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Windsor, Nova Scotia

Windsor - The Birthplace of Hockey

The great game of hockey can trace its evolution from Windsor, circa 1800, when the students of King's, Canada’s oldest independent school, began playing hurley on "the long pond of ice".

Windsor is also famous for its giant pumpkins. The first world champion pumpkins were grown by Windsor's Howard Dill, who started an international craze. The community celebrates its love of pumpkins with the annual Pumpkin Weigh-off and Pumpkin Regatta.

Steeped in history, Windsor was first settled by the Acadians in 1685 and became a permanent English settlement in 1749. Today Windsor is a thriving community that embraces its history. A stroll through Windsor will lead you to discover the waterfront, seven historical murals, unique shops and dining experiences.

  • Dating from 1750, For Edward National Historic Site is the oldest original military structure in North America.
  • Haliburton House Museum was the home of Thomas Handler Haliburton, the first author of American humour.
  • Shand House Museum represents a late 19th century home and furnishings.
  • West Hants Historical Society Museum houses genealogical records, photos and artifacts for Windsor and area.
  • Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is an internationally acclaimed touring theatre for family audiences.
  • Heritage Centre displays photos, artifacts and equipment from the formative years of hockey.
  • Cradle of Hockey, at the Dill Family Farm, is the scenic site of the earliest recorded evidence of hockey.
  • King’s-Edgehill School, founded in 1788 is Canada’s oldest school. Hensley Memorial Chapel and Convocation Hall date from the 19th century.
  • Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway offers passenger rides on miniature steam/coal fired trains.


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