• Welcome to River John, Nova Scotia

    Welcome to River John, Nova Scotia

    "A small Community with a BIG spirit"
  • Beautiful Sunsets on the River John

    Beautiful Sunsets on the River John

    Come and experience all River John has to offer.
  • Beauty in Every Season

    Beauty in Every Season

    Tour our country roads and experience the beauty of our landscape.
  • Lobster Fishing Season

    Lobster Fishing Season

    Come and enjoy our famous lobster suppers!
  • River John Festival Days

    River John Festival Days

    Summer festivals and events full of fun and activites for the whole family.
  • Beautiful Gardens and Farms

    Beautiful Gardens and Farms

    Unique arts and crafts from our local farms.
  • A Peaceful Row on the River

    A Peaceful Row on the River

    Enjoy the quiet beauty of the River John.
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Welcome to River John - a small community with a BIG spirit!

River John is rich in natural beauty and friendly welcoming people. Stay at our cosy seaside accommodations and enjoy our beaches. Take time to do some kayaking, boating, seal or bird watching. Take a peaceful drive along our country roads. Enjoy fresh produce from our local farms. Sample the fresh delicious taste of lobster caught of our shores by our lobster fishermen and served at our famous lobster suppers. Walk, bike or hike the Trans Canada Trail as it passes through our community. The beautiful surroundings inspire our many artists who produce unique arts and crafts. Enjoy our annual festivals and discover our rich history. River John is a unique coastal treasure.
Come to visit - come to stay.

Discover River John

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Local Webcams

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State of the art webcams located in the heart of River John.

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River John Library

River John Library

The Janice Murray Gill Memorial Library serves the needs of River John and surrounding community.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Wooden Ships of River John +

    From 1828 to 1918, shipbuilding was a very important industry in River John. Read More
  • American Lobster Project +

    Lobster fishing - a valuable part of the River John economy. Read More
  • Lobster Fishing on the Susan B +

    An award winning animated children's storybook about lobster fishing. Read More
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  • The Pioneer Newsletter +

    A non-profit quarterly newspaper published by the River John Community Action Society. Now Available! The next edition will be Summer 2018 Read More
  • Pictou Antigonish Regional Library +

    Access books, eBooks, services, programs, digital collections & more. Read More
  • Plan of River John & Vicinity, 1841 +

    An interesting plan Indicating land grants and their owners. Read More
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Cape John as painted by Nova Scotia artist Joy Laking.

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Other Services

Craik, Martin & Associates Ltd.

Address: PO Box 81
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-3399  Located in: Services
Services: Office Assistance - bookkeeping, word-processing, typing, photocopying.

CUAL Translation Services

Contact: Maria Allen
Address: RR #1 Scotsburn
B0K1R0
River John,NS
Phone: 902-351-3034
Fax: 902-351-2145
Services: Translation services available in English, French and Spanish. "Fast, reliable, professional translation services at competitive rates".

 

Real Estate

Sunrise Brokerage and Sales Ltd.

Sunrise Brokerage & Sales Ltd.Contact: Cathy Covey, CPM CLO, Broker/Owner
91 Lawrence Blvd.
Stellarton, NS  
B0K 1S0
Cell: 902-956-3301
Phone: 1-844-376-4663
Fax: 902-755-9370
Description: We sell homes, cottages and land along the Sunrise Trail from Amherst to Antigonish. We have Agents conveniently located in focal points on the north shore. Call us for all your real estate needs!!

 

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Restaurants

Mammy’s Pizza

Contact:  Erika Heighton
1957 Sunrise Trail, Hwy #6
B0K1N0
Phone: 902-351-2744
Fax: 902-351-2467
Business hours: Open from May to the middle of October. Spring and Fall hours are: Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Summer hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Services: Take-Out offering pizzas, subs, donairs, lobster burgers, chicken burgers, garlic fingers and refreshments.
In business since 1986.

Yap’s Place Restaurant

Contact: Meh Yap
1971 Sunrise Trail, Hwy #6
 B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2515
Business hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - ("Take Out Only" - After 4 PM)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -( Open 12 Noon - 7:30 PM) Services: Fully licensed, air conditioned restaurant specializing in Chinese and Canadian cuisine. Eat-In or Take-Out.

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Recreation - Business

Coastal Spirit Expeditions

Coastal Spirit ExpeditionsContact: Peter Whaley
Cape John
B0K1N0
PO Box 1, River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2283
Website: http://www.coastalspiritexpeditions.com/
Services: Half day tours/Full day tours and instruction at : Cape John. For more information please visit our website.

 

North Shore SUP

Contact: Peter Whaley/Cory MacFadden
River John, Nova Scotia
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone/Text: 902 483-9934 or 902 351-2283
Website: www.northshoresup.ca

 

Cuba Adventure Co.

Website: http://www.cubaadventurecompany.com/

 

Brule Point Golf Course

Brule Point Golf738 Brule Point Rd
B0K1V0
Brule Point
Phone: 902-657-2666
May 1 to October 31
Website: http://www.brulepointgolf.ca/
Services: The main course is a regulation length nine hole course, with front and back tees. A full 18 holes plays to a par 72, with one par three hole, and one par five hole, the others being par fours.
"Sunrise Beach Golf Club offers a panoramic view over the Bay from the all-pine Clubhouse and from all points on the course. Hone your skills on the Driving Range, or practice your short game on the par-3 course, or at the practice green. Walk or ride while you play a round on our 6000 yard golf course. Experience the challenging par-5 hole number five. Give yourself instruction time with Jim, the Pro at Sunrise Beach. We're pleased to satisfy the golfer in you."

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