"A tribute to Hansi's hometown" Windsor by pieter_jan_v

Windsor Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 18 photos

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Windsor was named Pesaquid in the past, a Mi'kmaq term meaning Junction of Waters, being the Avon and St. Croix rivers, which flow into the Bay of Fundy. French settlement began around 1685 and British permanent settlement followed in the beginning of 1749.

In 1878 Windsor started being a Town. Windsor's harbour had shipping and shipbuilding during the age of sail. The harbour was sealed off by the construction of a causeway across the Avon River in 1970.

The town is known as "The Birthplace of Hockey" and also known for the historic Fort Edward; the annual Sam Slick Days festival; Howard Dill's Giant Pumpkins and the internationally-recognized Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice little town
  • Cons:Far from the real Windsor, ON
  • In a nutshell:Genuine Nova Scotia Town
  • Last visit to Windsor: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    I think we drove right past this Windsor. Don't think we missed much eh!

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Nov 3, 2012 at 5:27 AM

      Well, it's the birthplace of hockey for one and there is Howard Dill's Giant Pumpkins! Any Canadian must be aware of these two facts. PJ

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Aha PJ you have discovered Tim Horton's. Best cup of coffee you will ever find.


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