Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

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Cole Harbour
Suburban Community
Cole Harbour is located in Nova Scotia
Cole Harbour
Cole Harbour
Location of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°40′18″N 63°29′23″W / 44.67167°N 63.48972°W / 44.67167; -63.48972
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Halifax Regional Municipality
Community council Harbour East - Marine Drive Community Council
District 4 - Cole Harbour - Westphal
Founded 1754
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,161
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B2V B2Z
Area code(s) 902

Cole Harbour (2011 population: 25,161)[1] is a Canadian suburban community in Nova Scotia's 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.


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.

In the early 1900s, this section of roadway 207, east of Portland Estates Blvd. to the junction of 328, or Ross road was referred to as the "BreakHeart Hills" which runs through the community of Cole Harbour to Upper Lawrencetown. There are several Metro Transit bus routes connecting Cole Harbour with Dartmouth and Halifax, including MetroLink bus rapid transit service.

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 Place

Sea Cadets[edit]

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 from Cole Harbour[edit]


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