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The town of Berwick is located between the north and south mountains, and has a population of 2455 according to the 2006 Census. It has become known in recent years as “The Small Town with a lot to Offer”. Berwick also enjoys the name as Nova Scotia’s Apple Capital as displayed on provincial road signage. Orchards and farms, forests and vineyards abound in this rural setting.
The citizens of Berwick are engaged and active in local charities, community groups and churches. There are a number of places to shop, dine, exercise and be entertained within the Town.
The Town Hall is located at 236 Commercial Street with a friendly staff ready to provide you with information. At this location, there is also a branch of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library that hosts events throughout the year. There is the Apple Capital Museum and visitor information Centre located in the Margeson building at 173 Commercial Street.
The Town of Berwick also hosts the Annual Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony to celebrate Berwick’s Sports History and recognize new and upcoming athletes.
The Berwick Community Theatre was started over 30 years ago, and is alive and well today! They are always looking for new talent, both on the stage and off. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.
Berwick is also home to the recently opened The Kings Mutual Century Centre, also known as “The Apple Dome.” This is a first rate facility and it was a real community effort to bring it to it’s opening. For many years it will serve the citizens, young and old, of the Town of Berwick and the surrounding areas. This facility will host many events over the coming years. The facility can only really be appreciated by a first-hand visit and walk around. It is very bright and clean and just a great place to take in a hockey game at any level.
If you drive north of Berwick you wil reach the Bay of Fundy after approximately 15 minutes. Enjoy the cool breezes of the Bay of Fundy and the great view and the local cuisine.
In recent years, the Town of Berwick has experience some residential development from single family homes and side by side duplexes which seem to be quite popular. As well, the Berwick & District Volunteer Fire Department has a new building that is well supported.
There have been a number of families who have made Berwick their home and continue to do so.
To read a complete account of the history of Berwick, from a crossroads in the early 1800's, one should read Pat Hampsey’s and Anne McKenna’s book Exit 15, a history of Berwick (published November 6, 2007).
You can find more information at the Town of Berwick's website at http://www.town.berwick.ns.ca/home.html
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