Stewiacke's Town Events

Stewiakce's Town Events

Find out what's going on in Stewiacke.



Our goal as a Town is to provide all community members with the opportuinity to grow physically and mentally through living a healthier more active life.

Historic Stewiacke

historic stewiacke

In the early 1900’s the chief of the Micmac’s at Millbrook said the native name for this place was pronounced “Ah-seed-ee-a-waac” which means “place where the sands move” which then slurred to “Stew-aack” then pronounced as we pronounce it today.



Stewiacke has 2 trails within the community. One is the John Crawford Trail, the other The Stewiacke River Trail. Each trail has grown and is continuing to expand as the years go on only to open up more opportunity for the community.

Welcome to Stewiacke

Stewiacke (2011 population: 1,438) is a town located in southern Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The town was incorporated on August 30, 1906.

Stewiacke was named in the language of the local Mi'kmaq, First Nations people, and is a word meaning "flowing out in small streams" and "winding river" or "whimpering or whining as it goes"

Drawing of a mastodon skeleton by Rembrandt Peale In the late 1990s, a tourism attraction named Mastodon Ridge opened near the town's highway exit, based on a local discovery of a Mastodon skeleton.

Stewiacke is home to, a pharmacy, a grocery store,  hardware store, an 18-hole golf course and a newly built elementary school that consolidates 2 former local schools.

Stewiacke is also home to a volunteer fire brigade that was the first department in North America to use specialized foam as a fire suppression agent. Alongside other achievements involving the implementation of certain fire apparatus.

The town is noted as being located halfway between the North Pole and the Equator (Actually in Alton, Nova Scotia). Controversy in the past over this claim stems from the fact that the Earth is not a perfect sphere, and therefore the halfway mark lies approximately 16 km North of the 45th parallel.

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