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Prospect, Nova Scotia

Prospect viewed from Prospect Harbour.
Prospect viewed from Prospect Harbour.
Prospect planning area of municipal Halifax
Prospect planning area of municipal Halifax
Prospect is located in Nova Scotia
Location within Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°28′09″N 63°46′58″W / 44.46917°N 63.78278°W / 44.46917; -63.78278
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityHalifax Regional Municipality
 • CouncilWestern Region Community Council
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange852,850
Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia

Prospect is a Canadian coastal community on the Chebucto Peninsula in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.

It borders the Atlantic Ocean approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi) southwest of Halifax off the Prospect Road (Route 333).

During the American Revolution, fishermen at Prospect captured an American Privateer and 23 crew members.[1]

In 2003, the town was hit by the eye of Hurricane Juan. Wind damage was substantial and storm surge washed away many wharfs and stages, but no homes. The area suffered significant land erosion due to the impact.

Electoral districts

There are no churches in Prospect since the closing of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Nearby are St. Joseph (Shad Bay), New Life Community Church (Hatchet Lake), St. Timothy's (Brookside), and St. James (Goodwood).

Notable residence


  1. ^ Murdoch, Beamish (1866). A History of Nova-Scotia, Or Acadie. Vol. II. Halifax: J. Barnes. p. 609.

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