Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia

Stellarton

Welcome to the Town of Stellarton, a thriving community of 4,700 residents in Nova Scotia, Canada and situated on the East River, a short drive from the Northumberland Strait with the warmest water north of the Carolinas.

Stellarton is proud of its Scottish roots and is rich in the history of coal mining and railways. Coal was discovered in 1798. As a result the railway built to transport the coal was the first to use standard gauge and iron rails in Canada. Canada’s oldest locomotive, the Samson, along with the Albion are still housed here in the Museum of Industry, one of the largest museums in Atlantic Canada.

Stellarton is an excellent place to live and work with a large variety of stores close by. Nova Scotia Community College, Pictou Campus is located here as well as some of the best recreation facilities in Nova Scotia. Attractions include several ball fields, an indoor and outdoor soccer complex, good walking trails, beautiful Allan Park and a partially completed track and field area.

 

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Museum of Industry

The Museum of Industry is not just about industry, it’s about people and their families; real people who invented machines, dreamed up products, built factories, worked in mines, or ran railways.

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