Upcoming Talks and Activities

                 IHNS NEWS:

Shubenacadie Canal  (~1861) - Yours to Discover Excursion

A New Look, to the Old Infrastructure and Ways 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


FREE –  All Welcome, All Ages, rain or shine

Presented by: The Nova Scotia Institute of Science (NSIS) with


Cameron Ells, P.Eng.

Volunteer and former Chair, Shubenacadie Canal Commission

Life Member, Nova Scotian Institute of Science


Please contact Kara MacPhee if you plan to attend. (kmacphee@thediscoverycentre.ca)

Location to meet:

Fairbanks Centre front door by Shubie Canal parking lot  

54 Locks Road, Dartmouth NS B2X 2W7


Excursion Includes:

Inside tour at the Fairbanks Centre

Audio - Visual Presentation and Discussion

Outside walking tour of Locks 2 and 3 (by Shubie Park Parking Lot)

Visit to new Flume House and Boat Cradle (HRM Greenway Park, Prince Albert Road)



Meeting 1861 goals with 1861 ways (ie. no electricity, coal, or petroleum)

Adapting to changing conditions (e.g. technical, financial, making hockey skates)

Part of something bigger (e.g. waterway, recreation, heritage)

HRM Greenway Park (Prince Albert Road) Development Update 


About our meetings:

Doors open at 7 PM, the talk starts at 7:30 sharp. All are welcome and please feel free to bring a friend!!

 Just a gentle reminder, if you have forgotten to pay your 2016-17 membership dues, a staggering sum of $15.00, please bring along the bills and see Laura! Thanks.

We're also looking for web site content. If you have suggestions, please contact cbchapman@bellaliant.net

See you on March 6th, at 7PM!

Want to suggest a subject for a public talk? Want to ask us a question?  Please contact our Chair or our Secretary to add your input.

Dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and study of Nova Scotia's industrial heritage