Canning, Nova Scotia

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Canning Canada Day 2019
Canning Canada Day 2019
Canning Canada Day 2019
Canning Canada Day 2019
Canning Canada Day 2019
Canning Canada Day 2019

Canning’s Canada Day 2019!

The rain didn’t dampen spirits or attendance at this year’s Canada Day Celebration in Canning! Many heartfelt thanks to Canning Recreation, the Village of Canning, musical performers, artists, and all the many amazing volunteers who helped make it so fabulous!

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)

Your Canning Gazette

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What’s New


CABDA in Canning

Canning Area Business
Development Association

We’re citizens and business people dedicated to growing and promoting business and tourism in our community. Do you have a business or are you thinking of starting one up in Canning Village or area? Join us for $30/year and enjoy the benefits of membership!

Village Spotlight

Alice and Ginger of The Village Coffeehouse in Canning, NS
(l - r) Alice and Ginger of The Village Coffeehouse in Canning, NS (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

The Village Coffeehouse

Originally from Windsor, Alice Hartling, came back to Canning after living in Whitehorse with her husband, Mike Gill, and two children for about 20 years. Having learned the importance of strengthening community, Alice sought to create a warm and welcoming venue where visitors and villagers alike could stop in to chat and linger over a delicious coffee and fresh-baked treat, while trading news and learning about each other. And so, The Village Coffeehouse, Alice’s first business venture, was born.


Nestled in among the seasonal ArtCan Gallery & Café, Crystany’s Brasserie, Aspinall Pottery, The Landing Spa & Studio, iScream Ice Cream shop, and Esmé, it backs on to the Habitant River, providing a scenic pastoral view. The atmosphere and décor are bright and airy, with lots of beautiful artwork from local artists on display (and for sale).


The Village Coffeehouse is a place to relax and recharge, and the chic, urban feel makes it feel like home to visitors coming in from Halifax and other cities across North America (and beyond). Alice uses locally sourced products and ingredients, including North Mountain Coffee, and her genius in making the perfect Americano, latté, and espresso has people from far and wide making regular appearances. Tea lovers especially appreciate the hard-to-find Parisian Kusmi line of imported teas served hot and perfectly. Alice’s warmth and charming personality make everyone feel welcome, and her baking talent often makes it hard to settle on just one treat. The shop is bustling and lively from its early opening time of 7:15 (Monday to Friday, and 8 AM Saturday), and there’s no shortage of smiles and visible signs of enjoyment among the customers.


The Village Coffeehouse is located at 9844 Main Street in downtown Canning, just east of the Borden Monument at the intersection of North Avenue.
(902) 385-7709

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