Town of Kentville is centrally located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, which is considered one of North America’s richest agricultural districts,along the scenic Evangeline Trail. Town of Kentville will mark its 125 year anniversary this year, 2011. To view all the Anniversary celebrations, go to http://www.kentville.ca/explorekentville_events_anniversary.cfm
Kentville is just minutes from New Minas, one of the largest shopping destinations in the Valley, and only 103 kms from Halifax. Highway 101 access is just minutes away.
Kentville has much to be proud of. It has a higher per capta ratio of professionals than any other place in Canada. With a downtown core of restaurants, pubs, cafes, a live theatre, museums and historic sites, it is also the centre of commerce and medicine. Kentville is seen as one of the most desirable places to live and work.
Kentville’s population, at 5,815 in 2006, has been steadily increasing over the years and recent projections are that future development of the town will see more increases,
Kentville celebrates the beginning of harvest season late spring with the Apple Blossom Festival with this year’s theme being “Our Blossoms, Our Families”. This year will be the 79th Apple Blossom Festival which brings in thousands of people from all over. The end of the harvest is celebrated with the annual Harvest Festival which is usually held the beginning of October with the famous “pumpkin people” again bringing thousands of visitors from afar.
The Kentville Agricultural Centre, also know as the Kentville Research Station, was created in 1911 to serve the apple industry of the Annapolis Valley . Sitting on 473 acres of land, the initial purpose was to develop and implement strategies for growing fruit. Officially opening on June 15, 1981, the present facility specializing in insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers, as well as fruit and vegetable genetics. The facility is considered one of the most modern and sophisticated research centres in Canada and houses the offices of Agriculture Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. It has received national and international recognition in many areas, and welcomes visitors.
Town of Kentville is one of the largest towns in the Valley with a number of legal, financial, and medical services including:
Five Major Banks including:
Other Financial Services:
Clubs & Associates:
Kentville is home for Valley Regional Hospital with lots of doctors, specialists in the Town for your medical needs.
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