Trafalgar, Nova Scotia

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Trafalgar
Community
Trafalgar is located in Nova Scotia
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
Location within Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°17′17″N 62°39′34″W / 45.28806°N 62.65944°W / 45.28806; -62.65944Coordinates: 45°17′17″N 62°39′34″W / 45.28806°N 62.65944°W / 45.28806; -62.65944
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Municipality of Pictou County
Saint Marys Municipal District
Halifax Regional Municipality
Government
 • Governing Council Pictou County Municipal Council
Saint Marys Municipal District Council
Halifax Regional Council
Highest elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Lowest elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B0K 1C0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone exchange 522
GNBC Code CBMGP
Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia

Trafalgar is a Canadian rural community located inland from Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It is not pronounced the same as Trafalgar England. Emphasis is on the first syllable traf'-el-GAR.

It is located at the boundaries of Pictou County, Guysborough County (specifically the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's) and Halifax County (specifically the Halifax Regional Municipality).

Trafalgar is located on Route 374 at the north end of the Liscomb Game Sanctuary and an associated forest fire-fighting station.

Porcupine Lake / Trafalgar Forest Fire[edit]

During the summer of 1976 a small brush fire of unknown ignition broke out. The fire quickly spread to surrounding wilderness. Eventually consuming some 32,000 acres (130 km2) of forest. Pilot William Burtt of Dominion Pegasus helicopters was dispatched from Cape Breton Island. Burtt, flying a Bell 206 jet ranger, provided relentless aerial attack. Saving the lives of a local boy scout troop trapped by fire.

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