About Us

The Bear River Board of Trade


Bear River Economic Development Society (BREDS)

Bear River First Nation

Bear River Historical Society & Heritage Museum
The Society operates the local museum. Workshops are held throughout the year on genealogy and local history.
Museum hours:  by appointment.

Bear River Volunteer Fire Department
The Bear River Volunteer Fire Department (BRFD) has twenty-nine (29) active firefighters, sixteen (16) associate members , and twelve (12) members of the Ladies Auxiliary.  BRFD has one of the largest volunteer fire districts in Nova Scotia.
The BRFD responds to approximately eighty calls per year.  These can include, but are not limited to, structure fires (homes and other buildings), motor vehicles (car fires and car accidents), grass fires, and medical first responses.
1277 River Road, Bear River. Phone: (902) 467-3633 Fax: (902) 467-3780

Digby County Exhibition

Hillsborough Water Society

New Horizons Seniors Centre


Community Centres

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Oakdene Centre, formerly Bear River’s public school, has been managed by a volunteer group since 1995. The Board rents out classrooms in this beautiful building to small businesses, artists, craftspeople, as well as community, education, music and recreation groups.

Fundy YMCA, Cornwallis
Swimming, fitness, recreation.

Digby Area Recreation
Skating, curling, fitness.

Fundy Erratics
A hiking group, volunteer run.

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22


Bear River Health Clinic

Bear River Volunteer Fire Department

Canada Post


Advent Christian Church  902 467-3869
Pastor Ken Perkins 902-467-3205

Bear River East Baptist Church 902 467-0361

Rivers of Grace Pastoral Charge, Grace United, Digby 902 245-6236

St. Ann’s Catholic Church

United Baptist Church 902 467-4110



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