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Fisherman’s cove has a rich and varied history. Indigenous peoples’ settlements, multiple marine skirmishes and battles, the Halifax Explosion, music and song.
The list goes on…

 

Our first settlers

Prior to the European settlers’ arrival, Eastern Passage was a seasonal home to the Mi'kmaq people for thousands of years. They would migrate here from the more forested areas of the Province to fish, gather clams and mussels and also avoid the relentless read more...

 

How Eastern Passage got its name

Eastern Passage gets its name from its location within Halifax Harbour. Captain James Cook was the first to chart the harbour and the ‘eastern passage’ was simply the description of the channel placed on his chart. The area was later granted to Joseph Gorham,read more...

 

The Tallahasee

During the American Civil War, The iron Confederate naval cruiser Tallahassee sailed into Halifax Harbour on August 18, 1864 to take on bunker coal and water. It (now famously) used the Eastern Passage channel to escape thanks read more...

 

Halifax Explosion 1917

Following the devastating Halifax Explosion in 1917, most of the North end of Halifax was destroyed by the fires that followed. A Hydrastone factory was set up in Eastern Passage to manufacture stones that would be used in the construction of new buildings, read more...

 

How Fisherman’s Cove was Named

A re-development of the shore area, long known as "The Crick" or "The Cove" was re-christened in 1996 as "Fisherman's Cove", to become a tourist attraction while maintaining its historical use as a wharf & docking area for the local Fisherman. read more...

 

A poplular film location

Major Film Companies have also appreciated the superb location & all that Eastern Passage has to offer. In the summer of 2003, the fourth season of Trailer Park Boys was filmed in here. This was the last season of the show being filmed in a privately owned Park.read more...