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Live Here

Happiness is a Place Called Home

Maybe it’s the fresh salt air, maybe it’s the friendly people – either way, we’re the best kept secret in Nova Scotia. Don’t tell anyone.

Friends by the Lake

Quality of Life

It’s a slower, relaxed pace. You won't find traffic or parking metres here and our kids play and build castles in the sand. The Greater Sheet Harbour area is down-home friendly.  Our communities offer residents an affordable cost of living and access to a wide variety of recreational amenities.

Enjoy outdoor adventures year-round or get involved with many different groups & associations. 

Friends at the Beach

Life Near Water

Fish, kayak, sail, or power boat on the river, lake, and ocean. There are several boat launch options – we’ll even tell you where the bites are.

If kayaking and boating are your thing, we have 100 Wild Islands at our doorstep. Explore the windswept islands, hidden coves, and Instagram-friendly sunsets.


 I have always had a passion for our little communities... friends and neighbours are always there to step up to the plate when one is in time if need... due to ill health, loss of a loved one or just having a bad day!

Ruby Gammon


Arts & Culture

Sculpture, pottery, scenic photography, jewellery, painting, stained glass, rug hooking and more.


Our talented artists and artisans creations are shaped by the Atlantic, and our rich maritime culture. 

Beers and Laughs

Festivals & Events

There is something for everyone,


Seaside Festival - takes over the Village for 2-weeks in August

Canada Day Celebrations at the MacPhee House Information Centre and Museum

Christmas on Main Street

Close to the 5-mile Garage Sale


Everything You Need

Health care services at The Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital ranging from urgent care to specialized clinics

Regional primary and secondary education

Fitness Centre, Recreation Office & Programs

Public Library and RCMP station

Government offices, including the Ministry of Natural Resources

Fine restaurants and retail food service

Accommodations and amenities for tourists

Thriving mining, forestry, fishery, and manufacturing, trucking and distribution industries

Banks, gas stations, hardware stores, NSLC, variety stores and general merchandise


Close to Urban Centres

Sheet Harbour sits between two large rivers and fronts on the Atlantic Ocean. The Village has a scenic drive highway that goes through it on the way to Sherbrook and Cape Breton.


There are also 2 other highways ending in Sheet Harbour: Highway’s #224 & 374. These crossroads offer a short commute to many of the province’s population centres including: 

Halifax, Stellarton, Truro, New Glasgow and Antigonish  – all within a 1 to 1.5 hours drive of downtown Sheet Harbour. 

Find Work-Life Balance

Plan Your Stay

Friends Having Picnic


Our lower cost of living is led by affordable homes. Oceanfront or ocean view… either way, the Atlantic is near.  See all real estate listings.

The area’s municipal tax rates are among the lowest in the region.

Residential and Resource rate: $0.6405 /$100 of assessed value
Commercial rate: $2.5920 /$100 of assessed value
Services provided in this rate: Policing, solid waste, recreation programs, planning, libraries, sports fields, playgrounds, administration, fire suppression, street lighting, recreational and community facilities 
Source: Halifax

A Growing Community

Whether it’s a new high school, retail shop, motel, or a new marina, there is a lot of development and growth happening in the greater Sheet Harbour area. With more amenities popping up all the time, this is the place to call home.

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