Hello again! As promised, here is our fishing village of Braiwood.
Welcome to Braiwood! Located on the Eastern shores of Nova Scotia, this newly bustling town has been recently revived from near death. A few entrepreneurial types saw the location on the Trans Canada as ideal to a bustling harbor village, and have turned the main industry from fishing, to tourism.
With the waters in the Atlantic being greatly overfished and boats returning with less each year, the towns economy was collapsing. After the refurbishing of the old docks, the town began to rebuild its image as a resort town.
Although many still lay vacant, the shops along the main avenue are slowly filling up again, providing much needed life to the town. The concrete you see to the right of the pier area have been left empty for a potential expansion to the docks. Plans were in the works a few years ago, but the recent downturn in the economy has former investors worried about the future life of this tourist town.
And that's all for Braiwood, folks! Hope you enjoyed the stop! Check back next time when we'll have a look at a Rocky Mountain village.. possibly with an attached snow resort. Until then...