Hi, Thanks for the information on where West Arichat is located. http://www.familysearch.orghttp://www.familysearch.org has the 1881 Canadian census online (free). The Library and Archives Canada has the 1871 Census, but only for Ontario. The Library and Archives Canada has the Census of 1851(Canada East, Canada West,New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), but 1851 is probably too early for you. The 1901 Canadian Census is also online free. Is that too late?