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Whale Sanctuary in Port Hilford

Whale Sanctuary Project selects Port Hilford, Nova Scotia, for North America’s first sanctuary for captive whales

Will work with local community to create a permanent seaside home for whales retired from marine parks

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Feb. 26, 2020 – The Whale Sanctuary Project has announced that it will work together with Sherbrooke and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia to create a seaside sanctuary in Port Hilford for whales being retired from entertainment parks.

“Of the hundreds of locations that we’ve researched in British Columbia, Washington state and Nova Scotia, Port Hilford stands out as the premier location for a whale sanctuary,” said Charles Vinick, executive director of the Whale Sanctuary Project.

Port Hilford offers an expansive area that can be netted off for the whales in a bay that’s open to the ocean but is sheltered from storms. It has access to necessary infrastructure and plenty of room along the shore for the facilities that will be needed to care for the animals, as well as for an onsite education and interpretive center.

“It’s an ideal location for whales coming from marine parks and aquariums,” Vinick said, “You couldn’t ask for a more welcoming and eager community than the people of the Sherbrooke area.”

This concept image shows the 40-hectare inlet in Port Hilford, N.S. chosen by The Whale Sanctuary Project for a whale retirement home. (The Whale Sanctuary)

Intelligent and socially complex animals

The plan to locate a sanctuary in Nova Scotia comes in the wake of Parliament passing Bill S-203 in 2019 to bring an end to keeping whales and dolphins captive in Canada.

“Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent, emotionally sensitive and socially complex animals,” said Dr. Lori Marino, president of the Whale Sanctuary Project. “In the confines of a concrete tank at a marine park they suffer chronic stress and then often fatal illness. Relocating them to an ocean environment will give them a healthier life where they can thrive.”

Marino added that the whales captured the imagination of the people of Sherbrooke from the very first meeting. “They’ve been holding special activities for the kids,” she said. “It’s as though they’ve already made the whales part of their community. And the town already has the feel of a sanctuary.”

Support from local community

Dr. Stephen Flemming, executive director of Sherbrooke Village Museum, is delighted at the prospect of having a whale sanctuary nearby.

“The Museum, through the Rural Institute for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Sustainability, has been pleased to assist the work of the Whale Sanctuary Project to date, and looks forward to continuing its efforts to help see this project through to fruition,” he said. “I couldn’t be more pleased that this group of distinguished cetacean experts chose Nova Scotia for their first sanctuary.”

Minister Lloyd Hines, Member of Legislative Assembly for Nova Scotia, added that the Sherbrooke community is looking forward to playing host to North America’s first seaside whale sanctuary.

“We are truly honored to participate in this very special project,” he said.

Next steps

The next steps in working toward the creation of a sanctuary will be to work with local fishers and community members to further define the vision for the whale sanctuary, and to initiate the regulatory processes needed to establish the site.

The Whale Sanctuary Project’s objective is to have the sanctuary ready to receive whales in 2022.

Dozens of considerations went into selecting the best location for a seaside sanctuary: from water analysis to sea-floor conditions, to tides and currents, to potential impacts of local wildlife on the whales and vice-versa. Members of the organization visited locations along the south and the eastern shores, and met with communities in Shelburne, Liverpool, Port Hawkesbury and Sheet Harbour as well as Sherbrooke to seek proposals for potential sites.

“As important as the physical properties of the location are in deciding on a site location, we also knew that the relationship the sanctuary would have with its host community would be pivotal,” Vinick explained. “The Sherbrooke community has exceeded all our expectations.”

Plans for the sanctuary include a visitor center, nature trail and viewing spots. The sanctuary will also work with schools and museums to offer educational programs about the whales at the sanctuary and their counterparts in the wild.

Funding for the creation and operation of the sanctuary will be through private donations. Funding for the two-year search for an ideal site for the sanctuary has been led by Munchkin, Inc., makers of unique products for babies and children.

The mission of the Whale Sanctuary Project is to establish a model seaside sanctuary where whales and dolphins can be rehabilitated or can live permanently in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy and is as close as possible to their natural habitat.

Town of Antigonish


Antigonish, and the surrounding area, have so much to offer residents and visitors!

There are a variety of recreational facilities in the Antigonish area. Columbus Field on Main Street, is an excellent park for children. Sailors can moor their boats at the Antigonish Yacht Club and then play a round of golf at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club or watch some stock car racing out at Riverside Speedway. Snowmobilers will enjoy the miles of groomed trails maintained by the Antigonish SnoDogs Snowmobile Club.

Indoor facilities also provide a range of activities from swimming to basketball at the Oland Centre, Alumni Aquatic Centre, and the brand new Charles V. Keating Milllennium Centre on the StFX campus, watching a hockey game at the Antigonish Arena, to curling in St. Andrew’s at the Highland Curling Club.

Here are more of what is offered in the area:

Arts & Culture
Antigonish Heritage Museum
Antigonish Highland Society
Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
Theatre Antigonish
Antigonish Culture Alive

Attractions & Recreation
Antigonish Arena – Home of the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition
Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team – PHAST
Antigonish Farmer’s Market
Antigonish Golf & Country Club
Antigonish Highland Skateboarding Association
Destination Eastern & Northumberland Shores (DEANS)
Experience Antigonish

Business & Community Development
Antigonish Career Resource Centre
Antigonish Chamber of Commerce
Antigonish Palliative Care
Antigonish Regional Development Authority (ARDA)
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre
Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia (FSENS)
Northeastern Community Investments Incorporated (NCII)
St. Francis Xavier University Enterprise Development Centre (XEDC)

Antigonish County Adult Learning Association
Coady International Institute
Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
St. Francis Xavier University (StFX)
Strait Regional School Board

Charles V. Keating Centre


Step Back in Time at Sherbrooke Village

sherbrooke-village-winter-2013Step back in time at Sherbrooke Village – visit a place where time has stood still in Nova Scotia’s history, the industrial boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The vibrant museum village is located along the shores of the beautiful St. Mary’s River. Sherbrooke Village depicts a typical Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WWI. With approximately 80 buildings, over 25 of those open to the public, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site. Visit the woodturner shop, blacksmith, pottery shop, ambrotype photography studio and printery.

You can learn more about Sherbrooke Village here.

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