Municipality of the District of Guysborough

A Promising Future

From just about any vantage point in the District of Guysborough unspoiled natural forests or the sea stretch to the horizon.  Those with a vision can see something else out there on the horizon.  Opportunity.

Fishing and forestry have been economic mainstays in the district for centuries.  In the 21st, you can add global transportation, gold, aggregate and rare earth metal mining and tourism to the list:

Maher Melford Terminal

The Strait of Canso is a superport-in-waiting, and the waiting is about over.  With Maher Terminals of New Jersey onboard, development of a major container terminal and logistics park at Melford on the mainland side of the Strait is becoming a reality.  The best, truly deep-water, ice free port on the east coast, the closest port to Europe and Asia via the Suez is a natural.  The Melford site is a green field.  The development is unencumbered by urban encroachment or antiquated systems.  It will boast the most highly efficient logistical and security technology available.  There is room to grow around the site and the water is deep enough to accommodate any vessel now plying the oceans or any conceived.  Maher operates the Prince Rupert Terminal in British Columbia and sees Melford as the emerging east coast equivalent.


The area hosts Martin Marietta’s highly efficient aggregate mining operation near Mulgrave on the Strait of Canso.  A second aggregate quarry is proceeding toward development near the town of Canso.  The district has a long gold mining heritage, and new, commercially-viable gold deposits have been identified along with many other promising finds.  Along with gold, deposits of rare earth metals are being uncovered with mounting interest.  A rich mining future in the district is a distinct and profoundly interesting opportunity.


Unspoiled natural beauty, rugged coast lines, fabulous sand beaches, pristine inland waterways.  They are all here.  The infrastructure needed to serve a natural tourism destination presents very real investment opportunities in the district.

The local government, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, along with its partners in the economic future of the area, are able and ready to help potential investors big, small and in between to understand and seize the opportunities that are on the near horizon.