Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia

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Boutiliers Point
Community
Boutiliers Point is located in Nova Scotia
Boutiliers Point
Boutiliers Point
Coordinates: 44°39′34″N 63°57′10″W / 44.65944°N 63.95278°W / 44.65944; -63.95278Coordinates: 44°39′34″N 63°57′10″W / 44.65944°N 63.95278°W / 44.65944; -63.95278
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality
Community council North West Community Council
District 13 13 - Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets
Founded 1752
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 777
Postal code B3Z
Area Code 902
GNBC code CAEUL

Boutiliers Point is a rural community in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on Trunk 3, 27.61 kilometers from Halifax.[1]

The community evolved after Jacques Boutilier's son, James Frederick and Jacques' nephew John Coulaw Boutilier *purchased in September 20, 1794[2] from Charles Ingram's son-in-law,William Coolen, the 1500 acre Ingram Grant for 140 pounds, to be paid 20 pounds yearly. This area later became known as Boutilier's Point, likely named for James Frederick Boutilier, a patriarch of the community.

Many in the community have the last name of Boutilier /ˈbtlɪər/. It is common that one is referred to by one's first name followed by the name of one's father (e.g., Tom the son of Eric Boutilier becomes Tom Eric). For instance, Rob Boutilier, the creator of the animated television series Kid vs. Kat, is originally from Boutilier's Point.

Boutiliers Point is home to the Willard Christie Memorial Park, which includes a playground, located at the top of Christie's Road and Island View Drive, and a baseball pitch located down a short driveway, which is frequented by dog walkers. There is also an ice rink, but it is no longer maintained.

Another attraction in Boutiliers Point is the Bay Lookout Provincial Park, which includes a small beach and a wharf used in the summer months for mackerel and squid fishing, and as a dock for a few lobster fishing boats.

Communications[edit]

Demographics[edit]

  • Total Population 777
  • Total Dwellings 375
  • Total Land Area 38.39 km²

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Boutiliers Point". www.st-margaretsbay.com. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  2. ^ Halifax County Deed Book 32, #447

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