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Town of Wolfville
Village of New Minus
Town of Kentville
Acadia University
Gaspereau Valley Fibres
Gaspereau Vineyards
L'Acadie Wines
Municipality of the County of Kings
Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada
Valley Family Fun a website that includes information, event listings, and resources for families in or visiting the Valley
Centre Stage Theatre a year round, amateur theatre
Blomidon Provincial Park


Gaspereau, Nova Scotia

Gaspereau is a Canadian rural community located in Kings County, Nova Scotia. 

It is located about 3 km south of the town of Wolfville on the Gaspereau River. The name "Gaspereau" is often used to refer to all of the communities throughout the 15 km Gaspereau Valley. 

The name is derived from the Gaspereau fish, Alosa pseudoharengus, which migrates up the river every spring. The fishing of Gaspereau has been important to human settlement of the Gaspereau Valley for thousands of years. When the Acadians came here around 1680, they named the fish and the area, Gaspereau. There is still a commercial fishery for Gaspereau in the river. 

Gaspereau is primarily an agricultural community, hosting dairy farms and apple orchards. In recent years many grape vineyards have been established and there is more than one winery in the village. Gaspereau Vineyards, opened in 2004,L'Acadie Vineyards, opened in 2008,and Luckett Vineyards opened in 2010 are popular destinations in the village of Gaspereau. 

The Gaspereau River is also known for its tubing, using an inner-tube and floating down through the beautiful river during the hot summer months when residents or visitors of the valley are over heated and the river is high. 

Gaspereau is also home to a canal (referred to as "The Canal" or "The Gaspereau Canal" or "White Rock Canal). The 1.5 km long canal brings water from the White Rock reservoir to the hydroelectricity generating station.The canal is popular for swimming, but the canal is also the site for the yearly Duck Race in which ruber ducks are floated down the canal. People purchase tickets on a Duck and if their duck wins they get a $5000 gift certificate. The top 10 placing duck owners all receive prizes decreasing in value as you move down places.