West Hants Regional Municipality

Something inspiring awaits.

Easy commuting to the big city

West Hants Regional Municipality boasts a strong diversity of small and large business and is strategically located close to Halifax Regional Municipality, giving local employers the ability to attract labour and talent from the city.

West Hants provides an excellent quality of life through its quiet natural environment balanced by the accessibility to the urban amenities in the region and supplemented by nearby Halifax. 


Within a 45 minute commute to downtown Halifax and under 40 minutes to Halifax International Airport, West Hants is poised for growth.

Health Services

Residents of the Municipality are served by West Hants Community Hospital located in Windsor.


West Hants is part of the Valley Community Fiber Network, a high-capacity telecommunications backbone spanning 200 kilometres.


Population – 19,016
Labour Force -9,120

Major Employers

  • CKF Inc.
  • Biovectra Inc.
  • Ski Martock
  • Windsor Elms Village

Biggest & Oldest

West Hants is home to the oldest continuously run agricultural fair in North America – the  Hants County Exhibition and “Dill’s Atlantic Giant,” the world’s largest pumpkin variety!

Major Industries

  • Construction
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade

Recreational Opportunities

The community has significant recreational opportunities and amenities to support various summer and winter activities, including the new West Hants Sports Complex, Martock Ski Hill, and numerous parks, trails, lakes and coastline. 

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