Advocate Harbour

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Advocate Harbour is located in Nova Scotia
Advocate Harbour
Location of Advocate Harbour in Nova Scotia
Cape d'Or Lighthouse near Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
cliffs of Cape Chignecto, taken from the entrance to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
cliffs of Cape Chignecto, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, by Advocate Harbour along the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia

Advocate Harbour (2011 pop.: 826)[1] is a Canadian rural community located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

The community is situated on Route 209 and has a small well-protected fishing harbour opening on the Bay of Fundy; the harbour dries at low tide.[2]

The community's economy is tied to the seasonal industries of fishing and tourism. The scenic Cape d'Or Lighthouse and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park attract tourists and hikers.[3][4] Due to the extreme tidal range in this area it is also a well-known sea kayaking destination.[5] The coastal erosion creates sea stacks, caves and arches, and a long rocky beach with large amounts of driftwood is popular with beachcombers. The community is featured on the Fundy Shore Ecotour.

Low-lying parts of the community are protected by a seawall which was damaged by a storm in 2008.[6] Some residents are prepared for 72 hours of isolation in the event of a storm that breaches the seawall, with supplies of food and bottled water.[7] As of 2012, the seawall has been repaired and reinforced by construction crews. The reinforcements of the seawall are several piles of very large boulders within tidal range, and the seawall itself is reinforced with medium-sized boulders of the same nature.


  1. ^ Nova Scotia Community Counts: 2011 Statistical Profile. Compare 2006 population at 865: 2006 Statistical Profile
  2. ^ "Instead of moving to find work, Advocate Harbour created its own". Chronicle Herald, AARON BESWICK June 11, 2015
  3. ^ "Traverse, Chevy’s updated SUV, beds down at Advocate Harbour". Chronicle Herald, LISA CALVI, October 6, 2017
  4. ^ "The big hike: Scenic walk raises funds for a good cause near Parrsboro". Chronicle Herald, JENNA CONTER September 15, 2017
  5. ^ "Five hidden vacation gems from across Canada". The Globe and Mail, May 19, 2016
  6. ^ "Government of Canada to Rebuild the Advocate Harbour Seawall". Department of Fisheries and Oceans. February 24, 2011. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  7. ^ Wagstaff, Andrew (October 6, 2011). "Being prepared for the worse". The Citizen-Record. Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

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Coordinates: 45°20′N 64°47′W / 45.333°N 64.783°W / 45.333; -64.783