One of the first established areas in Canada, Nova Scotia has a diverse history of aboriginal, Celtic, Acadian, and African cultures that dates back hundreds of years and, in the case of the Mi’kmaw, thousands of years. Formed in 1975, the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) reflects the needs of Nova Scotia’s multicultural communities. Nova Scotia boasts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 26 Canadian National Historic Site. These sites tell century old stories of adventure, creativity, discovery and cultural diversity. Because it is so easy to travel from one end of the province to the other, you can easily visit several of these sites in one day.