DescriptionA popular base for exploring the Annapolis Valley, Windsor is at the confluence of the Avon and St. Croix rivers. The town's original Acadian settlers reclaimed thousands of hectares from the sea by building several kilometres of dikes. During the mid-18th century the area was resettled by Loyalists and planters from New England and Imperial troops garrisoned at Fort Edward.
The phenomenal tidal fluctuations at Windsor average about 12 metres (40 ft.) each day. For the best times and viewing locations, contact the Windsor-West Hants Visitor Information Centre, off Hwy. 1 exit 6; phone (902) 798-2690.
Of historic interest is King's-Edgehill School, one of the oldest educational institutions in the British Commonwealth. Home to a respected touring company of puppeteers, the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, 132 Gerrish St., allows visitors to view puppets and stages from previous shows or watch new ones being created; phone (902) 798-5841. Windsor also claims the title of “Birthplace of Hockey” thanks to 19th-century author Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who described an early form of the game being played at Long Pond.
Visitor InfoTown of Windsor Address not available WINDSOR, NS . Phone:(902)798-2275
Things to SeeFort Edward National Historic Site