Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia

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Barrington Passage
Barrington Passage is located in Nova Scotia
Barrington Passage
Barrington Passage
Location of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 43°31′39″N 65°36′33″W / 43.5275°N 65.609167°W / 43.5275; -65.609167Coordinates: 43°31′39″N 65°36′33″W / 43.5275°N 65.609167°W / 43.5275; -65.609167[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Shelburne
Municipal district Barrington
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) B0W 1G0
Area code(s) 902
Access Routes Trunk 3

Barrington Passage is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Barrington municipal district of Shelburne County.[4] It is named after William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington.[5]


The Mi'kmaq called the area, "Ministiguish" or "Ministegkek", meaning "he has gone for it."[6] The Acadians called the area, "La Passage."[6] The area was settled in 1760 by eighty families from Cape Cod and Nantucket, Massachusetts.[6]

While Barrington has grown substantially over the past decade, it has experienced tough economic times because of a shortage of lobster (the primary industry).

A causeway to Cape Sable Island was opened in 1949 to replace the ferry service, which had had to run through heavy currents. A bridge had been considered but was rejected. Since then, sand has been collecting on the east side of the causeway, making a beach on Cape Sable Island that has nearly connected to the mainland. It is called North East Point Beach.


Barrington's indoor hockey arena is home to a Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey team, the Sea Star Ice Dogs.

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