The Municipality of East Hants is located just over 35 kilometers north of Halifax’s Downtown Business District in Hants County, Nova Scotia.  The current population (including the First Nation community of Sipekne’katik) is just over 23,000.  Since its incorporation as a municipality in 1861, the Municipality has principally functioned as an agricultural hub and a residential growth area of the Halifax region. During the past decade significant growth in the region, increased retail and service options, and rapid growth along the northern boundary of Halifax have transformed East Hants into both a local retail center and an up and coming residential area with business, finance, healthcare, professional services, education, and trades and transportation sectors well represented in the employment matrix.

The Municipality encompasses 1,786.56 km2 (689.79 sq mi) and enjoys three interchanges with Highway 102, (A fourth interchange in the community of Lantz is planned for construction in 2019)  and one interchange with Highway 101.  Water utilities are provided by East Hants within the Serviceable Boundaries of the Highway 102 Corridor Region. The Municipality is located just over 35 kilometers from Halifax and less than 10 kilometers from Halifax International Airport (the Atlantic province’s largest airport).

Greater Halifax

Get to Know Greater Halifax When it comes to building prosperity, you can’t underestimate the importance of location and a community with year-over-year growth. East Hants is part of Atlantic… Full story

CN Rail

East Hants offers more than 1500 acres of suitable land adjacent to 10,000 feet of straight track on CN’s mainline. There are two private sidings in Milford Station along the… Full story

Port of Halifax

East Hants is close to two world-class ports – the Port of Halifax and the Port of Sheet Harbour   Port of Halifax The world’s largest shipping lines call on… Full story

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Atlantic Canada’s largest airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, is located just 10 minutes from Elmsdale and 25 minutes from Mount Uniacke. Halifax Stanfield International Airport employs over 12,000 Nova Scotians –… Full story

Economic Zones

There are four key economic zones in East Hants: Highway 102 Corridor; Uniacke-Rawdon; Fundy Shore Central; and. Sipekne'katik. Full story

Highway Connections

East Hants is well connected to Nova Scotia’s highway network via Highways 101, 102, 2 and 14. Highway 101: Exit 3 provides access to East Hants at Mount Uniacke.  Running over… Full story