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Facts About Glace Bay
Glace Bay is a community in the eastern part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Glace Bay was 36.7 °C on 18 August 1935. The lowest temperature ever recorded was −31.7 °C on 31 January 1873, 29 January 1877 and 15 February 1916.
On 1 August 1995 Glace Bay lost its status as a town when it was combined with the city of Sydney and five other towns in the area.
The French, who mined coal for Louisbourg from the cliffs, called the location “Baie de Glace.” The name was a reference to annual drift ice from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Glace Bay was once a coal-mining town. In 1860, the Glace Bay Mining Company was formed and it operated two mines.
The Estimated Population of Glace Bay is 19,076.
The Dominion Coal Company, founded in 1893, made Glace Bay a boomtown.
In 1995 the town was amalgamated into the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
The Miners Museum is a tribute to the people of Glace Bay and the surrounding coal towns.
The Elevation of Glace Bay is 0 to 183.72 ft above sea level.