Discover Glooscap's World

Kluskap (Glooscap) is an Abenaki word meaning "man from nothing". Glooscap, the first human, was created out of a bolt of lightening in the sand and remains a figure that appears in many of the Mi'kmaw legends. These legends are stories that are passed down from generation to generation and tell of the Mi'kmaq culture.


Register today for one of our many upcoming workshops including: Mi'kmaq Language, Basket Making, drumming, traditional story telling, quillwork, etc.

Discovering Mi'kmaq Culture

Immerse yourself in an innovative multimedia presentation as Glooscap guides you through the trials, the survival of the Mi'kmaq people. Our aboriginal interpreters will give you a guided tour of the stunning displays of Mi'kmaq quillwork, beadwork, clothing and artifacts and tell you their own stories of what it is like to be Mi'kmaq. You will be able to pick up information to Discover Glooscap's landmarks along the Fundy Shore.

Welcome to Glooscap Heritage Centre
and Mi'kmaw Museum

UPDATE: Winter Season

Like many of the museums across the province we have found visitor traffic and operating expenses have made it necessary to adjust our hours of operation for the winter season. The Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaw Museum will not be talking appointments until March 31.

We also look forward to hearing from community members regarding the Digital Archives project. Please call to set up an interview.

Meeting space and catering will be available during this time at both the Centre and Legends. We appreciate your continued support during the off season and look forward to opening our doors full time in the spring.


Visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi'kmaw Museum to gaze at the 40-foot statue of Glooscap and to learn about the Mi'kmaw - the Aboriginal group of Nova Scotia. The Glooscap Heritage Centre, located next to Truro, Nova Scotia, is dedicated to the celebration of Mi'kmaw heritage. The Centre also has a modern Visitor Information Centre and a Gift Shop with a First Nation focus.


Experience Our Culture


Teacher Resources

Bring learning back to the classroom with the latest lesson plans on the Legend of Glooscap. view full resources section

Things to do

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Workshops and Demonstrations!

Parent -Tot Tuesdays- Ended
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Dream Catcher Sundays- Ended
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Exhibits to Look For!

Sa'qewe'l Wksitaqnmual * Early Creations
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L'nu'smik, L'nu'-wi'kikemk, L'nu-kiljemk * Speaking, Writing, Reading
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Kawiey aq Wayo'pskiey * Quillwork and Beadwork
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Likpniknn * Splint Basketry
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Kmu'jiktuk Wejiaq * Made from Trees
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Mi'kmawey Maskwiey Kwitn * Mi'kmaw Birchbark Canoe
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Wi'kikaqnn Elapskita'sikl * Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs
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Ula Kelwikasik ta'n Mi'kmaq Sma'knisk tel-pmite'tasult'tij * Mi'kmaq Veterans Wall of Honour
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Kejikawey Kisitaqn * Contemporary Creations
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