Gore, Nova Scotia

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Court House Hill Memorial in Gore, Nova Scotia. From this angle the heights of the Cobequid Mountains in Colchester County can be seen in the far distance.

Gore is a Canadian rural community in central Hants County, Nova Scotia. It is named after Sir Charles Stephen Gore.[1] (Gore was the Aide-de-camp of Major General James Kempt, after whom Kempt, Nova Scotia is named.[2]) The village was settled primarily by the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants).

Primarily a farming district in the Rawdon Hills, Gore is home to Environment Canada's Doppler weather radar station "XGO". It was once home to the East Hants Courthouse that stood on the community's Court House Hill for 90 years until it was destroyed by fire in 1956. The courthouse was never rebuilt but today there is a memorial that marks the place where it once stood. The site is renowned as a scenic viewing point; on a clear day parts of five Nova Scotian counties, from west to east Kings, Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, as well as Hants, can be seen.

Gore is home to a famous annual mountain bike race named A-Gore-Aphobia taking place every July. A-Gore-Aphobia is a point series race put on by Bicycle Nova Scotia[citation needed] The East Gore Eco Airpark and the Eagles Pitch Eco-Camping Park are located at the summit of Courthouse Hill.


  1. ^ Bruce Fergusson. Place Names of Nova Scotia
  2. ^ http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4463

Coordinates: 45°7′10.87″N 63°42′57.15″W / 45.1196861°N 63.7158750°W / 45.1196861; -63.7158750