at its best with the freshest and best tasting ingredients in the area with a distinct flair for the international flavors.  Sit at the outdoor pergola or inside if the weather is too cool for you; where ever you do choose the wines or martinis will flow while you peruse the exemplary menu or wait for the delicious hors d oeuvres that you're waiting on.  To begin with try the cream of local spinach with Fundy lobster and curry oil or the bourride of local fish and shellfish cooked in saffron broth, julienne of leek and celery root and finished with rouille.  The first dish offerings include; Caesar salad with crisp Romaine hearts, pancetta, that Dutchman's old Growler Gouda and creamy avocado vinaigrette; gnocchi Parisienne with house cured Westphalian ham, young arugula brown butter and Dragon's Breathe Blue; beef tartar with Martock Glen beef and deviled quail eggs and spicy parsley pesto; house cold smoked salmon with grilled pecan croustade, crème fraiche and crisp summer onions; or Chinese pepper crusted scallops with spiced local pear pickle with ghost chili oil.  The main course offerings are; seared Nova Scotia sea scallops with Trapanese pesto, house made fettuccini; buttered Moroccan chicken with toasted cashews and dates, served with couscous, homemade chutneys and Fox Hill yogurt; seared Aortic char with rhubarb relish, wilted Swiss chard and Yukon gold mashed potatoes; grilled beef tenderloin with castel risotto galette, beet demi glace and creamed summer vegetables; Moorish leg of local lamb is braised lamb with wilted spinach, chickpeas and pine nuts; pepper crusted Yellow fin tuna with roasted pepper risotto, green onion pesto and sundried olive tapenade; braised Martock Glen pork shoulder with potato latka, chateaubriand sauce and seasonal vegetables.  All splendid dishes that will certainly please your culinary tastes. 

  • Salty's
    Salty's in Halifax, Nova Scotia is one of the finest restaurants in the city and province offering the freshest seafood from the Atlantic, with views of the harbor right outside your window.  The decor is impeccable, the service is spectacular and the food absolutely delicious.  When you visit Halifax, be sure to visit this unbeatable eating establishment where the day becomes centered around this fabulous meal.  The meal can begin with drinks; excellent bottled water, bloody Caesar, mango daiquiri, strawberry margarita, Cosmopolitan, Grey Goose martini or Manhattan.  The soups are Atlantic seafood chowder or the chef's feature soup.  Salads are; spinach with roasted red peppers, red onion, grilled pineapple, mandarin oranges, shiitake mushrooms and sesame honey vinagrette; petit green salad with Mesclun greens, roasted beets, green apple, spicy pecans, strawberries and vanilla mango dressing; Salty's Caesar with bacon, homemade croutons, fresh parmesan and creamy garlic dressing homemade.  Appetizers include; bacon wrapped scallops with mild wasabi mayo, calamari quick fried with Tabasco honey glaze, lobster ravioli with dill cream sauce, crab cakes with red crab, lemon mayo and corn salsa, oysters on the half shell with mignonette sauce and lemon, Nova Scotia smoked salmon is Willy Krauch's smoked salmon, capers, red onion, sour cream and bread rounds, baked brie with puff pastry, balsamic glaze and apricot raisin chutney, seafood sampler with pickled herring ( Solomon Gundy), Willy Krauch's smoked salmon, maple smoked salmon, prawns with complimentary garnish, chilled shrimp, braised mussels are Indian Point Farm mussels and white wine garlic broth.  The seafood entrees include; chef's daily seafood feature, roasted scallops from Nova Scotia with leek cream sauce, potato and grilled vegetables, lobster thermador, shellfish stew with lobster, scallops, prawns and mussels in a fennel tomato broth with potato and vegetables, halibut is butter poached with onion citrus marmalade, grilled veggies, fresh basil and feta, grilled shrimp is served with a tomato-feta cheese salsa, rice and vegetable, North Atlantic haddock is cornmeal crusted fresh haddock, potato, corn salsa and seasonal veggies.  Pasta entrees; shellfish pasta with scallops, lobster and shrimp in a wild mushroom cream sauce with fettuccine or maple curry chicken pasta is pan seared breast of chicken, Acadian maple syrup with mild curry spices.  The grilled entree include; oven roasted chicken with potato, seasonal veggie and a rosemary glaze, black angus filet mignon with red wine demi-glaze, potato, onion frites and seasonal veggie, rack of lamb with Dijon herb crusted, demi-glaze, potato and seasonal veggie, surf and turf is one pound lobster from Nova Scotia and New York striploin steak or the 8 ounce black angus New York striploin with seasonal veggies, potato and roasted onion demi-glaze.


