Urbania is located in East Hants County, on the shores of the Shubenacadie River, which pours into the Bay of Fundy. Urbania was first settled in 1776 by Donald Rose and his two sons, James and Angus, after Donald took out a 2000 acre grant. With time, Donald would eventually divide the land into two equal sections, one for James and one for Angus. Today, Rose family relatives still reside in the Urbania area. Urbania is located just 36.3 km (22.6 mi.) southwest of Truro.

Urbania is close in proximity to the phenomenon known as tidal bores. Bay of Fundy tides surge into the Shubenacadie River, creating tides so strong, they actually reverse the shift of the rivers natural flow. Tidal bores are both rare and spectacular, and shouldn't be missed if you're in the area. Visitors to Urbania can also enjoy rafting the tidal bores, hiking and biking the trails, sight-seeing in the wilderness, bird-watching, nearby golf and cross-country skiing in the winter months.

Urbania accommodations include bed and cottages.

Rafters Ridge Cottages
Long Term
12215 Hwy 215
Wide Open Wilderness Family Campground
11129 Hwy 215
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