Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

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<gallery>Image:|Helicopter getting water from Porter's Lake, for a forest fire.</gallery>Porters Lake is a residential community in the eastern shore region of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada, between Trunk 7 and Route 207, 27.8&nbsp;km from Halifax. The residents mainly commute to jobs in Dartmouth, Burnside Industrial Park or in Downtown Halifax. The community is built around the lake from which it takes its name.

The lake

Porter's Lake is 19&nbsp;km long, but never more than a kilometer wide and is in the shape of a crescent. It is one of the most popular lakes for recreational boating in the region. The Lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean near Lawrencetown Beach, because of this, the lake varies in salinity from almost completely fresh water at the north end to nearly that of ocean water at the south end.


  • Porters Lake Provincial Park.
  • Terrabithia National World Of Fun

2008 fire

On June 13, 2008 a forest fire broke out destroying two houses, damaging several others and burning 6000 acres. The fire was believed to have been caused by a camp fire, though the Royal Canadian Mounted Police laid no charges. It was determined that residue from Hurricane Juan fuelled the fire, which was the largest fire in an urban area of Nova Scotia, and the largest fire overall, in 30 years.


  • Total Population 3217
  • Total Dwellings 1286
  • Total Land Area 91.573&nbsp;kmĀ²

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