About Richmond County
Located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Richmond County is ideally located on the East Coast of North America! The Municipality of the County of Richmond is the smallest of Nova Scotia’s 14 counties. Lying on the Cape Breton side of the Strait of Canso, adjacent to international shipping lanes, the county is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north by the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The St. Peter's Canal bisects Richmond County by joining the Atlantic Ocean with the World Renowned Sailing Destination of the Bras d'Or Lakes.
Acadian, Scottish, Irish and Mi'kmaq cultures create a kaleidoscope of rich cultural activities for all to enjoy. Whether you are enjoying Richmond's many Acadian festivals, singing along at a local Milling Frolic or taking part in age old ceremonies with the native community of Chapel Island; Richmond County has something for every taste.
With a population of approx 9,500 people, the county is largely rural and boasts 230,000 acres of forested land and miles of pristine coastline. About one-third of Richmond’s residents speak both French and English, since the county is home to several vibrant French-Acadian communities. Scottish and Mi’kmaq cultures also contribute to the area’s rich history - a history which is celebrated during numerous festivals and events held around the county throughout the year.