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Welcome to Big Island ...

Although we found mention of Big Island during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Big Island was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Big Island to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Big Island, please Contact Us.


A typical abbreviation for Big Island: Big Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Big Island might be (or was) located is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

We believe that Big Island would be found within the (902) area code.

Communities Also Named Big Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Big Island - they are located in Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Island.

Communities near Big Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Island.

  • New Glasgow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Glasgow<4>
  • Stellarton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stellarton
    • Stellarton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stellarton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stellarton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stellarton<4>
  • Westville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
    • Westville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<4>
  • Pictou
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pictou
    • Pictou lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Big Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pictou came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pictou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pictou<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trenton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Egerton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egerton
      • Egerton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egerton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Egerton<4>
    • Lower Barneys River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Barneys River
      • Lower Barneys River lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Barneys River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Barneys River
    • Little Harbour
    • Sutherlands River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlands River
      • Sutherlands River lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutherlands River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlands River
    • Telford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Telford
      • Telford lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Big Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Telford

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Island ...

Looking for more information about Big Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Big Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Big Island.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Big Island and then turned east". While Big Island could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Big Island as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Big Island could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6592, Longitude: -62.4356    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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