Shearwater, Nova Scotia

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Downtown Shearwater, with Halifax in the background and Citadel Hill to the right, July 1, 2016.
Shearwater, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Shearwater, Nova Scotia
Shearwater, Nova Scotia

Shearwater is a Nova Scotia community in the Halifax Regional Municipality between Woodside and Eastern Passage occupied by CFB Shearwater. Shearwater is divided into two sections by Main Road, referred to locally as the Upper and Lower Base but part of the same complex. The Upper Base, on the east side of Main Road, houses the airfield and administrative buildings of 12 Wing Shearwater as well as a skate park, pool, gym, and youth centre. The Lower Base, a thin strip between Main Road and Eastern Passage, holds some maintenance buildings, the Atlantic fleet diving unit, training facilities, and a yacht club. Both Bases contain PMQ military housing.


Coordinates: 44°38′14″N 63°30′23″W / 44.63722°N 63.50639°W / 44.63722; -63.50639