Seared Artic char Le Caveau Halifax, Nova Scotia


Moroccan chicken Le Caveau Halifax, Nova Scotia


Beef tartar Le Caveau Halifax, Nova Scotia

 Curry Chicken Salty's Halifax, Nova Scotia


Roast Chicken Salty's Halifax, Nova Scotia


Haddock Salty's Halifax, Nova Scotia


Surfnturf Salty's Halifax, Nova Scotia

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  • Fortress of Louisbourg Louisbourg Fort Halifax, Nova Scotia
    The French settled in the Acadia area in the early 17th century, near Port Royal and Nova Scotia.  French settlers came to the area in 1629 and started a fort called Ste-Anne, which was occupied until 1641.  Then in 1651, a fur trading post was established in the same area lasting until 1659; although most of the French attention was given to the interior of Canada and parts of the United States.  In 1713, when the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, Britain gained control of the majority of Acadia and Newfoundland.  The French continued to have control of the area around Prince Edward Island, the area around the old trading post and fort, and New France.  The English, however, now had control of most of the coastline from Maine to Florida, so the French were forced to build forts along the upper parts of Nova Scotia.  At first they tried rebuilding the fort at Ste-Anne, however, the harbor froze up so thoroughly that they moved further south to the now Halifax area and built Havre Louisbourg, named after the king.  They continued building a fortified town by the new fort Louisbourg and named the town after the fort.  It was finished in 1745, to help protect the investments of the French and the great fishing that was enjoyed along the Grand Banks.  This helped the town grow, although the investment from the king was growing also.  As time went by, the town became important in the commerce trade between France, New France or Canada and the French West Indies.  The Louisbourg Lighthouse was built to help the ships coming in during the foggy times of the harbor.  The fort was attacked by the English in 1745, after the fort was completed, but the New England forces in cooperation with the British Royal Navy Squadron was able to take the fort in June, which surprised all of Europe.  The French tried to retake the fort later that year, but its forces were destroyed by disease, storms and the British ships that relentlessly attacked.  It was three years later that the fort was returned to France because of the agreements in the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ending the War of the Austrian Succession and the French gave the English back their trading post in Madras, India.  When the English left the fort, they took the Louisbourg Cross that hung in the chapel and it wasn't until the latter half of the 20th century that it was discovered in a archive at Harvard University.  Presently it is on long term loan to the historic fort.  The next year the British built their own fortified town at Chebucto Bay and named it Halifax.  It wasn't long before it became the biggest Royal Navy base on the Atlantic seaboard.  In 1754, the French and their First Nation allies tried blocking the westward expansion of the English, which started the French and Indian War and that led to the bigger Seven Years War in 176; where all the nations in Europe became involved.  The British held off a large scale French force in 1757, but because of poor navy support the following year, the English took over the town and fort.  In 1760, the fort was completely demolished by the British engineers, making sure that no future fort could be built on those grounds.  It wasn't until 1961, that the Canadian government decided to reconstruct much of the fort and town hoping to recreate it to the years around 1740, at its height.  Presently the Fortress of Louisbourg and the quarter reconstructed area of the town is a National Historic Site that gives tours and demonstrations of various kinds that recreate the past.

