Support and Safety

Fire & Emergency – call #911

There are five community response departments. They are located in Port Hastings, Judique, Port Hood, Mabou, & Inverness.

Police & Ambulance – call #911

There are two responding departments.They are  based in Port Hawkesbury & Inverness.

Natural Resources – call 1-800-565-2224

For fires, poaching and wildlife emergencies reporting.

Poison Control Center – call 1-800-565-8161

Local Visitor Information Centers

  • Port Hastings  1-902-625-4201
  • Judique  1-902-787-2708
  • Inverness  1-902-258-3740
  • Port Hood, Inverness County Recreation & Tourism  1-902-787-2274

Trail Civic Address Signage The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail provides the first trail maker and trail civic address signage in Nova Scotia. All 34 public access points along the 92 kilometers have assigned civic address numbers recognized within  the provincial 911 dispatch system.

Trail Kilometer Markers – Every kilometer along the trail is marked with a numbered sign with the distance and trail section in which it is located.

Cell Coverage – Coverage is generally good.  There will be small pockets without coverage but usually within several hundred meters cell coverage strength should return.  Bell generally provides the strongest reception along this trail.

Bus Service 

Strait Area Transit  1-902-625-1475   straitareatransit@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Schedules Route 5 – Inverness-Port Hawkesbury

Departures Morning
Inverness 6:30am
Mabou 7:00am
Port Hood 7:10am
Judique 7:35am
Troy 7:50am
Port Hawkesbury 8:00am

Route 6 – Port Hawkesbury to Inverness

Departures Afternoon
Port Hawkesbury 4:00pm
Judique 4:25pm
Harbourview 4:35pm
Port Hood 4:45pm
Mabou 5:10pm
Inverness 5:50pm

SATDial A Ride Services  1-902-625-1475

All Dial A Ride Services must be booked 48 Hours in advance and is based on availability.  Return rates are based on travel to and from destination with a one-hour long stay.  Every hour after the first is an additional $12/hour.

 

 

Daily Bike and Baggage Courier Service – Inverness Freight Service

Depart Inverness …………… 8:45 AM  – Arrive Port Hawkesbury…………10:00 Am

Depart Port Hawkesbury…11:45 AM  – Arrive Inverness………………………1:00 PM

Depart Inverness …………….2:30 PM   – Arrive PortHawkesbury…………..3:45 PM

Depart Port Hawkesbury….5:00 PM   – Arrive Inverness……………………..6:30 PM

Call & leave a message 1-902-258-3797 (c)

 

Local Media:

1015 The Hawk

CBC Sydney 

 NS Trails