Skip to Main Content
Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
print small medium large 


Heritage Activities and Events

We'd be happy to post your heritage related programming or events here. 

Call (902) 368-6600 or send an email to including contact name, phone number, events, times, locations, admission charges and all contact information.