Nova Scotia, Atlantic gateway to Canada, is marked by the ebb and flow of history. The film notes the mementoes of early struggles--French Port Royal and British Annapolis Royal--and journeys on the Cape Breton Highland National Park. Here among the green forests, below the blue and cloudswept sky, we follow the Cabot Trail through 70 miles of the park. A replica of a Scottish crofter's cottage beside the Lone Sheiling picnic ground reminds us of immigrants who settled here. Facilities for golf, tennis, salmon and trout fishing and, of course, bathing abound. And below, in the coastal villages, we revel in the colour and warmth of French and Scottish traditions, the coming and going of two-masted schooners, and from the sharp bows of "snappers", tuna and swordfish boats, look to the promise of the sea.
1948, 11 min
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