Within Bear River

Bear River Annual Cherry Carnival

Join the fun on July 13, 2013 for the 117th annual Bear River Cherry Carnival. 9:30 am to 10 pm. This has always been a very popular Annapolis Valley Festival with its Grand Street Parade, Children’s Parade, Games and Entertainment for the kids, Rubber Duck Race, Community Fire Hall Dinner and the Fireworks display that night. Watch the papers and flyers for a complete list of events.

Bear River First Nation Cultural Centre

Bear River Heritage Museum
The Museum features displays of the shipbuilding industry; Bear River being one of the great shipbuilding towns of the province, as well as agricultural, social, community, education, household and native M’ikmaq displays.  A small admission fee is charged.

We reside in the former schoolhouse, the Oakdene Centre on Clementsvale Road, a short walk up the hill from the village.
hours: July & August, 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 or by appointment.

Visit our facebook page. 

Bear River walking trails

Bear River Working Artists’ Studio Tour

CAP Internet Access site

Digby County Exhibition
Bear River – August

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.

Music at the Rebekah Music Hall

Waterfront Peace Park

10 to 55 minutes away

Annapolis Royal

Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail

Digby Harbour

Gilbert’s Cove

Mavillette Beach

Point Prim
The webcam is here:

Digby Backpackers has excellent information about Bear River and some near-by communities on its website.

4 thoughts on “Activities

  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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