Guide to Living Off-campus


Wolfville welcomes Acadia students! To help make your time in our community safe and pleasant, the Town of Wolfville has partnered with the Acadia Students’ Union, Acadia University and the RCMP of Wolfville to provide the following contacts and advice:

Neighbourhood Contacts

Acadia Students’ Union

  • Vice President Communications (Suzanne Gray) 902-585-2125 suzanne.gray@acadiau.ca
  • Information Desk 902-585-2110

Acadia University


  • Safety and Security 902-585-1103
  • Non-Academic Judicial Process 902-585-1825

Health services


  • Eastern Kings Community Health Centre 902-542-2266
  • Acadia Student Health Services 902-585-1238

Kings Transit Authority

  • Bus Services 902-678-7310

RCMP, Wolfville Office

  • General Inquiries 902-542-3817
  • Emergencies 911

Access Nova Scotia

Town of Wolfville

  • Administrative Office 902-542-5767
  • By-Law Enforcement Officers 902-542-3412
  • Public Works and Planning 902-542-3960
  • Visitor Information 902-542-7000
  • Recreation Programs & Services 902-542-3019
  • Events & Services

Valley Waste Resource Management

  • Garbage Collection and Recycling 902-679-1325

How to be a good neighbour

  • Get involved in your neighbourhood!
  • Observe the general standards of appearance in your neighbourhood.
  • Try to make an extra effort to keep trash, old furniture, and other waste items properly stored and sorted.
  • Help new neighbours to understand and comply with municipal by-laws such as parking, noise, waste, recycling and snow removal.
  • If you have a challenge or conflict with a neighbor, contact one of our community builders to facilitator a collaborative resolution.

Community builders

How to host social events responsibly

As a host you are responsible for the safety of your guests, as well as damage to a dwelling and to neighbours’ property. Here are some tips to help you manage your event safely and respectfully:

  • Monitor the size of gathering and designate a sober person to oversee the event.
  • Determine if you need a license.
  • Let your neighbours and the RCMP know 
you’re hosting an event.
  • Be sensitive to your neighbours’ noise tolerances.
  • Serve food 
and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Pay attention to laws and by-laws (minors and noise)
.
  • Invite the Red and Blue Crew.
  • Identify intoxicated individuals, stop serving them, assess and get help (911) if necessary.
  • Follow-up with neighbours about any noise issues.
  • Clean up the neighbourhood.

Some Important Laws

Provincial Liquor Control Act

   
 

Section

Fine

Underage drinking

78(3)

$452

Public Intoxication

87(1)

$118.50

False Proof of Age

102

$222

Open alcohol in public

78(2)

$452

     

Provincial Protection of Property Act

   
 

Section

Fine

Engaging in activity prohibited by notice

3(1)(f)

$222

Failing to leave after being directed to do so

4

$222

     

Town of Wolfville Noise By-law

   
 

Section

Fine

Making noise disturbing peace and tranquility

4(2)

$222

Causing loud and unnecessary noise

   

heard on other property or dwelling

4(4)

$222

     

Town of Wolfville Open Air Fires By-law

   
 

Section

Fine

Having open air fire or any fire not

   

permitted by by-law

2(1)

$222

Burning general, garden, or yard waste

2(2)

$222