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada
    Best known as the inventor of the telephone, Bell was also one of the most prominent people involved in teaching the deaf, in his generation.  He first came to the area around Halifax, to a town called Baddeck in 1885, and the next year came back to start a vacation home for his family to escape the stress and heat of Washington, D. C.  He called it Beinn Bhreadh and with his wife Mabel Hubbard Bell increase the intellectual and social life of the village.  His huge success with the telephone allowed him to spend most of his time analyzing and experimenting when he was at Beinn, and his great mind and thoughts helped him in his experiments with medicine, marine engineering, sound transmission, aeronautics and space-frame construction.  He wasn't only an inventor, but also an innovator, humanitarian and inspirer of other people.  One of his biggest projects at the vacation home was aeronautics, that involved kite-flying experiments to the Silver Dart of 1909; that had Bell collaborating with Casey Baldwin, Douglas McCurdy, Glenn Curtis and Lt. Thomas Selfridge.  Later in his life, he and Baldwin experimented with hydrofoil crafts that helped them develop the HD-4 that set a world speed record in 1919.  The wonderful historical resources that are at this site include photographs and copies of materials that were in his own archives, a huge collection of artifacts that pertained to his research on all projects, personal items, books, awards and furniture.  Also still privately owned, his estate has many things that were from his era, including roads, buildings and wharfs; while his descendants take care of the Beinn Bhreagh Hall, and the great historic buildings like the Lodge, Kia Ora Boathouse and the Kite house.  Mabel and Alexander's graves are on the property, with no public access.

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  • Highland Village MuseumHighland Village Muse Halifax, Nova Scotia
    The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society has preserved and promoted the Scottish culture for the last forty years in this province, with the creation and maintenance of the village.  The village was started at a period when culture and history was having a big economic possibility.  In the 1880s, the province was in the midst of a time when industry and manufacturing was having a great economic boom.  However, by the time the Great Depression arrived, it was in dire straits with people leaving to find work elsewhere, labor unrest and big layoffs.  Other means of increasing stability and economic recovery were looked at and when Angus MacDonald became the premier in 1933, he wanted to increase the awareness of the Scottish influence in the province.  Thus, the Gaelic College was started in 1939, and the Nova Scotia tartan in 1953; with the idea of a village coming into mind.  In Scotland in 1938, the British Empire Exhibition was held in the city of Glasgow and one of the major reasons for this expo was the drawing of attention to Scotland's historical and scenic attractions.  It was here that Dr. Colin Sinclair, a Gaelic scholar and architect designed the "clachan" which would be a replica of a highland village that had the period's buildings and the kind of lifestyle that people had during the 18th and early 19th centuries.  The results were the cross section of Highland housing complete with a castle and post office; nine buildings altogether.  Not everyone was happy with the clachan being part of the exhibit, but after having a million and a half people visit the village; minds were changed.  One group of visitors to the village was a delegation from Nova Scotia that included the premier, Angus.  He was genuinely inspired and sure that this was going to be a wonderful solution to promote the Scottish heritage in his province and bring in much needed money.  Unfortunately, for all , the second World War begun in 1939; putting everyone's dreams on hold.  It wasn't until 1953 that the re-elected premier Angus and W.L. Filmore and Major C.I.N. MacLeod joined together to formulate some plans to build houses and buildings that were part of the Scottish heritage and a museum to show what the Scots did in the new world.  Sadly, the premier died a number of months later in 1954, and a big help in the government was lost, as well as a key supporter of the idea.  The other two men continued on and with plans from Sinclair, attended a meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Scottish Societies that already were involved in the promotion of the Scot heritage in the province, and a plan was formulated and a site chosen.  After many years of meetings, legalities, meetings and planning; funds were appropriated and the building began.  The construction was slow going and the donations of artifacts about the same, but it all finally came together and in 1979, the organization officially became the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society and most of the buildings were finished. 

