Bedford, Nova Scotia

Part of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Bedford, Nova Scotia is ideally situated on the Bedford Basin, only 15 minutes from Halifax,Dartmouth and Stanfield International Airport. With a population of about 18,000, Bedford is one of Atlantic Canada’s fastest growing communities.

It boasts a beautiful waterfront and boardwalk (dogs always welcome), a pirate ship playground and the Bedford Basin Yacht Club. Right in Bedford, in the midst of Papermill subdivision, is Papermill Lake. It offers swimming in the summer (with lifeguards on duty) and skating in the winter.

But this is not the only park available to residents of Bedford. Sandy Lake is close by, just off of Hammonds Plains Road, as well as Fish Hatchery Park and Admiral Cove. The many schools in Bedford are a reflection of the many families that choose to call Bedford home.

There is a popular walkway along much of the Bedford Basin waterfront that begins at DeWolf Park, and continues as the Bedford-Sackville Connector Greenway, a crushed gravel covered trail that meanders along the Sackville River.

There is an outdoor 25m pool and smaller splash pool located at the Lions Park on Shore Drive. In the summer there are numerou lake suitable for swimming. The topography of the area limits the possible locations for soccer and football fields. However, there are fields at Basinview Drive School, Sunnyside Elementary (Eaglewood location), Bedford Junior High, Charles P. Allen High School, and Range Park. The community is currently home to six ice surfaces, at the Lebrun Centre, Gary Martin Bubble Dome and the BMO Centre. Bedford is a well-established sailing community, and is home to the Bedford Basin Yacht Club and Marina.

Area Schools

Bedford South

Summit Academy (Private) (JP-9)

(PR-09) English & French Immersion (694m)
Charles P. Allen
(10-12) English & French Immersion