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Welcome to the
Bay of Islands
Sustainable Development Center

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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education

Coastal Communities Network

NS Public Lands Coalition

 Waypoints: N 44°58.385 W 062°15.040 (WGS-84)

Heritage Seeds & Perennials for Spring Planting

Green Weddings, Special Events, Reforestation! Order Your Tree Seedlings Now for
Spring Delivery and Planting!

Download the 2014 Price List

Beauty, space
silence, peace...

"The need for healthy biodiversity and countryside underpin people's additional need for the unmeasurable benefits that landscape and countryside give them - beauty, space, silence and peace...."
Rosamund McDougall

Coming to visit? - Come By Chance or Email Us
Travelling through? The Bay of Islands Center offers trail walks, hostel-style accommodations and unserviced camping in field, forest, or ocean side. Pure country rustic & under 2 hours from Halifax on the way to Cape Breton.

Urban escapees & getaway artists. Come to Bay of Islands region. Walk in the forest & immerse yourself in nature. Breathe in the scent of spruce and pine and the salty sea air. Hike our wilderness trails. Kayak the offshore islands. Canoe the lakes and rivers. Camp under the stars or cosy up by the fireside. Shhh. Listen to the silence...

It's all here for you to discover in Nova Scotia's Bay of Islands region (Sheet Harbour to Sherbrooke). Call 902~347~2602 or email for visitor or relocation
information for Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore.

Bay of Islands Project
2014 Update

"Nothing matters except what you do next."

Learn more about Peak Oil at Energy and Capital.

Since we began the Bay of Islands Project in 2001, the World has changed dramatically. Many of the global changes we spoke of then, are here now. Economic devastation, peak oil, global food & water shortages, climate change and other threats to the survival of humanity are mainstream news.

Thus, we are currently revisioning the Bay of Islands Center project as a place of learning, as we move through the transitional years of a new world.

We offer a 'Soft Landing' program for individuals or couples who wish to live a sustainable lifestyle in rural Nova Scotia. Expressions of interest welcome from agro-entrepreneurs in forestry (horse-logging), organic/heritage gardening, traditional (pre-carbon) trades, appropriate technology, renewable energy. Please contact us for more information!

Stop by The Trail Stop & say hello!

Off-season by chance or by appointment.
Please book events and group tours in advance.

Questions, comments or to book tours, camping or group events, please contact us at (902) 347-2602
E-mail us

All content,unless otherwise indicated, 2014 Bay of Islands Centre for Sustainable Development, Moser River, Bay of Islands, Nova Scotia, B0J 2K0. The Bay of Islands Center is a not-for-profit educational project registered in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Sustainable Living Center Projects

Trail Stop Country Market
The Forge Hostel & Campgrounds

Wilderness Trails, Nature Trails

Low-Impact Forestry
Logging Horse & Barn
Agri-product Test Plots
Non-timber Forest Products Research

Sustainable Living Center Programs