Roz Prince & Joanne West
796 Main Street Dartmouth, NS B2W 3V1 Phone: 1-902-456-6375 Mobile: 1-902-456-6375 Email Roz Prince

Eastern Passage Facts


  • Eastern Passage is a community in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
  • Eastern Passage is situated on the east side of Halifax Harbour.
  • Originally, most of the inhabitants of Eastern Passage were fishermen; today, Eastern Passage is a residential community for people who work in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth.
  • Eastern Passage was a Mi'kmaq territory for thousands of years. Then came settlers from England, France, Ireland and Germany.
  • Fisherman's Cove is Eastern Passage's main tourist attraction. It features a restored, working fishing wharf complete with shops and restaurants.
  • Eastern Passage is home to Canadian Forces Base Shearwater.
  • In 2001, the population of Eastern Passage was 8,872 (according to StatCan Census 2001).
  • Eastern Passage is home to several excellent beaches, including Rainbow Haven in Cow Bay.

Eastern Passage Real Estate


Real estate in Eastern Passage has experienced a boom during the past few years. Housing development has increased, with more new homes and neighborhoods being added. The presence of the air force base Shearwater in Eastern Passage has lead to the development of reasonably priced housing. Young families, military members and first-time homebuyers have a wide selection of reasonably-priced homes from which to choose, while individuals seeking more upscale properties with waterfrontage will also be happy with the selection of housing in Eastern Passage. Its close proximity to downtown Halifax (via the Woodside Ferry) and Dartmouth make Eastern Passage an appealing choice for business people.

Eastern Passage Links


  • 12 Wing Shearwater: Canadian Air Force Base, home to the maritime helicopter community. Personnel and aircraft are deployed around the world primarily as part of Helicopter Air Detachments (HelAirDets) that deploy with Navy ships on the East and West coast.
  • Eastern Passage Education Centre: Junior high school (grade 7-9) with a French Immersion program in the heart of Eastern Passage.
  • Eastern Passage Online: Blogs, forum, news feeds, upcoming events and more pertaining to Eastern Passage, including Cow Bay, Harlen Point and Shearwater.
  • Fisherman's Cove: Eastern Passage tourist destination featuring fishing boats, wharf, shops, eateries, boat rides and more.
  • Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club: Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club is a very well conditioned links style golf course located on the northern mouth of Halifax Harbour.
  • Shearwater Aviation Museum: Heralding the history and technology of Canadian maritime military aviation.
  • SeaSide FM 105.9 - Easy Listening Community Radio located in Eastern Passage NS.