About Lochaber

A warm welcome to the Lochaber web site. Our rural community of Lochaber is tucked into the southwest corner of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia with the southern end dipping into the adjoining Guysborough County. To see exactly where we are, click on How To Find Us. Lochaber is most often accessed via Highway #7, where it is found roughly midway between the town of Antigonish, “The Highland Heart of Nova Scotia”, and Sherbrooke Village, a fascinating pioneer village which demonstrates what life was like in that area about a century and a half ago.

The centre-piece of our community is the scenic, eight kilometre (5 mi.) long, Lochaber Lake. It is so similar in appearance to lakes like Loch Tummel and Loch Tay in highland Scotland, that it is little wonder that it made the early Scottish settlers feel like they had found a slice of Scotland here.
To this day Lochaber is considered one of Nova Scotia’s beauty spots.

“Pour yourself a hot cup of tea, settle in a comfortable chair, and enjoy a few peaceful moments in which to rediscover your community.”

Excerpt from Lori Van de Sande’s Sydney’s Sylvan Pride: A Brief History of Lochaber

4 Responses to About Lochaber

  1. Donald Poirier says:

    I have from Lochiel Lake just down the road form the 5 mile lake.I live just 5 minutes town and i miss the Lochaber Lakes .Wish the community all the best in the new hall & look forward to DJ a few dances there…Thanks

  2. Barbara Feltmate says:

    Looking to plan my wedding at the Lochaber Hall. <3

  3. Donna Taylor Gunn says:

    I am so glad to come to this site and see some down home happenings. Alberta is a few miles away but Lochaber will always be called “down home”.

  4. Elizabeth May (nee MacMillan) says:

    I am looking for a Dave Brown who had alot of information about the original settlers in Lochaber. My connection to Lochaber is Malcolm Macmillan (born 1781) in Inverness Parish Kilmallie SCT -son Donald (Squire) MacMillan (born 1808) in Lochaber NS – son Malcolm MacMillan (born March 29, 1840) in Lochaber NS – son Alexander (one arm Sandy) MacMillan – son John Hugh MacMillan – Elizabeth MacMillan. I did a MacMillan Family history book in 2005.
    Dave if you are on this web site could you please contact me at seniormays@gmail.com

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