New Minas

New Minas borders the town of Kentville to the west and the unincorporated community of Greenwich to the east. The village is located on the south bank of the Cornwallis River and was originally part of Acadia.

Acadians were responsible for the construction of dykes to drain the land of waters from the river and the nearby Minas Basin. Following the transfer to British control under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 the area became part of Horton Township.

New Minas was predominantly a farming and agriculture community until construction of the Highway 101 expressway in the 1970s. As it was located between the population centres of Kentville and Wolfville, New Minas soon became the retail centre for the eastern Valley.

Over the past decade, New Minas has been witness to a commercial boom which has seen many large retail outlets set up shop, while pre-existing retailers and many others have rebuilt into larger venues.

New Minas is also 'Soccer Capital of Atlantic Canada'. Annually, the village hosts the New Minas Invitational Soccer Tournament in August, where in the past as many as 210 teams have participated from all over Atlantic Canada.

 

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Related Links
Village Web Site

Community Festivals
New Minas Celebration Days
(August)

 


 

Other communities in Kings West Hants

 

 Acadia University Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce

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