East Bay, Nova Scotia

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East Bay
Unincorporated community
East Bay is located in Nova Scotia
East Bay
East Bay
Location of East Bay in Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 46°0′46.58″N 60°23′3.45″W / 46.0129389°N 60.3842917°W / 46.0129389; -60.3842917Coordinates: 46°0′46.58″N 60°23′3.45″W / 46.0129389°N 60.3842917°W / 46.0129389; -60.3842917
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
Regional municipalityCape Breton Regional Municipality
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)902 and 782
NTS Map011K01

East Bay [1] is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island. It is situated on the south side of the East Bay of the Bras d'Or Lake, from which it gets its name.[2] East Bay has one public beach (East Bay Sandbar) and a large number of summer cottages with beach front property. Home of famous Fish & Chips, and East Bay Country Market, located on the Eskasoni turn off.

St. Mary of the Assumption Church (1841), East Bay

East Bay has a Catholic church, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, with mass every day at 10am and Saturday at 4pm. The community was the site of the College of East Bay (1824-1829) which was moved to Arichat and later Antigonish where it became St. Francis Xavier University. St FX later opened a branch in Cape Breton which became the University College of Cape Breton, later Cape Breton University. Until recently, East Bay had two elementary schools, reduced to one, and now both closed.[3]


  1. ^ "Geographical Names of Canada - East Bay". Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nova Scotia Geographical Names Database entry for "East Bay, County of Cape Breton" (includes map)". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved May 9, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Cape Breton board to close 17 schools". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 3 June 2018.