Strait Area Museum (formerly Port Hastings Historical Society Museum and Archives)

Months of Operation

June 15 - October 15

Hours Of Operation

(subject to change); open Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat–Sun noon–4pm.


24 Highway 19, Port Hastings, Ceilidh Trail


T: 902-625-1295



History comes alive in this modern museum overlooking the Strait of Canso. Displays on the construction of the Canso Causeway and its impact on the people and communities in the area, model ship display, local history, early 20th-century lifestyle, railroads, and ferries. Extensive archives and materials for genealogical research available on-site. Personalized tours of the museum are given. 

Be sure to visit our gift shop, which features handmade products by local quilters, crafters, and woodworkers. Stop by our gazebo and enjoy an ice cream from our ice cream barn on a hot summer day.

More Details

Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Cash only.
Admission: Admission by donation.
Directions: At Port Hastings Rotary.