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Shaped by the sea

400 kilometres of coastline, countless bays, inlets, beaches and safe harbours are perfect for exploration and recreation.

Untold riches

The sea’s wealth has always been a staple. Its promise is unlimited.

Love it here

There’s something for everyone to do, to see, to stay active and healthy.


From any vantage point, the sea or unspoiled forests stretch to the horizon. Those with a vision see opportunity on the horizon.
Jun 13th, 2019

MODG Medical Recruitment Assistance Program

Criteria to Qualify

  • Program shall be applicable to…

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Dec 22nd, 2019

Notice of Municipal Office Holiday Closure

Please note that the Municipal Office (33 Pleasant Street, Guysborough) will be closed from Monday, December 23rd…

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Oct 23rd, 2019

Decision & Order - Canso Electric Light Utility

Please note the link below regarding the MODG and NSP approval of a transfer of assets of the Canso Electric Light…

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Oct 17th, 2019

Notice Regarding Transfer of Canso Electric Utility

Notice Regarding the Hearing for the Transfer of the Canso Electric Utility to Nova Scotia Power

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The District of Guysborough

Natural Advantages

It covers more than 2,000 square kilometres at the north-east corner of mainland Nova Scotia and has natural advantages that set it apart from just about every other place you can think of.

The local government, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, strives to be responsive, progressive, approachable, and focused on serving the people and businesses who are here, and thinking about coming.

There is room here to grow; clean air to breathe; unspoiled natural beauty and smart, resilient, friendly and welcoming people.  A port to rival any with land to spare, minerals, energy, and the fish and forests that have sustained generations. Always worth a visit, you’re welcome to stay.
Living Here