The Province of Nova Scotia is located on Canada's East Coast and covers an area of 55,500 sq. km. The mainland is connected to the Province of New Brunswick and the remainder of Canada by the 28 km isthmus of Chignecto. The Canso Causeway joins Cape Breton Island to the mainland of Nova Scotia. Bridgewater, Lunenburg County is the largest centre on Nova Scotia’s South Shore (land area of 13.35 square km). Situated on the LaHave River, Bridgewater is 15 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and strategically located 100 km south west of Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax.