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Welcome to Riverport.


Settled 1754

Riverport is located across the river from LaHave approximately 120 kms from Halifax, 20 kms from Bridgewater and 15 kms from Lunenburg.

Ritcey Cove harbour is free from shoals, safe from wind, and considered one of the finest in North America.

Riverport is a five-minute drive to several public beaches including Hirtle’s Beach, Kingsburg Beach, Oxner Beach, Rose Bay Beach and Spindler Beach.

Unique to the area is the Riverport Electric Light Commission (RELC). In 1920, RELC became the first municipally incorporated electric utility in Nova Scotia.

Today the independent RELC is still the first of six power utilities independent of Nova Scotia Power.

The communities serviced by RELC include Five Houses, Lower LaHave, East LaHave and Middle LaHave, Upper and Lower Rose Bay, Upper and Lower Kingsburg.

Unlike the nearby Lunenburg and Mahone Bay utilities, the other three (in Berwick, Antigonish, Canso and the former utility in Kentville, Riverport’s is managed more like a utility cooperative, with volunteer commissioners from the community.

Riverport Electric Light Commission has a reputation for reliability. Its grid has attracted new businesses and professionals who work from home; making it one of the best places in Lunenburg County.

Local organizations include: IOOF Lodge, Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy, Trinity Fiddlers, Riverport District Board of Trade and Community Committee, Riverport Lions Club, Riverport and Area Community Choir, Riverport United Church Pastoral Charge, Riverport District Community Center and Lady Auxiliary, Riverport District Fire Department and Lady Auxiliary, and St. Mark’s Place.

Some local activities include the panoramic look-offs at Gaff Point, which is also known to have several ‘secret beaches’, The Ovens Natural Park, and various community potluck events Three major annual events travel through the district, the Osprey 5 km Run/Walk, the Lunenburg-Riverport Road Race and the Riverport Duathlon. Three religious denominations are based in the Riverport District, Presbyterian, Lutheran and United

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3808 Highway 332
Riverport, NS B0J 2W0


(902) 766-4890