News releases from Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7) issued in the specified time period (Page 9)

Maritime Museum Unveils Recently Acquired Titanic Artifacts

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

On Wednesday, April 15, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will commemorate the 97th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic by unveiling a display of recently acquired artifacts connected to the tragedy.

Yarmouth Awarded Annual Culture Conference

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The town of Yarmouth will host members of the arts and culture community at the fourth annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala and Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Visitors Invited to Experience Nova Scotia in 2009

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Travellers near and far are invited to discover their favourite Nova Scotian experience as the province launches its 2009 tourism marketing campaign.

2008 Year End Tourism Stats Available

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotia welcomed almost 2,080,000 visitors in 2008 and the economic impact of the province's tourism industry reached $1.33 billion, on par with 2007.

Halifax Waterfront Project Generates Jobs

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

An important visitor attraction will generate additional economic activity as a repair and maintenance project worth more than $1 million begins at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

TUGS! Highlights March Break at the Maritime Museum

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

They're rough, they're tough, they're TUGS!

Mastodons at the Museum this March Break

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Mammoths, mastodons, and a scimitar cat will make March Break an event of dist-"extinction".

Archives Pays Tribute to Annapolis Valley Author

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotians will soon be able to learn more about one of the province's most significant authors thanks to a new online exhibit by the Nova Scotia Archives.

Government Extends Bluenose II Operating Contract

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The province is renewing its commitment to the preservation of the Bluenose II as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador by signing a new seven-year contract for the vessel's management and operation.

Archives Launches Tribute to Silver Dart Pilot

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

In honour of the centennial anniversary of the flight of the Silver Dart in Baddeck, Nova Scotians can celebrate the first person to fly an airplane in Canada through a new online exhibit presented by the Nova Scotia Archives.

Maritime Museum Announces Winner of LEGO Prize Draw

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The Nova Scotia Lego Users Group and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic have proven the old adage, it you build it, they will come.

Funding Announced For Silver Dart Centennial

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Baddeck will mark the 100th anniversary of the first powered aircraft flight in Canada and the provincial and federal governments are contributing more than $750,000 for the celebrations.

Big Chill Hits Halifax with Ice Age Mammals

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

It was a time when lions, camels, mastodons and mammoths roamed North America. A remarkable period in Earth's history, when things looked shockingly different as the planet went through the most recent ice age that lasted between three million and 10,000 thousand years.

Maritime Museum Celebrates 27th Anniversary

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

To celebrate its 27th anniversary on the Halifax waterfront, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will hold two special events.

Government Invests in Lunenburg Heritage

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The historic Town of Lunenburg is developing a strategy to protect its heritage and generate economic growth with $270,000 in federal and provincial funding announced today, Jan. 20, at the Lunenburg and District Fire Hall.

November Tourism Stats Available

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The province welcomed 1,960,500 visitors to the end of November -- a three per cent decrease, or about 66,000 fewer visitors, compared with the same period of 2007. The number of room nights sold increased by one per cent to keep the industry on track to match last year's revenues of $1.33 billion.

LEGO Display Returns to Maritime Museum

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The likes of Spider-Man and SpongeBob SquarePants will appear among spaceships and Halifax landmarks as the Maritime Museum again hosts its popular Lego display beginning today, Dec. 9.

Province Investing in Tourism Niche Markets

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7) / Economic Development (to Jan 09)

Nova Scotia's tourism industry will get a financial boost to support its competitiveness in a challenging global marketplace.

Tourism to Build on Strengths in 2009

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotia's tourism industry aims to hold its ground in challenging economic times by building on its strengths and concentrating on the most promising markets.

October, Year-end Tourism Stats Available

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotia's tourism industry has a preliminary revenue estimate of $1.33 billion for 2008, the same as 2007.