About Bridgewater

Treehouse Village Ecohousing will be built within the Town of Bridgewater (population 8,600). This thriving town is located on the beautiful LaHave River on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, just an hour’s drive from the city of Halifax.

Bridgewater is a progressive town, with a reputation for innovation in sustainability, gaining national exposure for its efforts. Its most recent initiative, Energize Bridgewater, seeks to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy for Bridgewater. In May 2019, Bridgewater won the $5 million Smart Cities Award for its plan to reduce energy poverty.

Bridgewater’s Municipal Planning Strategy (2014) contains many sustainability-oriented policies including Smart Growth principles and mixed-use neighbourhoods, and supports well developed municipal services such as public transit. We are assured that a cohousing development will fit well within the Town’s vision and land-use by-laws.

Family Friendly Features

The provincial newspaper (The Chronicle Herald) recognized Bridgewater as the Best Community in Atlantic Canada for Young Families. It is home to many amenities including excellent schools (including a French school, and a Waldorf School 15 minutes away).

Explore all the activities for kids, adults, and families


Nature and Recreation

Spectacular white sand beaches and the world-class Kejimkujik National Park are less than an hour’s drive away. Neighbouring communities include the Town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Mahone Bay, LaHave, Petite Riviere and New Germany.

Explore a map of Bridgewater’s Parks, Trails, Green Spaces, and Recreation Facilities


Spoiled for choice, explore four of the nearby beaches


Regional Amenities

Further, Bridgewater is the home of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Lunenburg Campus, the South Shore Regional Hospital, shopping centres, many types of businesses, recreational facilities, programs and clubs for all ages and interests, and beautiful, well maintained parks.

We believe Bridgewater is a shining example of a sustainable, healthy community in rural Nova Scotia, and we want this housing project to be a part of it. We love this town and feel it is a great place to live, work, raise a family, and age with dignity. Join our community!