Bayers Lake Business Park

(Redirected from Bayers Lake Industrial Park)

44°39′0″N 63°40′27″W / 44.65000°N 63.67417°W / 44.65000; -63.67417 (Bayers Lake Business Park)

Bayer's Lake
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityHalifax Regional Municipality
 • Total2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Telephone Exchanges902, 782
The Shoe Company, and Danier (now closed) stores

Bayers Lake Business Park is a business park in Halifax, Nova Scotia west of Clayton Park.



The Bayers Lake Industrial Park was developed from the mid-1980s, and was served by CN Rail's Chester Subdivision rail line running from Halifax to Yarmouth as well as Highway 102 and Highway 103. Some of the earliest developments were the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission head office and distribution centre and the Volvo Halifax Assembly, both constructed in 1987.

The industrial park began a transition into a business/retail park in the early 1990s. The first major development occurred when the United States warehouse store chain Price Club (currently a Costco) established a retail store on a westward extension of Lacewood Drive which was called Chain Lake Drive. Additional big box development followed with the establishment of a Kent Building Supplies, followed by a Kmart (subsequently redeveloped as a Zellers, then a Target, now a Canadian Tire), and an Atlantic Superstore. The popularity of the new retail outlets at Bayers Lake Industrial Park, or "BLIP" as it was popularly referred to by locals, was apparent.

Further development occurred when Empire Theatres selected Bayers Lake for the establishment of the largest theatre multiplex in Atlantic Canada (17 screens + 1 IMAX); the multiplex is currently operated by Cineplex Entertainment. The multiplex development led to an expansion in restaurants and other retail outlets.

Bayers Lake Business Park presently occupies over 2.36 square kilometres (580 acres) and is mostly retail with a declining manufacturing and logistics presence. The property is administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality.



The business park is located at the junction of two major highways; Highway 102 and Highway 103. The park is approximately 10 kilometres from Downtown Halifax. An abandoned Canadian National Railway line runs through the park as a rail trail. The park is also serviced by Halifax Transit buses: 21 Timberlea, 28 Bayers Lake, and 123 Timberlea (rush hour only at St. Margarets Bay Rd and Lakelands Blvd).

Mystery walls


The Bayer's Lake Mystery Walls were discovered several years ago during an expansion of the Bayers Lake Business Park. Extending more than 200 metres and measuring as high as two metres, the stone wall is baffling to many historians.[2]


Winners and Cleve's Warehouse Outlet (now Cleve's Source for Sports).
Major retailers
Minor retailers
Empire Theatres (now Scotiabank Theatre)

See also



  1. ^ "Business parks; Bayer's Lake Business Park". Government of the Municipality of Halifax.
  2. ^ "Bayer's Lake Mystery Walls". Canada’s History Society. Retrieved March 6, 2024.