  • Bluenose II
    The first Bluenose ship was a Canadian schooner that was built in Nova Scotia and was a racing ship and fishing vessel that represented the province.  The bluenose name was an 18th century nick name for the people of the province.  Built by Smith and Rhuland in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, it was launched in March of 1921 to race whenever possible and fish the rest of the time.  The reason the ship was built was that the previous year the ship Delawana that was here, had been beaten in the annual race with Gloucester, Massachusetts's ship, the fishing schooner, Esperanto in 1920.  The Bluenose fished off the Grand Banks for the season and then beat the Elsie out of Gloucester winning the International Fisherman's Trophy.  This continued for 17 years, all the while being a great fishing ship and winning competitions for the biggest catch of the season and the same awards.  These kind of schooners became obsolete after the second world war and the Bluenose was sold as a freighter to the West Indies and sank off a reef near Haiti in 1946.  The second ship named Bluenose II was launched from the same shipyard in 1963, using the same plans and with many of the workers that built the first ship.  In 1994 and 95, the ship was refitted and restored to act as a floating museum until 2005 when the government put the ship under the control of the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society.  Today it is a goodwill ambassador and tourist attraction of the province and during the summer visits ports around the area.  Presently, the great-granddaughter of the designer, Joan Roue is trying to raise money for another newer ship and the new name will be Bluenose IV.

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  • Georges Island LighthouseGeorges Island Lighthouse Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Georges Island is what is known as a glacial drumlin, and the biggest island completely within the harbor limits of Halifax harbor.  Drumlin which is from the Gaelic word druim means rounded hill or mound, and first used in 1833; which is a long whale shaped hill formed by a glacial action.  The name of the island was originally Ile a la Raquette or Snowshoe Island, but in 1749, it was renamed after the King George II to George Island.  In 1963, it was again changed, this time to Georges Island.  The present lighthouse was built in 1917 and still is used today.  The first lighthouse was built in 1876 out of wood and there were two fixed lights that were 20 feet apart vertically.  It used catoptric reflector oil lamps, in a 35 foot tower that was square with a black diamond daymark.  There has been a few changes over the years, including a bell being added in 1899 and in 1903, a flashing red light 50 feet high.  In 1916, it was burned down by a fire and a temporary red occulting light was used.  A newer stronger concrete lighthouse was built in 1917 and is about two hundred feet from the lighthouse-keepers house that still is there today.  The island is unique in other ways as it grows wild blueberries and is also the home of many black garter snakes; in fact, the island has more black snakes per land area than any other place in the world.  It also has Fort Charlotte ruins and is the site of the Great Offshore Picnic each year.  There were lighthouse keepers until 1972, when it became automated and in 2005 the foghorn was decommissioned.

  • Fisherman's Cove
    The waterway that goes into the harbor of Halifax is called the Eastern Passage and is the water area that lies between the islands of Lawlor's, McNab's and the mainland.  It has a great history and the shops, boutiques, restaurants and stores that are found there contain authentic Nova Scotia items and great tasting fresh foods from the ocean.  Before the settlers arrived the Native American Mic Mac Indian lived here for over 11,000 years.  Then with the discovery of a new world, ships began arriving bringing the many peoples of Europe to a new land where the opportunities were limitless and freedoms never enjoyed by any people on earth could live and work and enjoy the pursuit of happiness.  During the mid 1700s, the European settlers began arriving in the area of Halifax and the Eastern Passage.  The Eastern Battery was built for defense by the British in 1745; which later became Fort Lawrence and taken down in 1930, where today the Imperial Oil Refinery is located.  In 1749, the Mic Macs were moved to McNab's Island by the English and a battery was built at Cogel's Point to keep an eye on the Mic Macs.  In 1750, Edward Cornwallis started giving land grants to people that wanted to live on the eastern side of Halifax harbor.  Joseph Gorham is given a grant for the land that the Government Wharf Road, and Fisherman's Cove sits on in 1752 and he became famous at the leader of the military group called Gorham's Rangers.  James Cook gives Eastern Passage its first mention in his nautical charts.  In 1798, the property that belonged to Gorham is granted to Jacob Home Sr and his son Jr.   People began to move into the area in the 1800s and when gold was found in Cow Bay, the mine opened that lasted until 1890, when it was purchased by an American company.  During the mid1800s the passage is becoming more popular for fishing and four years later a brick works company is opened by Peters and Blacklock.  In 1864, the town was disrupted by the appearance of the Tallahassee, a confederate blockade runner, that supposedly had sunk, boarded or captured 35 Union vessels.  She came into the harbor and docked for repairs to her mast and refuel for coal; since she was a steam and sail vessel.  The Union wanted her badly, but the British neutrality laws gave her 24 hours in port; and then a 24 hour extension was given so she could finish the repairs to her mast.  A lot of the townspeople were supporters of the south and with the trade that they brought here.  So while the ship was repaired, Captain John Taylor Wood planned his ship's escape.  He had gotten word that cruisers were on their way to sink him and some were waiting in ambush off Chebucto Head.  He knew that he would have to find a desperate escape route out of the harbor.  Jock Fleming was the town's senior harbor pilot and with his help the ship would try to maneuver the slender channel through the Eastern Passage.  Sometime after midnight, and hours before she was scheduled to leave, the Tallahassee slowly went down the channel and out into the ocean.  Flemming was dropped off by Devil's Island and rowed off with more gold than he could dream of.  It became one of the most daring feats in North American naval history and the Tallahassee made it home to the Wilmington, North Carolina docks, after running through the naval blockades that tried to stop or sink her.  The ship was renamed the Olustee and then the Chameleon, but was seized in Britain in 1866 and given to the United States government.

