Canso would become a prosperous fishing community, home to one of Canada's largest fish processing plants following WWII. Eventually, with dwindling fish stocks, the plant closed down in 2000 and the town population declined as a result.
Canso attractions include the Canso Museum, which illustrates the history of Canso, the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Beach Park and Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, and the Grassy Island National Historic Site, which at one time played a key role in fishery and international trade in the early part of the 18th century. Finally, the Whitman House Museum offers a panoramic view of Canso from its 'widow's walk' rooftop.
Canso accommodations include bed and breakfasts and motels.
Cape Canso R.V. Park & Marina
1639 Union St
Seabreeze Campground & Cottages
230 Fox Island Rd
Whitman Wharf House Bed & Breakfast
1309 Union St
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