Isaac's Harbour North, Nova Scotia

Isaac's Harbour North is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough in Guysborough County.[1]

Isaac's Harbour North, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Isaac's Harbour North, Nova Scotia
Isaac's Harbour North in Nova Scotia

Located just north of Isaac's Harbour, Isaac's Harbour North is a friendly hamlet that if you're lost, or have a flat, the folk will go out of their way to help you. With a population less than 50 residents, Isaac's Harbour North has no leverage on its larger neighbouring communities.


To the north is the Isaac's Harbour River. This is a political divide separating the prosperous community of Goldboro (named after the gold reserves that once made the community very popular) with Isaac's Harbour North. A local swimming hole called, "The Falls" is perhaps the most known feature of the river. Historically the Isaac's Harbour River has been used for power generation, fishing and milling. Approximately 10 km upstream is a crossing of the Maritimes & Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline transporting processed natural gas from the ExxonMobil onshore plant in Goldboro to the Northeast US market.


Isaac's Harbour North is connected to Nova Scotia's Marine Drive on Route 316.[2] The route is popular with cyclist and motorcyclist with sparse traffic, scenery and small villages.[citation needed] Route 316 takes two very sharp turns through Isaac's Harbour North which in the past has caused some traffic issues.[3] The highlight being the infamous "corner" an intersection that connects Isaac's Harbour North with Isaac's Harbour.[citation needed]

Fire HallEdit

Isaac's Harbour North won the right to form the headquarters for the Harbourview District Fire Department. The new hall includes a two-bay garage for emergency vehicles, staff office facility, showers, common area and a fully equipped kitchen area. The hall is used regularly by community organizations for fundraisers, is a polling station for elections and a hub for local activity. The fire hall is the largest red building in Isaac's Harbour North and the only building with a front-facing attached garage.


Isaac's Harbour North experiences a marine climate throughout the year also known as fog. While fog is very common during the summer months Isaac's Harbour North is blessed with significantly more sunlight than the following communities: Port Bickerton, Drumhead, Seal Harbour, Coddle's Harbour, Tor Bay, Charlos Cove, Cole Harbour, Ecum Secum, Marie Joseph, Little Liscomb, Fisherman's Harbour. and that unnamed place between Goldboro and Drumhead. The argument could be made Isaac's Harbour North also has more sunlight than: New Harbour, Larry's River, Harrpellville, Whitehead and Jersey Shores.


While plump with opportunity,[tone] there are currently no active businesses headquartered in Isaac's Harbour North.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 45°12′12.42″N 61°40′22.64″W / 45.2034500°N 61.6729556°W / 45.2034500; -61.6729556 (Isaac's Harbour North, Nova Scotia)


  1. ^ "Where is Isaac's Harbour North?". Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  2. ^ "Isaac's Harbour North On Destination: Nova Scotia". 2005-05-09. Archived from the original on 2005-05-09. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  3. ^ Roy, David C. (1987). North-Eastern Section of the Geological Society of America: Decade of North American Geology, Centennial Field Guides Volume 5. Geological Society of America. ISBN 978-0-8137-5405-5.