Things To Do

Within Bear River

  • Waterfront Peace Park


Stroll through the Waterfront Peace Park, with it’s Labyrinth and Community Greenhouse.


Follow the signs (by foot & car) and visit one of the many artist studios nestled into the hills of our village.

  • Bear River Annual Cherry Carnival

The annual Bear River Cherry Carnival takes place each year on the third Saturday of July. A great family day, with its Grand Street Parade, Children’s Parade, Games and Entertainment for the kids, Rubber Duck Race, Community Fire Hall Dinner and a Fireworks display after dark. Watch the papers and flyers for a complete list of events.

  • CAP Internet Access site

Held each year in August at the Digby Exhibition Grounds, 854 Riverview Road, Bear River. The first Digby County Exhibition was held in 1879, and, with the exception of a year or two, has run continuously ever since. This Agricultural show is one of the oldest in the Province.

  • Fred’s Hole
    This local swimming hole is a few kilometers from downtown along River Road on your right just past Thomas Road. Watch out for poison ivy.

In the Area

annapolis-basin-sunset-8488Annapolis Basin Charter Tours

Contact Robert Weibe to book a boat tour or fishing excursion on the Bear River or around the Annapolis Basin.

Royal Western NS Yacht Club & Marina, 100 Water Street, Digby,  Phone: 902-308-9799

Annapolis Royal

Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail


Fundy YMCA

Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse

Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
Discover deep traditions in harmony with nature in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. A Dark Sky Preserve displays the science and stories of the stars. Aboriginal rock-art illuminates thousands of years of Mi’kmaw heritage. Interconnecting waterways and woodland trails lead paddlers and hikers through an ecosystem rich with wildlife.

Mavillette Beach

Point Prim Lighthouse
See the webcam here:

Raven Haven Beachside Family Park
Free Public Access, Great Playground, Supervised Swimming, Canoe Rentals, Pedal Boat Rentals, Beach Volleyball, Campsite & Cabins

Sissiboo Landing – Weymouth
Sissiboo Landing is a Cultural Interpretive Center based on a wealth of information about the five cultures that founded Weymouth and continued to work and live in harmony. This Center is a great addition to the historic downtown with a beautiful waterfront that is frequented by eagles, osprey, wading birds and aquatic wildlife.


4 thoughts on “Things To Do

  1. Caitlin

    Is the solar aquatic wastewater treatment facility still functioning? I can’t get any information about it online, and I’d like to visit next month if possible.

    1. Flora Doehler Post author

      Hi Caitlin,
      There have been no public tours for several years, but I’ll forward your message to the person who maintains the facility who can give you more information.

  2. Laura

    My husband and I are already looking for a beautiful, peaceful area to retire in 2013. Bear River is such a lovely area and certainly has all that we desire.

    He will retire but I will continue working. Could you tell me if a career working with senior citizens (I am a social worker w/ minor in gerontology) is a possibility in this area?

    Thank you!

    1. Brenda Thompson

      Hi Laura!
      I work at the Job Search Centre here in Annapolis Royal….about a half hour from Bear River. There is certainly work with seniors in this area. Why don’t you call me or come in and see me! 532-0605


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