What was once home to the Mi’Kmaq for thousands of years, it became steeped in military culture. Used as early as 1712 as a channel for the Europeans that being German, French Irish and English settlers. In 1754, it was used a military site by the name of Fort Clarence or Eastern Battery. Over the next 170 years or so the area was taken over by many different military units until in the 1920’s the Royal Canadian Air Force had a very large base during WWII...MORE BELOW
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CONTINUED FROM ABOVE...It is currently home to CFB Shearwater, a unit of CFB Halifax housing 423 Wing, Helicopter Squadron. The area has been revamped and opened to tourists since 1990 and continues to be a great location for walking on the boardwalk through MacCormack provincial park and beach. Experience the boutique style of shopping and many restaurants and museums catering to visitors seeking that small town fishing village feel. The area has both French immersion and English programs at the three public schools from primary to Grade 12. Most private schools are located within the Halifax area. Housing is comprised of mixed use of single and multifamily developments. Transportation in and out of the area is either by car or bus and the Halifax Transit ferry to get across the harbour into downtown Halifax which is very close and affordable. Accessibility to beaches and shopping are all within 20 minutes of the area. Enjoy a round of Golf at the Hartlen Point Golf course which has an 18 hole course that is nestled within the forest and the closed Artillery defense fortification. Connect to the following links for more information on the rich history and events this area has to offer. https:www. easternpassage.ca and www. fishermanscove.ca
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