Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Community in Nova Scotia, Canada
44°40′18″N 63°29′23″W / 44.67167°N 63.48972°W / 44.67167; -63.48972Country CanadaProvince Nova ScotiaMunicipalityHalifax Regional MunicipalityCommunity councilHarbour East - Marine Drive Community CouncilDistrict4 - Cole Harbour - WestphalFounded1754Area • Total10.00 km2 (3.86 sq mi)Time zoneUTC-4 (AST) • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)Canadian Postal codeArea code(s)782, 902GNBC codeCAHMN

Cole Harbour is a former village and current community located in Nova Scotia, Canada that is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality.


It is situated 6 kilometres east of the central business district of Dartmouth and takes its name from Cole Harbour, a natural harbour fronting the Atlantic Ocean.

Cole Harbour is adjacent to and immediately east of the former city boundary of Dartmouth; prior to municipal amalgamation and the creation of the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1995, Cole Harbour was an unincorporated village within the Municipality of the County of Halifax. Because of amalgamation in the Halifax region, Canada Post recognizes most of Cole Harbour's residents as living in neighboring Dartmouth.


The centre of Cole Harbour is at the intersection of Forest Hills Parkway and Route 207 (Cole Harbour Road). A small business district is situated along Route 207 with several residential subdivisions such as Forest Hills and Colby Village located north and south of this road.

The Forest Hills Parkway links the community to Highway 107, while Cole Harbour Road becomes Portland Street further to the west in Dartmouth and links to Highway 111.

Extensive residential and commercial development took place during the 1970s and 1980s following completion of Highway 111 and the widening of Cole Harbour Road.

Until the mid-1980s, CN Rail operated a rail line from Dartmouth to Upper Musquodoboit with part of the route crossing the southern edge of the community. The abandoned rail corridor was converted to a rail trail named the Salt Marsh Trail and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.[2][3]


  • Cole Harbour District High School
  • Astral Drive Junior High School
  • Sir Robert Borden Junior High School
  • Astral Drive Elementary School
  • Bel Ayr Elementary School
  • Caldwell Road Elementary School
  • Colby Village Elementary School
  • Colonel John Stewart Elementary School
  • George Bissett Elementary School
  • Humber Park Elementary School
  • Joseph Giles Elementary School
  • Robert Kemp Turner Elementary School


  • Cole Harbour Place

Sea Cadets

Cole Harbour is home to Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps IROQUOIS, recipient of the Convoy Shield for the most proficient Sea Cadet Corps in the Maritime area.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Halifax Regional Municipality Urban Forest Master Plan" (PDF). Government of the Municipality of Halifax. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Salt Marsh Trail, NS". Archived from the original on 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  3. ^ "Tourism Nova Scotia". Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 44°40′18″N 63°29′23″W / 44.67167°N 63.48972°W / 44.67167; -63.48972