Glooscap Heritage Centre

Sharon Touchie


The Glooscap Heritage Centre is the newest hot spot for tourists. It includes an Interpretive Centre, a Visitor Information Centre and a Nova Scotian gift shop, Island Beach Company. At the Interpretive Centre you will discover the Mi’kmaw heritage and Glooscap legends. Look up at a giant, forty-foot statue of Glooscap; immerse yourself in an innovative multimedia presentation; contemplate ancient artifacts; view stunning artwork and learn some Mi’kmaw words. The Mi’kmaw Heritage Center includes an innovative multimedia presentation with Glooscap as your guide. Stunning traditional Mi’kmaw quillwork, beadwork, clothing and artifacts are on display. You can also see some of the oldest Aboriginal tools found anywhere in Canada. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay or something fun to do or see while you are in town the people at the visitor information center can help. The center provides information on accommodations and attractions in the province, focusing on the Glooscap and Sunrise Trails. The information center offers access to the Internet so you can search for and book accommodations yourself, or they will do it for you. If you want to take a piece of Nova Scotia back home with you, head to the Island Beach Company’s gift shop. The quaint store at the Glooscap Heritage Center is distinctly Nova Scotian with its maple products, Nova Scotia saltwater taffy and souveniers. The store also sells Mi’kmaw artwork, clothing, jewelery and moccasins handmade by local Aboriginal people. Island Beach Company is a Nova Scotian owned franchise with twenty-five stores in the Maritimes and Ontario. You can visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre's website at

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