Town of kentville

A breath of fresh air.

an active, entrepreneurial & supportive community

The Town of Kentville, the largest town in the Annapolis Valley, is centrally located along the scenic Evangeline Trail roadway. Kentville is recognized as a hotspot for entrepreneurship and serves as the professional center of the Valley, with many legal, financial, government, and health services available.

Most Entrepreneurial Community

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business ranked Kentville as the best spot in Atlantic Canada and the seventh-best place in Canada to start and grow a business in a Entrepreneurial Communities Report.

Health Services

The Valley Regional Hospital is located in the downtown area.

Major Employers

  • Andritz Fabrics and Rolls Ltd.
  • Crown Fibre Tube Inc.
  • Apple Valley Foods Inc.


Population – 6,630
Median Age – 45.6
Labour Force – 2,870
Median Household Income – $56,909

Agricultural Research

It’s home to the over 100 year old Agricultural Research Station 

Major Industries

  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Educational Services
  • Manufacturing


Kentville was founded at an accessible crossing of the Cornwallis River and became an important crossroads for settlement in the Annapolis Valley. The community is served by the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Halifax port.

Valley Regional Enterprise Network Helping You Grow In the Valley