Cole Harbour

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Cole Harbour is situated 6 kilometers east of the central business district of Dartmouth and takes its name from
Cole Harbour, a natural harbour fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The community is adjacent to and immediately east of the former city boundary of Dartmouth; prior to municipal amalgamation and the creation of the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1995, Cole Harbour was an unincorporated village within the Municipality of the County of Halifax.

The centre of Cole Harbour is at the intersection of Forest Hills Parkway and Route 207 (Cole Harbour Road).Highway 107 is easily accessible from the Forest Hills Parkway and Cole Harbour becomes Portland Street linking the community to Downtown Dartmouth and Highway 111.

Cole Harbour Place is a focal point of the community and is one of the finest independently run facilities in Nova Scotia. It caters to all sorts of activities including,Aquatics, Athletics, Skating and Yoga.

Located on the south-west corner of where Poplar Drive meets Otago Drive is the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour’s agricultural past. The Rose and Kettle Tearoom has been the heart of the Farm Museum for over 20 years. The menu is a blend of old English influences, Nova Scotia favourites, and recipes from old Cole Harbour kitchens, all created from scratch and using the Farm garden’s own produce

Notable People from Cole Harbour:

Sidney Crosby, National Hockey League Triple Gold Club
member, All-Star and 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Mike Clattenburg, Film director, writer and creator of
Trailer Park Boys
TJ Grant, UFC Lightweight fighter
Craig Hillier, Professional hockey player
Nathan MacKinnon, Professional hockey player
John Paul Tremblay, Actor, Trailer Park Boys
Robb Wells, Actor, Trailer Park Boys
Morgan Williams, International rugby player

(Some of the Many) Area Schools:

  • Auburn Drive High School
  • Cole Harbour District High School
  • Astral Drive Elementary School
  • Sir Robert Borden Junior High School
  • Astral Drive Junior High School