Glace Bay Travel Guide

  • Street scene, Glace Bay, Canada.
    Street scene, Glace Bay, Canada.
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  • Miner's Museum, Glace Bay, Canada.
    Miner's Museum, Glace Bay, Canada.
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  • Miner's Museum, Glace Bay, Canada.
    Miner's Museum, Glace Bay, Canada.
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Glace Bay Things to Do

  • ~ Miners Village ~

    Life as a miner was a hard job that paid little and even with that small 'paycheck', after the deductions for 'goods and services' were taken from the Company Store; there wasn't much left to improve their lifestyle. The miners often referred to the Company Store as the 'Pluck Me' Store, as it worked to keep the miners under the thumb of the Mining...

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  • ~ Walk Beneath the Atlantic ~

    How would you like to walk beneath the Atlantic Ocean? Well when you go to the Miners Museum and opt to take the Underground tour you can do that. When we purchased our tickets to go into the Miners Museum we were asked if we wanted to do the Underground Tour also. The admission fee is $6.00/adult and $12.00/per adult if you want to take the tour....

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  • Real living history - we even shook...

    I am not really even sure where to start writing about the Miner's Museum near Glace Bay as it was, simply put, a most memorable and stunning example of living history and was absolutely one of the highlights of my six week trip round the Maritime Provinces of Canada this year. I had a vague idea of what to expect having read about it but I...

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  • A fitting memorial.

    I have mentioned on various other pages here that Canadians are very particular about honouring the dead be they servicemen and women, mariners, police officers or whatever else. I have also mentioned that on a trip through Glace Bay we had visited the excellent Miner's Museum which had given me an appreciation about how important the coal-mining...

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  • Miners above ground.

    I have written in another tip on this page about the absolutely wonderful Miner's Museum near Glace Bay where you go out under the ocean into what was a working mine until relatively recently and are given a superb guided tour by a retired miner. As part of the admission price you are also allowed to visit the Miner's Village above ground and...

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  • Renwick Brook

    This is beautiful park with walking trails on either side of the brook with easy access at the Commercial Street bridge in the heart of downtown Glace Bay. The tree- lined trails follow the brook between Brookside and Catherine Streets and you'll see many locals enjoying the walk that lead to Queen Elizabeth Park.

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  • Commercial St

    This was always know as "Down Town" to me. However to some it was " Up Town" it depended on which side of the hill you lived. It was once much larger and my Mom relayed stories of a street car. Growing up that sounded so exotic! Today its a small town with a scattering of little shops and coffee bars and of course a drug store . It's anchored at...

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  • Catch some live music- The Savoy

    The original Savoy Theater was a movie theater that burned down and was eventualy replaced by the modern buliding that stands in the town now . There is always some form of first rate entertainment happening here . It could be a local theater group ready to give a performance of music and of course laughs or it might be a professional National Star...

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  • Glace Bay Beach

    As a child growing up in Glace Bay, my summers were spent at the beach . We would take our bicycles , a jam sandwich and a jar of kool-aid and head out for the day . It's a little beach with a mix of sand and rock and every now and then you can find a lump of coal on the shore. There is a narrow and swift channel between Glace Bay Beach and Donkin...

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  • Marconi Wireless Site

    In 1901 the first wireless message was sent from Glace Bay across the ocean to England . This high 60 Ft wind swept cliffs were chosen by Marconi and offered an unobstruscted view over the ocean.There is a national historic information center at the Table Head site honouring Guglielmo Marconi.In 1907 he initiated the first permanent transatlantic...

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  • The Company Houses

    "Company' houses are wooden duplexes that were sold to the miners by the "Mining Company". These modest houses are two story and are built on the ground .Countless children were raised in these homes over the years and they are a part of the history of the town. Basically, they were a part of the link that said ,people belonged to the companies,...

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  • Visit the Miners Museum

    Here you have the opportunity to actually go into a mine. It's not for the claustrophobic but it gives an apprection for the hard work the men of this mining town did. For me it means much more ,as I think of my own Dad who went so willingly into this black hole to support his family . His only complaint was that he often didn't get enough...

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Glace Bay Restaurants

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    Mike's Lunch: Big Servings and lots of smiles

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 6, 2009

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    I remember when this was a" new " place to eat in town but that was at least 25 years ago . Its a warm and friendly diner where the locals go . Not fancy by any stretch and the booth's seats have a bit of a sag to them but here is where you'll get to feel the warmth of this hard working town .The lilting accents will make you think you took a fast step to Scotland and the soup is always homemade and the Club sandwiches are hardy and filling.

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Glace Bay Local Customs

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    The Chip Wagon

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 8, 2009

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    Who wouldn't love this tradition . I always wondered how th could be chips could be sooo good. I was happy to see some things never change when I saw Hamburgers on the menu for $2.25 and hotdogs for $1.7.5 But wait "Poutine!!" where did that come from . Oh well most things stayed the same . This wagon was where everyone stopped in the summer evenings for a snack!

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