Windsor Nova Scotia was first settled by the French in 1685 and subsequently settled by the British in 1749. Together, they built Fort Edward in 1750, but of course, it burned down. The fort's wooden blockhouse withstood the fire, and remains to this day, the only one left in Canada, making its location thriving tourist attraction. Windsor was founded in 1764, and the following year it started an Agricultural Fair, which still continues today.

The British used Windsor Nova Scotia as a stronghold against the Americans in the Battle of Fort Cumberland, in 1776. In 1820, illegally traded goods between Windsor locals and New Brunswick officials nearly turned fatal, and was titled the "Plaster War." In 1878, Windsor officially became a town, as its harbour made it an easy choice for shipbuilding, including sailing ships, and its easy access to the Bay of Fundy gave Halifax access to more shipping routes.

Windsor Nova Scotia is bold in claiming its the birthplace of ice hockey, a declaration based on a Thomas Haliburton novel. Come see the world renowned pumpkin grower, Howard Dill, at his local farm of Olympic sized pumpkins. Visit the Cradle of Hockey, where students still play on a long pond a game that resembles today's hockey. The Mermaid Theatre frequently exhibits all kinds of acts, all equally as entertaining as the last.

Windsor Nova Scotia accommodations include inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels and camping.

This heritage property in Windsor is located on the historical Evangeline Trail. It offers free Wi-Fi, a daily homemade breakfast and individually styled rooms with period furnishings. A flat-screen TV with DVD player and a fireplace are standard in each room at this hotel. The en suite bathrooms include robes and an antique claw-foot tub. Hardwood floors and original woodwork are featured.

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