Mayor's Message


Greetings from the Mayor

Hi, and welcome to the Town of Amherst. I am very proud to introduce you to our town through this website. We are a town of approximately 10,000 and the surrounding community represents an additional 25,000-30,000 residents.

Amherst is ideally located in the center of the Maritime Provinces with excellent transportation links by road, rail and air to the rest of the world. We are also the “Gateway Community” into Nova Scotia through New Brunswick, representing Northern Nova Scotia’s service center for visiting the area.

We are proud of our spectacular natural resources in the area. Bordered by the Bay of Fundy and the Northumberland Strait, we have the unique ability to offer residents and visitors both the highest tides in the world and the warmest salt waters north of the Carolinas.

In addition, there are many places to visit and explore within our community. Why not make a special visit to one of our bed and breakfast’s, motels or inns, or take in a live theatre evening or visit our restaurants? Our neighboring communities highlight many of the places you should visit during your stay in Amherst, such as Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Cape Chignecto Park, Anne Murray Center, and the public beaches along our Atlantic shores.

As Mayor, I take great pleasure in inviting you to live in Amherst or visit our town and enjoy the outstanding quality of life that it offers. Along with excellent schools, churches and health care facilities including the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, we have a wide variety of activities, organizations and friendly residents that will make you feel “at home”.

If you are in Amherst and get a chance, please visit our Town Hall and sign our guest book, as we welcome many visitors to our community every year.

On behalf of our town council and our residents, I welcome you to the Town of Amherst and hope that you choose to become part of this great community.

Best Regards

R. L. (Rob) Small

Mayor of Amherst