Eastern Passage - Cow Bay

Eastern Passage is located at the southeastern edge of Halifax Harbour, fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Eastern Passage is a vibrant suburban community that is home to a thriving fishing industry. It is home to Fisherman’s Cove – a restored, 200-year-old fishing village only 20 minutes from downtown Halifax. Situated on the entrance to the Halifax Harbour, Fisherman’s Cove features a picturesque boardwalk, unique shops, and restaurants serving only the freshest seafood.

More about the community

Cow Bay is a traditional farming community and is home to a number of beautiful beaches including Rainbow Haven and Silver Sands, famous for their kayaking. Cow Bay's motto is "Cow Bay - Attracting Visitors Since 1773". In 1959, a large concrete moose statue by Winston Bronnum was constructed and remains a popular landmark today.

CFB Shearwater brings a lot of military personnel into the area. There has been continued residential growth that robustly started in the early 1990’s. The main commerce area has grown to include a small shopping plaza, pharmacy and eateries.

With easy access to the circumferential highway Eastern Passage and Cow Bay are an easy commute working in Halifax or Dartmouth. Homes are affordable for first time homebuyers and have become a large military family area, as the homes are affordable and easy to sell for the very transient military families.

Cow Bay is the sister community to Eastern Passage that is known for the famous landmark, The Moose, which overlooks Silver Sands beach was erected in 1959. Properties in Cow Bay have larger lots; oceanfront and ocean view lots are the most popular. A popular beach still attracting crowds is Rainbow Haven located where the bay meets Cole Harbour. Cow Bay attracts surfers from around the world and can often be seen off Osborne Head.


Census (2011)    11,470