Spryfield is a suburban community in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was founded about 1770, by Captain William Spry, who purchased land there and established the settlement with the aid of stationed soldiers from the nearby Halifax garrison.

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In the 1960s and 1970s, many people began to travel to the Halifax downtown area and later on, to the shopping centers and malls in the region to do their purchasing, and the community took on a "bedroom community" aspect: the great majority of the residents work elsewhere, with relatively few local thriving local businesses.

In the past Spryfield was home to a lot of lower priced housing and rental units with a bit of a rough reputation. This view is quickly changing as Spryfield is now emerging as one of the popular areas developers are building new communities in due to the close location to the Armdale roundabout.  Cowie Hill connects Spryfield to Northwest Arm Drive has also seen a tremendous growth of higher end single detached homes, condominium and rental units.

The community of Spryfield is located just a few kilometres from the Halifax city centre, and in close proximity to both tranquil natural environments and a busy business community. Spryfield and its surrounding area is home to several public schools and many recently upgraded parks, ball fields, and sports fields, making it an increasingly popular choice for young families.

The land now known as Spryfield was first occupied by the Mi’kmaq people, who hunted and fished in the area of what is now Long Lake Provincial Park. Today, the park is much loved by residents for its natural beauty, including stunning waterfalls, and walking/hiking trails.


Census 2016 11,700