Village of Port Williams

Biggest Little Port in the World

AS OF MARCH 18, 2020 there is restricted access to the Village Office for the General Public

• Remember to wear a face mask, social distance and use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the Community Centre. 

• Bill Payments can be made online, by Canada Post, or by depositing your cheque in the onsite drop box located by the Community Centre main entrance. Click here for information on how to set up and online bill payment with your bank
• The Port Williams Community Centre has limited bookings due to COVID restictions and sanitization requirements. To reschedule, please contact the office at  or 902-542-4411. The Park and all outdoor recreational facilities are open.
• For emergency service such as a problem with Water or Wastewater contact (902) 670-5231.

We thank the public for their patience and understanding.
For more information, detailed instructions on the above and ongoing Village updates please go to:, call 902-542-4411 or go to our facebook page
For additional information and updated advice on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

The residents of Port Williams enjoy life in a thriving and picturesque Village. An agricultural community with excellent schools, continuous residential growth, business opportunities, fine recreational facilities, easy access to all amenities, all surrounded by the beauty of Minas Basin tides and dyke lands. Its history is rich with the legacy of the Mi'kmaq, Acadians, and Planters. Its future is bright with the promise of those who choose to live, work and raise their families here.

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Port Williams is located in Kings County, Nova Scotia, between and to the north, of the towns of Wolfville and Kentville. The Village area comprises all the land between the Canard and Cornwallis Rivers, extending approximately two miles east to Starr's Point and two miles west to Tiny Parish Road.

Visitors may reach the village via Nova Scotia Highway 101 west from Halifax or east from Yarmouth at Exit 11. Signs for Prescott House Museum and Blomidon Park are located at this intersection.

The parking area before the bridge at the entrance to Port Williams offers an excellent opportunity to view the Minas Basin tides facing the old wharf which was once a hub of activity (see History). Tourists and residents often choose to enter the pathway to the dyke at this point and enjoy the flora, fauna and salt air of the marsh and dykeland.

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