Major employers that reside in the MOC include:
Refer to our Business Directory for a complete listing of our local businesses. Telecommuting is also a viable work option in the MOC, if you want to work in the adjacent city of Halifax but crave rural-living, the MOC offers an easy 40 minute commute to downtown Halifax.
The Municipality of Chester Transportation Society owns and operates a community transit service, Chester Community Wheels. They provide travel to the area’s major medical centres, as well as charter services for groups and organizations. The service is marketed towards commuters who need to access shopping and errands, appointments, meetings, and visiting family and friends.
Due to this as well as it's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, The Municipality enjoys a climate which is distinctly mild by Canadian standards.
Summers are warm, occasionally hot inland, with high levels of humidity. Winters are cold and damp, and although snowfall occurs frequently, it is often mixed with rain and snow accumulation is moderate, particularly along the immediate coast. Mild days occur comparatively often in winter, usually as a result of low pressure systems. Spring and autumn are extremely unpredictable, and the most precipitation falls by far within the months of April and May.
Tourism Chester promotes The Municipality of Chester’s rich traditions, stellar scenery and collection of communities dotted along the coastline and inland westward – each with their own lovely residents all with their own stories to tell and experiences to enjoy.
We invite you to celebrate our heritage, witness our craftsmanship, and immerse yourself in our artistry ~ shaped and inspired by the East Coast itself. Make time to take in all there is to see and do in Municipality of Chester and we'll give you memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Whether day-tripper, or weekend wanderers, fun focused family vacationers, off the grid excursionists, famished foodies, trail trekkers, curious campers, history buffs and beyond we’ve got an experience you'll never forget.