Moving to Bear River is a decision that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, artistic inspiration, and vibrant community life. With its stunning waterfront location, perched on dramatic 32-foot tides, Bear River provides an idyllic setting for those seeking a peaceful and picturesque place to call home. Along with its charming homes on stilts and creative energy, Bear River offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers, making it an appealing choice for those looking to relocate to a quaint and thriving village.
Up-cycled in 2012 from decommissioned municipal sewage treatment plant by the late Carol Dibble & the Bear River Board of Trade, the community greenhouse is now a hub for locals with a green thumb. The members maintain the beds outside the building and anything grown within them is there for the community as an initiative to combat food scarcity. The main building has open doors throughout the summer, but only registered members may enter.
Notice: Picking from outside is encouraged. Please don’t go inside.
This section is under construction. We want to expand our list of services to include more growers, handymen, skilled workers, and mills. Please contact us if you and/or your business would like to be featured here.
Bear River Fire Department
Smiths Cove Fire Department
Digby County Collection
Annapolis County Collection
Bear River Health Centre
Bear River First Nation Health Centre
Bear River Post Office
Dan Bonnel Trucking
Bear River Farms
We want to expand our list of services to include more growers, handymen, skilled workers, and mills.
Please send us an email to be included.
The community of Bear River is run by various volunteer committees, who work tirelessly to maintain the area’s natural beauty, support local businesses, and promote cultural events.
Bear river first nations
Bear River Historical Society
Bear River board of trade
Bear River fire department
royal canadian legion #22
Bear River Economic Development Society (BREDS)
Oakdene Community Centre
New Horizons Seniors centre
Digby county Exhibition
Hillsborough Water Society
Board of Trade
The Bear River Board of Trade was established by an act of Parliament in 1905. Our membership of volunteers is drawn from local businesses, community volunteer groups, and individual community members.
The village is not incorporated. The Bear river is the borderline for the counties of Digby and Annapolis. Our volunteers represent the village to our municipal, provincial, and federal governments.
Our volunteer activities in Bear River include:
- communicating with the municipalities of Digby and Annapolis about infrastructure issues such as potable water and sewage treatment
- communicating with the Provincial government about road, highway and waterfront maintenance as well as tourism
- communicating with all levels of government about economic development in Bear River
- stewardship of the Bear River Community Greenhouse and Waterfront gardens on the Annapolis County waterfront
- maintaining the bearriver.ca website
Our general meetings are held quarterly and we have an annual general meeting each spring.
For information about the Bear River Board of Trade, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org