Kingsburg, Nova Scotia

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Kingsburg is located in Nova Scotia
Location of the Kingsburg, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°16′35.9″N 64°15′57.2″W / 44.276639°N 64.265889°W / 44.276639; -64.265889Coordinates: 44°16′35.9″N 64°15′57.2″W / 44.276639°N 64.265889°W / 44.276639; -64.265889
ProvinceNova Scotia
MunicipalityLunenburg Municipality
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Highest elevation
119 m (390 ft)
Lowest elevation
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Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchanges764, 766
NTS Map21A8 Lunenburg

Kingsburg is a village in Nova Scotia, Canada. The community is approximately 130 kilometers from Halifax Regional Municipality, 30 kilometers from Bridgewater and 25 kilometers from Lunenburg and now primarily a summer vacation and weekend getaway destination.

Kingsburg features two large beaches, Hirtle's Beach and Kingsburg Beach. There is also a protected cape which features hiking trails called Gaff Point. Kingsburg has three large and two smaller ponds that are used for swimming.[citation needed]


King George lll issued a land grant of approximately 1350 acres to five foreign Protestant settlers, Leonard Hirtle, John Mossman, Peter Knack, Christian Hartman and John Kayser and Jacob Moser on July 5, 1787.[1]

For many decades Kingsburg was a mixed fishing and farming community. By the mid twentieth century, with the widespread decline of small-scale Atlantic fishery, most fishing culture has disappeared.


Housebuilding is active in the community, with the first wave of construction buying and restoring older houses.[citation needed] With the landscape inspiring creative designers and hard working tradesmen, new custom homes with views have been created for buyers.[citation needed] The evolution of Kingsburg into a vacation and retirement destination has had an impact on the population of this remote village.[citation needed] Today the area attracts a premium for house and land prices compared to nearby communities.[citation needed] A lot of new ground and roads have been opened for future development though about 80% of the houses are vacant during most of the year.[citation needed]

Much of the rural infrastructure for Upper and Lower Kingsburg is centered in Riverport, Nova Scotia. This includes Riverport Electric, the first municipal utility incorporated in Nova Scotia, the Riverport & District Fire Department, Riverport & District Community Center, Riverport Community School and Riverport Post Office. Rose Bay General Store offers a wide range of locally based goods and services. The best location for retail goods is Bridgewater,[citation needed] Nova Scotia and dining is available in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.[citation needed]


Like many coastal communities on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Kingsburg has experienced major growth over the past 20 years.[citation needed]


The Kingsburg Peninsula extends from Rose Bay, around the headlands of Rose Head, Hell Point and Gaff Point to the LaHave River estuary.[2] The Greater Kingsburg Peninsula includes the defined area plus West Ironbound Island. Neighbouring areas to the Kingsburg Peninsula include Upper Kingsburg and Lower Rose Bay.



  1. ^ Book 5,#53,page 45, Registry of Deeds, Municipality District of Lunenburg
  2. ^ "South Shore & Nova Scotia News".

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