Bedford is a community in Halifax located on the northeastern end of Bedford Basin. Bedford is less than a 20-minute drive from downtown Halifax.
Bedford has a population of 16,102. The largest economic contributors in Bedford relate around its port activities. Many residents are employed by the government and military.
Bedford Days is the most popular annual event of the community. It has been held for over 30 years. Bedford is served by Halifax's transit authority and is well serviced by taxis, buses, roads highways and walking paths.
There is a popular walkway that runs along much of the Bedford Basin. There is an outdoor community pool as well as many lakes that are suitable for swimming.