Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
|Guysborough / St. Mary's|
|Electoral Districts |
Central Nova / Cape Breton—Canso
|• Land||4,044.22 km2 (1,561.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)|
|• Change 2006-11||10.1%|
| • Census Rankings |
- District municipalities
4,681 (721 of 5,008)
2,587 (1,110 of 5,008)
879 (2,234 of 5,008)
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
In 1840, Guysborough County was subdivided into two districts for court sessisonal purposes – Guysborough and St. Mary's. In 1863, the boundary between Halifax County and Guysborough County was altered and a polling district was added to Guysborough County. In 1879, the two districts were incorporated as district municipalities.
As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Guysborough County recorded a population of 7,625 living in 3,549 of its 5,190 total private dwellings, a change of −6.4% from its 2011 population of 8,143. With a land area of 4,044.15 km2 (1,561.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi) in 2016.
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Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:
Aspen is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's in Guysborough County.Chedabucto Bay
Chedabucto Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of mainland Nova Scotia between the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Canso next to Guysborough County. At the entrance to Chedabucto Bay is the community of Canso at the head is the community of Guysborough and on the other end is the town of Mulgrave.Dover, Nova Scotia
Dover is an unincorporated community within Guysborough County in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Canso and approximately 210 km (130 mi) northeast of Halifax.List of communities in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
List of communities in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Communities are ordered by the highway upon which they are located. All routes start with the terminus located near the largest community.List of historic places in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
This is a list of historic places in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.Marine Drive (Nova Scotia)
The Marine Drive is a designated scenic route along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It closely follows the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Canso from the Canso Causeway to the junction of Route 322 and Highway 111 in Dartmouth.Mulgrave, Nova Scotia
Mulgrave is a town on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Located along the Marine Drive, Route 344 traverses the community. The town's current name was adopted in 1859 to honour the colonial Lieutenant Governor, the Earl of Mulgrave. Lying opposite to the town of Port Hawkesbury, the community is located along the western shore of the Canso Strait. It was established as McNair's Cove in the early 19th century, and the name Port Mulgrave was adopted in 1859, later shortening to its current form. The early industry of the community relied on ferry service between the Nova Scotia mainland and Cape Breton Island. Ferry service began in the 1810s and rail service reached the area in the 1880s. The ferry services lasted until the opening of the Canso Causeway in 1955, dealing a major blow to the local economy. As of 2016, Mulgrave has a population of 722 and a population density of 40.5/km2 (104.9/sq mi), within an area of 17.83 km2 (6.88 sq mi).Municipality of the District of Guysborough
Guysborough, officially named the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, is a district municipality in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.
It is home to the Boylston and Salsman Provincial Parks. The parks are located between Boylston and Guysborough.North Shore (Nova Scotia)
The North Shore is a region of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although it has no formal identity and is variously defined by geographic, county and other political boundaries, it is defined by Statistics Canada as an economic region, composed of Antigonish County, Colchester County, Cumberland County, Guysborough County, and Pictou County.Nova Scotia Route 211
Route 211 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Guysborough County and connects Stillwater on Trunk 7 to Isaac's Harbour North on Route 316.Nova Scotia Route 276
Route 276 is a short collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Guysborough County and connects South Lochaber at Trunk 7 with Goshen at Route 316.Nova Scotia Route 316
Route 316 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in Antigonish County and Guysborough County, connecting Lower South River at Highway 104 with Half Island Cove at Trunk 16.Nova Scotia Route 344
Route 344 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
It is located in Guysborough County and connects Auld's Cove at Trunk 4 with Boylston at Trunk 16.Nova Scotia Route 347
Route 347 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in the northeastern part of the province and connects New Glasgow at Trunk 4 with Aspen at Trunk 7.Nova Scotia Route 348
Route 348 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
It is located in the northeastern part of the province and connects Little Harbour at Route 289 with Melrose at Trunk 7.
In the town of Trenton it runs on "North Main Street," "Main Street" and "Trenton Road." In the neighbouring town of New Glasgow it runs on "North Provost Street," "Provost Street" and "Jury Street" (southbound), "Archimedes Street" (northbound), and the "East River Road."Nova Scotia Route 374
Route 374 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It connects New Glasgow at Exit 24 of Nova Scotia Highway 104 with Sheet Harbour at Trunk 7. The highway runs through the Halifax Regional Municipality, Guysborough County & Pictou County.
The highway runs north-south through the Liscomb Game Sanctuary.Nova Scotia Trunk 16
Trunk 16 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of trunk highways. The road runs from an intersection with Trunk 4 in Monastery to Canso, a distance of 79 kilometres.
From Monastery, Trunk 16 follows the Tracadie River south to Boylston, where it crosses the Milford Haven River. The road then runs along the west bank of the river to its mouth at Guysborough, where it continues eastward along the coast of Chedabucto Bay to the road's end in Canso.Port Bickerton, Nova Scotia
Port Bickerton is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Saint Mary's in Guysborough County.
Port Bickerton consists of two adjoining communities: Port Bickerton proper, and Bickerton West. Together they host a number of churches, a community hall, volunteer fire department, a convenience store, a federal post office and a Canadian Coast Guard office. Located on Nova Scotia Route 211, there is a nearby cable ferry (Stormont II) which links the community to Isaac's Harbour North across Country Harbour. There is an eponymous lighthouse nearby that is operated as a tourist attraction.Sunrise Trail
The Sunrise Trail is a scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
It is located along the province's North Shore on the Northumberland Strait for 316 km (196 mi) from Amherst to the Canso Causeway.
Places adjacent to Guysborough County, Nova Scotia