Eastern Passage

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia is a mid-sized community on the Eastern Shore. It is a part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, and lies along the Atlantic Ocean, at the eastern side of the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Historically, fishing was the main source of income for the community, but now most of its inhabitants commute to Downtown Halifax or Dartmouth , or work in the community at typical jobs.

In 1996, Fisherman’s Cove, which combined a restored and working fishing village with gift shops and restaurants, opened as a tourist attraction.

Only 20 minutes from Downtown Halifax, Fisherman’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia’s oldest and newest tourist

Enjoy the sounds of the ocean and views that’ll have you stopping for another yet another photo. Watch the fishermen come in with their daily catch; you can buy their fish right here! Take a boat ride and explore McNabs Island. You can also learn the great history of Fisherman’s Cove by enjoying a historic walk of the area.

If you like to shop, you’ll love the many shops of Fisherman’s Cove. There is a beautiful gallery where you can purchase the art of local artists and our other shops where you can purchase souvenirs, Maritime art crafts, unique folk art, and much more (visit our shops & services page).

As you wander through the shops you might see local artists capturing some of the spectacular vistas. While visiting, if you find yourself hungry, feast on fantastic seafood, tea & coffee, soups,desserts, or enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.

Local Attractions:

Enjoy scenic boat tours, romantic beach walks, bird
or whale watching
Tours are available for Devil’s or McNab’s Island
Visit the Ives Battery, Fort McNab or the lighthouse
Shark Fishing Adventure or deep sea fishing.
Golf Course, less than 5 minutes away
Shearwater Aviation Museum
Local artisan shops & Restaurants at Fisherman’s Cove