Canning, Nova Scotia

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Glooscap Arena for Hockeyville 2023

Glooscap Arena has been nominated for Kraft Hockeyville 2023 and needs your support! They need your community votes to rally and move on to the next phase. Follow the QR code link or go to and type in Glooscap District Arena to rally and write your story!


Canning & Area News

So much to see and do!

The Village of Canning and area, including Kingsport, Port Williams, Habitant, Scots Bay, Blomidon, Sheffield Mills, Pereau, and Medford, is as picturesque as it is bustling with activity.

Check out our Facebook page to keep up with local events, activities, and things of interest to visitors and locals alike. #ExperienceCanning and area, where there’s “Always a Warm Welcome” for you!

Your Canning Gazette

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Life & Community

winter in Canning

Warm winter wishes from Canning Village!

#ExperienceCanning vibrancy, warmth, and friendliness all year round!

Kings County News

The Look Off, Annapolis Valley NS

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Canning water service

Water service questions?

For water-related issues or emergencies, call our office at (902) 582-3768.

After hours, call the Water Operator for the Municipality of the County of Kings:

(902) 678-6141 or
1 (888) 337-2999 (toll-free)

Village Spotlight

Ron and Michaela Hayes, ArtCan

ArtCan Kitchen & Studios

Since its inception in 2001, ArtCan has become a destination and landmark in quaint downtown Canning. What began as a gallery and teaching studio in rented premises (9844 Main St., Canning) has evolved into a thriving business that includes a restaurant, art supply store, art gallery and teaching space. Owner and artist in residence, Ron Hayes, continued to expand in 2017, adding a large private studio and additional space for classes and studio rentals.

Originally from Ontario, Ron relocated to Nova Scotia in 1996, eventually pursuing a Master’s degree in Expressive Art Therapy from a Swiss Art School. A master of light and colour, Ron’s work is inspired by the sprawling beauty of the local landscape, and the ever-changing presence of sea and sky. He has exhibited both locally and internationally and some of his current work can be viewed in the Great Hall at Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery.

The restaurant has also evolved in recent years, since Ron’s daughter, Michaela, assumed operations as manager and head chef. Michaela brings a unique flair to every dish, combining fresh local ingredients with a passion for global fusion cuisine and an artist’s attention to detail.

With exquisite views of the Habitant River, Michaela’s delicious creations and Ron’s masterful artwork, ArtCan kitchen has become a favourite for locals and tourists seeking an elevated dining experience.

From brushes to canvas, pencils to fine art paper, ArtCan Art Store carries a wide range of art supplies for the novice and professional alike. As an official supplier for Acadia art students, our shop sources and sells some unique products as well as more standard fare.

ArtCan is proud to showcase local talent, offering several art exhibits throughout the summer, with evening openings and meet-the-artist events. The beautiful, light-filled gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, offering a special place to experience the delight and refreshment of Fine Art and Fine Food.

Site sponsors


The Village Coffeehouse in Canning, NS
Farmhouse Inn B&B
Deborah Nicholson Decor & Design
The Landing Spa & Studio ad
Bateman Carr Gallery
Vermeulen Farms Ad
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts ad 2018
Aspinall Pottery
ArtCan ad 2018
Jessica Bergevin Physio
Avifauna Health Studio
Gary Long, Canning Town Crier ad
Country Real Estate
Esmeé Jacket
Cluff's Electric - electrical, plumbing, and heating services
Dickie-Baxter Taproom & Bistro Restaurant
Michael Gabriel Communications ad 2018