District 13 has a population of approximately 24,200 residents and is comprised of suburban residential neighborhoods, small coastal villages, and vibrant rural communities.
The village of Hammonds Plains was established by Loyalists in 1786. The settlement was intended to become the eastern end of the Old Annapolis Road, which was planned as a transportation link between Halifax and Annapolis Royal. In 1815, Black Refugees settled in Upper Hammonds Plains along the Pockwock Lake, which became one of the first African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia. The area was known for its timber trade and mills. Despite the growing population, the road to Annapolis Royal was never built.
Since the 1960s, Hammonds Plains-St. Margaret’s has become a major destination with the formation of many large subdivisions with over 30 km of pristine walking trails from Hubbards to Hubley, renowned sailing, a premier golf club, and one of Canada’s top tourism features – Peggy’s Cove.
District 13 is also home to a number of small coastal communities – including Queensland, Boutiliers Point, Seabright and Hackett’s Cove - famous for their beautiful beaches and warm hospitality.