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The Municipality of the District of
The Lobster Capital of Canada
Welcome to the Municipality of Barrington – The Lobster Capital of Canada.
We are located on the south-western tip of Nova Scotia, approximately 45 minutes east of the Town of Yarmouth, 2 hours from Digby and 2.5 hours from Halifax.
Here you will discover fantastic culinary experiences offering some of the freshest seafood around, outdoor adventure, beautiful white sand beaches, and majestic lighthouses, one of the best birding destinations in Eastern Canada and engaging museums.
The Municipality is made up of many small coastal communities and includes the most southern tip in Nova Scotia located on beautiful Cape Sable Island. Uncover our historic charm and our mysterious past, and maybe discover your own connection to the area. Barrington’s inhabitants are mostly descendants of the first settlers from Chatham and Harwich of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who emigrated to the area during the 1760’s. Research your roots at the Cape Sable Historical Society’s genealogical centre.