Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Cole Harbour
Suburban and Rural Community
Cole Harbour city sign
Cole Harbour city sign
Cole Harbour & Westphal planning area of municipal Halifax
Cole Harbour & Westphal planning area of municipal Halifax
Cole Harbour is located in Nova Scotia
Cole Harbour
Cole Harbour
Location of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°40′18″N 63°29′23″W / 44.67167°N 63.48972°W / 44.67167; -63.48972
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityHalifax Regional Municipality
Community councilHarbour East - Marine Drive Community Council
District4 - Cole Harbour - Westphal
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian Postal code
Area code(s)782, 902

Cole Harbour is a former unincorporated village and unincorporated community located in the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada.


It is situated 6 kilometres east of the central business district of Dartmouth and takes its name from Cole Harbour, a natural harbour fronting the Atlantic Ocean.

Cole Harbour 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. Because of amalgamation in the Halifax region, Canada Post recognizes most of Cole Harbour's residents as living in neighboring Dartmouth.


The centre of Cole Harbour is at the intersection of Forest Hills Parkway and Route 207 (Cole Harbour Road). A small business district is situated along Route 207 with several residential subdivisions such as Forest Hills and Colby Village located north and south of this road.

The Forest Hills Parkway links the community to Highway 107, while Cole Harbour Road becomes Portland Street further to the west in Dartmouth and links to Highway 111.

Extensive residential and commercial development took place during the 1970s and 1980s following completion of Highway 111 and the widening of Cole Harbour Road.

In the early 1900s, this section of roadway 207, east of Portland Estates Blvd. to the junction of 328, or Ross road was referred to as the "BreakHeart Hills" which runs through the community of Cole Harbour to Upper Lawrencetown. There are several Metro Transit bus routes connecting Cole Harbour with Dartmouth and Halifax, including MetroLink bus rapid transit service.

Until the mid-1980s, CN Rail operated a rail line from Dartmouth to Upper Musquodoboit with part of the route crossing the southern edge of the community. The abandoned rail corridor was converted to a rail trail named the Salt Marsh Trail and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.[1][2]



  • Cole Harbour Place

Sea Cadets

Cole Harbour is home to Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps IROQUOIS, recipient of the Convoy Shield for the most proficient Sea Cadet Corps in the Maritime area.

Notable people from Cole Harbour


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-02-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Tourism Nova Scotia". Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ Defence, Government of Canada, National. "Judge Advocate General Biography - National Defence - Canadian Armed Forces". Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 44°40′18″N 63°29′23″W / 44.67167°N 63.48972°W / 44.67167; -63.48972