Welcome to Eastern Passage Online
... Cow Bay and Shearwater too.

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia is a mid-sized community on the Eastern Shore. It is a part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, and lies along the Atlantic Ocean, at the eastern side of the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Historically, fishing was the main source of income for the community, but now most of its inhabitants commute to Downtown Halifax or Dartmouth , or work in the community at typical jobs.

In 1996, Fisherman's Cove, which combined a restored and working fishing village with gift shops and restaurants, opened as a tourist attraction.

Only 20 minutes from Downtown Halifax, Fisherman’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia's oldest and newest tourist destinations.

Enjoy the sounds of the ocean and views that'll have you stopping for another roll of film. Watch the fishermen come in with their daily catch; you can buy their fish right here! Take a boat ride and explore McNabs Island. You can also learn the great history of Fisherman’s Cove by enjoying a historic walk of the area.

If you like to shop, you'll love the many shops of Fisherman’s Cove. There is a beautiful gallery where you can purchase the art of local artists and our other shops where you can purchase souvenirs, Maritime art crafts, unique folk art, and much more (visit our shops & services page). As you wander through the shops you might see local artists capturing some of the spectacular vistas.

While visiting us if you find yourself hungry, feast on fantastic seafood, tea & coffee, soups, desserts, or enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.

Eastern Passage is also the home of 105.9 Seaside-FM. A community based not-for-profit radio station based here and staffed by volunteers. The Seaside broadcast crew boasts both those from the professional broadcast industry and members from within our community.

They feature a wonderful selection of easy listening favorites from yesterday and today, as well as, an enviable collection of music from some of Atlantic Canada's existing and rising musical stars.

Run into the sunset & sunrise too!

Maritime Race Weekend has 5 distances along a gorgeous coastline route (Sunset + Sunrise 5K, Coastal 10K, Tidal Trail 15K, Scenic Half Marathon & Classic Marathon).

Are you up for the challenge? 2 or 3 races over 2 days!!! The Tartan Twosome & Tartan Trio are exciting options – you can choose to run 1, 2 or 3 races!

This race is everything Maritimes: from ocean scenery to pirates, local bands and of course East Coast comfort food and beer! It is sure to excite everyone, especially with pirate booty (cash prizes) at the finish line!

Carnival Fun!!

Every year Eastern Passage hosts our own summer carnival.  The Eastern Passage Cow Bay Summer Carnival is one week of a lot of fun, and lots of local activities, including our own fireworks and parade.