Visitor Information Centre

Oxford Visitor Information CenterHours of Operation

May - October
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

July & August we are open 7 days a week
November - April: Closed

Contact Information

105 Lower Main Street
Phone (902) 447-2908

Overview

Upon entering the Oxford Visitor Information Centre, you are welcomed by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. As you proceed into the exhibits area, you will be introduced to the Wild Blueberry & Maple industries and learn of their relevance and importance to the Nova Scotia economy.

History

In early 1996, the success of the first Spring Maple Tour and Field Day operated by the Oxford Parks and Recreation Commission sparked renewed interest in the concept of a permanent facility to celebrate the blueberry and maple industry and its contribution to the economy of the County. Combining maple with blueberry seemed a natural fit, given that most maple producers are also blueberry producers, and both industries are centered in Cumberland County.

About that same time, the Bank of Nova Scotia decided to move its branch out of the downtown and into a vacant building at the edge of Town. The older bank building was offered to the Town, and the Wild Blueberry & Maple Centre opened. In 2009 The Wild Blueberry & Maple Centre closed, and is now the home for the Town Hall and Oxford Visitor Information Centre. A few of the exhibits can be seen at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre.