Greenwood, Nova Scotia

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Greenwood
Village
Nickname(s): 
The Valley's Hidden Jewel - G-wood - GWD
Greenwood is located in Nova Scotia
Greenwood
Greenwood
Location of Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°58′19″N 64°56′5″W / 44.97194°N 64.93472°W / 44.97194; -64.93472
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
CountyKings County
Founded1770
Incorporated Village1961
Electoral Districts     
Federal

West Nova
ProvincialKings West
Government
 • TypeVillage Commission
 • Greenwood Village CommissionChair
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total5,369
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Canadian postal code
B0P 1N0 & B0P 1R0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange242, 760, 765, 804, 996
NTS Map021A15
GNBC CodeCAORH
Websitegreenwood
novascotia.com

Greenwood is a village in the western part of Kings County in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

History[change | change source]

Greenwood was a small hamlet south of the Dominion Atlantic Railway's Kingston Station. In 1942, the Royal Air Force created the RAF Station Greenwood and built an aerodrome on nearby farmland for a facility to train aircrew under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The Royal Canadian Air Force took over the facility in 1944. It was renamed RCAF Station Greenwood, a name it kept until the February 1, 1968 unification of the Canadian Forces. Then the airfield and related facilities were renamed CFB Greenwood.

During the 1970s–2000s, the village of Greenwood grew in population, as many other air force bases in eastern Canada closed and their aircraft and personnel moved to CFB Greenwood.

Now, the village and base's combined population is about 4,500. The village has many services and is also the location of the Greenwood Mall, the largest shopping centre in the western part of the Annapolis Valley

Schools[change | change source]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Greenwood
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
17.8
(64.0)
24.3
(75.7)
25.8
(78.4)
33.8
(92.8)
35
(95)
35.6
(96.1)
37.2
(99.0)
32.2
(90.0)
27.8
(82.0)
23
(73)
18.3
(64.9)
37.2
(99.0)
Average high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.2
(39.6)
10.1
(50.2)
17.2
(63.0)
22.4
(72.3)
25.5
(77.9)
24.8
(76.6)
19.9
(67.8)
13.7
(56.7)
7.7
(45.9)
2.2
(36.0)
12.2
(54.0)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−10.3
(13.5)
−5.8
(21.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.8
(40.6)
9.5
(49.1)
13.1
(55.6)
12.3
(54.1)
7.7
(45.9)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
−7
(19)
1.3
(34.3)
Record low °C (°F) −28.9
(−20.0)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−27.2
(−17.0)
−13.4
(7.9)
−7.2
(19.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
2.8
(37.0)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
−8.9
(16.0)
−16.2
(2.8)
−26.1
(−15.0)
−35.5
(−31.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 113.9
(4.48)
83.2
(3.28)
97.8
(3.85)
77.4
(3.05)
84.6
(3.33)
77.5
(3.05)
93.5
(3.68)
79.4
(3.13)
97.4
(3.83)
98.3
(3.87)
110.6
(4.35)
113.8
(4.48)
1,127.3
(44.38)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Browse Data by Community Profile, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nova Scotia)". Government of Nova Scotia. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 16 July 2009