Growing Community

East Hants has one of the fastest growing populations in Atlantic Canada.  In the next few years, new residential developments in the Corridor area will welcome thousands of new homes and families to East Hants. 


East Hants has an excellent publicly funded education system. Local schools focus on student well-being, literacy, mathematics, and lifelong learning which is helping to build a strong future for the region. Our elementary schools start at pre-primary and go to grades 6/7, middle schools can start at grade 6 up to grade 8/9, and high schools start from grades 7 to 12.

Schools in East Hants are part of the Chignecto Central Region Centre for Education.

Post-Secondary Education

Nova Scotia is renowned for its educational institutions, in fact, it is Canada’s University Capital with 10 universities and 13 community college campuses. Acadia, Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s Universities, as well as the Nova Scotia Community College, are just a few of the post-secondary institutions near East Hants.

Physicians looking for preceptor opportunities can do so through Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine.

Community Amenities

East Hants has a state-of-the-art $19 million aquatic centre, and is also home to Atlantic Canada’s largest sports dome. We have many parks and trails, ice rinks, and other sports fields. Sporting opportunities include hockey, soccer, skating, curling, swimming, baseball, rugby and more. The region is also a destination for hunting, fishing and outdoor pursuits, with many residents and visitors enjoying the excitement these activities offer.

We also have a great local business community. There are numerous pharmacies and grocery stores to meet your everyday needs, as well as restaurants, coffee shops, and salons and spas for you to enjoy.

Public Safety

East Hants is a safe place to live. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are responsible for policing in East Hants. The RCMP has a detachment in Enfield and another one in Rawdon, as well as a satellite office in Mount Uniacke. For fire and emergency response, East Hants has 12 volunteer fire departments at its service.