Glace Bay (2001 pop.: 16,984) is a community in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Formerly an independently incorporated town (1901-1995), Glace Bay has been amalgamated into the larger regional municipality. Prior to amalgamation, Glace Bay had been the province's fourth largest community and termed itself the largest town in Nova Scotia (in population).

Glace Bay is situated in the eastern part of CBRM and forms part of Industrial Cape Breton. It is situated at: 46°11'49"N, 59°57'25"W
Adjacent communities include: Reserve Mines, Dominion, Tower Road.

French soldiers first mined coal near Glace Bay to supply Fortress Louisbourg. They named the location Baie de Glace (literally, Ice Bay) because of the sea ice which filled the ocean each winter. The town once had a population of 28,000 in the 1950s and 1960s and was offered the option of becoming a city, but chose to remain a town to retain the title of biggest town in Nova Scotia.

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