Welcome to the Town of Berwick and our new website!
We are a welcoming community of over 2500 people who live, work, and play in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. The smallest of the three towns in Kings County, we have earned a reputation for an excellent quality of life. We are large enough to provide all the important services but small enough to offer a strong sense of community.
Berwick is a very progressive municipality. We are proud owners of the Berwick Electric Utility and have joined with the Towns of Antigonish and Mahone Bay to form AREA (Alternative Resource Energy Authority). Through AREA we partner on the Ellershouse Wind Farm.
AREA is currently working on establishing solar gardens (photovoltaic energy production) in the three Towns. Berwick Electric currently provides hydro electricity to its customers from the Factorydale Dam. With these three sources we will be able to provide our customers with over 60% of their electrical power from renewable town owned energy.
These initiatives make Berwick one of the greenest towns in the country. We are also working with a local engineering firm on a project to investigate large scale storage of renewable energy through a program funded by N R Can. (Natural Resources Canada)
Berwick offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. In addition to numerous parks, trails and green spaces we have exceptional recreational facilities. The Kings Mutual Century Centre complex includes the Apple Dome arena and walking track, the Larsen Curling Centre, CBI Health Centre,Fillmore Family Fitness Centre, Wilson Community Centre (Berwick & District Lions Club) and the Winning Edge Sports Store.
Rainforth Park, our multigenerational park in the center of Town, has under gone significant improvements lately. The park now includes new tennis/pickle ball courts, a popular splash pad and a recently constructed multi use building known as Carols Place.
We are a vibrant and growing community. Several new houses are currently under construction and several larger housing developments are underway or in the planning stage. Business is flourishing and we offer a number of very successful and unique shopping and dining experiences for our residents and visitors.