Halifax Region


Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service

The Eastern Shore is a region of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The Atlantic coast runs northeast from Halifax Harbour to the peninsula's eastern end at the Strait of Canso.

The area between Cape Breton and Dartmouth is sparsely populated. However, there are more than 300 communities along the Eastern Shore, which vary in size.

The decline in the fishing industry has meant an outflow of people to larger urban areas and other provinces' fishing villages. Guysborough and Canso, with populations of 922 and 820, respectively, are the largest communities.


Although not all the communities on the Eastern Shore, these are some of the most populated.

  • Canso
  • East Jeddore St James Anglican Jeddore Baptist Church
  • Guysborough
  • Head of Chezzetcook
  • Head of Jeddore
  • Musquodobout Harbour
  • Port Dufferin
  • Sheet Harbour
  • Ship Harbour
  • Spanish Ship Bay
  • Tangier
  • West Jeddore


  • Eastern Municipality of Halifax
  • Guysborough
  • St. Mary's

Ostrea Lake-Pleasant Point Fire Department

The Ostrea Lake / Pleasant Point Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1961. In 1996, it and the other fire departments of Halifax County were merged.

Station 25 (Volunteer)
1765 Ostrea Lake Road, Ostrea Lake