The town is named for the mice that came with early settlers ships. The town gained recognition
from American playwright Ekmer Harris's play "Johnny Belinda" which played on New York's Broadway for 320 performances.
The town supports a sport, commercial and lobster fishery, and the port offers ferry service to Quebec's Madgelen Islands from April to January.
Business listings for Souris
Here are some of the attractions in and around Souris:
Annual events: Canada Day; Strawberry Social, July 16; Kite Festival, Aug 6. Special events: Mussel Days, Art Workshops/Craft Demonstrations, July and Aug; Lecture Series, Aug and Sept
Basin Head Fisheries Museum
Off Rte 16, east of Souris
telephone (902) 357-7233; off-season (902) 368-6600; fax (off season) 368-660
This museum tells the story of the inshore fishery is told through artifacts, dioramas, small-craft displays and a coastal ecology exhibit. A boardwalk leads to the magnificent Singing Sands beach. Open June through fall. Admission fee. Group and school tour rates.
Rollo Bay Fiddle Field Ceilidh
telephone (902) 687-2584/3464;
Recognized by the East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) as preservers of traditional east coast music and celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Rollo Bay Fiddle Field Ceilidh is toe-tapping for all ages. Every Thursday, 8 pm. Light lunch.