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Windsor Travel Guide



Windsor, Nova Scotia is a small town of less than 4,000 people at the junction of the St. Croix and Avon Rivers. It is about 65 kilometers northwest of Halifax and sits at the eastern region of the Annapolis Valley where the Evangeline Trail ends.[1] Interestingly, Windsor is geographically situated at the midpoint between the North Pole and the Equator. It was first settled in the late 17th century by Acadians, just shortly after Grande Pre was founded. Windsor, however, became a complete ghost town in 1755 after the British deported the Acadians. It resurrected itself when Loyalists from America immigrated to Canada and rebuilt the town into a stronghold. Today, it is most famous for being the former home of Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who is known as the “Canadian Mark Twain”. Haliburton’s tales involved the memorable character, Sam Slick, whose quotes are now everyday expressions in Canada. The author’s house, which was built in 1833, is now a museum.[2]

The other attraction of Windsor is the Martock alpine ski hill about three kilometers up the valley of the Avon River. This ski resort is the only one in southwestern Nova Scotia.[3]

References:
Carroll, Donald. Insider’s Guide Canada. Edison: Hunter Publishing, Inc, 1996. ISBN: 1556507100.

“Windsor, Nova Scotia.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor%2C_Nova_Scotia>

[1] Windsor
[2] Carroll, 323
[3] Windsor







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