Connected Location

East Hants is located in the centre of Nova Scotia, between Halifax Metro and the Bay of Fundy.

Located only 30 minutes outside of the capital of Halifax, our connected location experiences very little traffic congestion and is a great starting point for those wishing to travel around Atlantic Canada and beyond. There’s lots to explore here, so come see what our three main regions have to offer.

Visit our explore page for more information.

The Corridor Region

The Corridor Region is the most populated area of East Hants and is a growing community that is especially attractive to young families. It includes the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, Milford and Shubenacadie and is the most urbanized part of the municipality.

Located near Shubenacadie is the Sipekne’katik First Nation (Indian Brook) which is one of 13 First Nations in the province.

Highlights of the Corridor Region include: the East Hants Aquatic Centre and Brickyard and Wickwire Station Parks.

The Fundy Shore & Central Region

The Fundy Shore & Central Region is Nova Scotia’s heart of adventure and relaxation. Driven by tides, tourism and breathtaking views, the Fundy & Central Shore Region offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The Fundy Shore & Central Region of East Hants is home to the world’s highest recorded tides. Learn more about the Bay of Fundy and the tides here.

Highlights of the Fundy & Central Shore Region include: the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, Burntcoat Head Park and tidal bore rafting on the Bay of Fundy.

Uniacke & Rawdon Region

The Mount Uniacke area, positioned between Halifax and the Annapolis Valley, is an area rich in history and nature.

Rawdon is an area that connects East Hants to Halifax via Beaver Bank Road (Highway 354). Rawdon is an increasingly popular destination for agri-business. The area is also receiving attention as an attractive place for residential growth, due to the rural lifestyle the community provides.

Highlights of the Uniacke & Rawdon Region include Uniacke Estate Museum Park, Lewis Lake, and Bell Park Trail.


“East Hants makes for a great place to practice medicine, live and raise a family. We have nice people that appreciate what you do. There are lots of facilities here and you are close enough to the City.”

-Dr. George Burden, Family Physician, Elmsdale


Aquatic Centre Closure