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  • Bear River First Nation Heritage and Cultural CenterBear River First Nation Nova Scotia
    Sitting in the pristine forested hills of Bear River, midst the most spectacular scenery in the province of Nova Scotia, is the First Nation Heritage and Cultural Center.  This charismatic center interprets and disseminates the culture and heritage of the great Mi'kmaq tribe of the Bear River country.  Referring to themselves the L'nuck or the people, Americans call them Mi'kmaq or Mic Mac in English and it is the name given to this native American that helped the early settlers that came to this wonderful new land so long ago.  The center is the spiritual and healing place, where the visiting people can learn, share and explore the vast store of Mi'kmaw culture through the plethora of artifacts and exhibits, plays, songs and stories.  Newcomers are always welcome to enjoy the serene majesty of the Medicine Trail, the demonstrations and workshops that the center can offer.  Here you will learn about the splendor of nature and their relationship with it over the past centuries and the future visions.  The center was started in a gymnasium because elementary children wanted to learn about them in the late 1990s; afterwards becoming a community recreational center.  The vision for the center was to become a cultural and visitor center where people could learn about the history and culture of the First Nation people; a place where the shared visions and hopes of all the residents of Nova Scotia could state their ideas , hopes and dreams for their province.  Presently, it has become part of that vision that continues to grow and offer insight into the way we lived in harmony with all people and the natural resources that were put here for our use and pleasure.  It has become a great place for healing, where hard work and devotion to a vision has brought all the staff, volunteers and Bear River First Nation community together to share in a better future for all those coming here.

  • The Anne Murray CenterAnne Murray Nova Scotia
    Anne grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia called Springhill; where she learned to sing from her family, her father, a doctor that sang when he shaved, or her mother, a RN that sang when she cooked or did house work, her brothers at play, listening to the sounds of the new music called rock and roll.  She is one of the most well known female singers in the world and has held that wonderful status for more years than she cares to remember.  Her awards, gold records and honors are more than almost all other female singers in history, and she still makes that history happen.  Here, at this marvelous center, you can see all the photographs, memorabilia, awards and audio-visual highpoints of her magnificent life.  The center is non-profit, and a registered Canadian charity; since Anne has always been thankful for what she has and always is giving back as much as is humanly possible.  The center was the vision of volunteer members of the Springhill Industrial Commission as a way to increase the economy of the province promoting the music of Nova Scotia and Canada.  It is a place that Anne wished to contribute to in a unique way to her home town that has suffered through two terrible fires and two mine disasters since 1956.  Since opening it has engaged over 300,000 visitors from all over the world and is open mid May until mid October.  Living in that area will explain why it is closed the rest of the time since it is a cold hard winter, with much snow, although not too much on the coast of Nova Scotia.  Her site is and on it you will learn of her beautiful story, the online store, her Acadian roots, her albums, the donor page where you can also help those groups and charities that are always in dire need, the links page where you can learn about more exciting places to visit in her home town and the area around it.  There is also an events page that tells you what is happening with Anne and what she is doing now.  This fantastic songstress has sold over 50 million albums all  over the world.

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May 09, 2011