Glooscap First nation

Strong and Forward Thinking

developing a prosperous and thriving community

Glooscap First Nation is located not far from the ancestral home of Glooscap, Blomidon Provincial Park, was founded in 1984. Mi’kmaq people have lived and traveled the  approximately 171 hectares of predominately forested-land for thousands of years.

Glooscap Ventures

Glooscap Ventures, Glooscap First Nation Economic Development Corporation, was established in 2014 to manage community businesses and seek new investments. 

Community of the Year

The Cando Conference named Glooscap First Nation  Community of the Year in 2017 for its economic growth on a national level.


The population of Glooscap First Nation is 415 people of whom approximately 100 live on the reserve, making Glooscap the third-smallest First Nation community in Nova Scotia after Bear River First Nation and Annapolis Valley First Nation.


There are 30 residential homes, an administrative office, a community centre, a seniors/youth centre, a health centre, a store, a gas bar and a gaming room on the reserve.

Glooscap Landing

Glooscap Landing, just off Highway 101 outside the Community of Hantsport, opened in 2018 with Esso Gas Station and Tim Hortons. 

Future plans include a market and cultural centre. 

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