• 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 off 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. Enjoy the Summer 2018 edition now! 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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Arts & Crafts

Lismore Sheep Farm

Lismore Sheep FarmContact: John or Gillian Crawford
1389 Louisville Rd
B0K1N0
PO Box 44, River John, N. S
Website: https://www.lismoresheepfarmwoolshop.com/
Finn x Dorset Breeding Stock. Fresh or Frozen Lamb. "Lismore Farm produces lambs year round. We always have freezer lamb available and specialize in lightweight Easter lambs. We can supply quality Breeding stock in large or small lots. Sheepskins, wool blankets, wool, sweaters, sheep crafts for sale year-round."

Seafoam Lavender Farm

Seafoam Lavender FarmContact: Dave, Susie Belt
3768 Hwy. #6
B0K1N0
Seafoam, NS
Phone: 902-657-1094
Website:  http://lavendercanada.com/
Hardy Lavender plants & quality-crafted, value-added Lavender products for gourmet cooking, skin care, household use & aromatherapy. "We are a 'Cottage Industry Farm' specializing in field-grown lavender plants and the value-added process of harvesting their essential oil buds; then designing, crafting and marketing our own brand of Lavender products. We began our field from organic seed as we are in the process of organic registration in order to build consumer confidence for the quality and value of our products."

 

 
I write books for all ages, speak, give workshops on creativity, literacy education, children's and women's issues, storytelling and narrative.

 

 
Address: 286 Allen Rd, River John, NS B0K 1N0

 

 

Magpie Creations

Contact: Margaret Earle
2718 River John Station Rd.
B0K1N0
River John, N.S.
Phone: 902-351-2140
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Apartments

Riverview Manor

Contact: Jane MacMaster, Community Relations Officer, Eastern Mainland Housing Authority
20 Seniors Drive
B0K1N0
58 Harris Ave, Truro NS, B2N 3N2
15 one bedroom apartments available to seniors or disabled persons. Walk-up building. All units have kitchen with fridge and stove included, living room, bath and storage. Rent (heat included) is calculated at 30% of gross monthly income plus additional $29/month for lights and laundry facilities. Rent includes all maintenance, snow removal and landscaping.

Terry and Tammie Heighton Apartment Complex

B0K 1N0
River John,NS
Phone: 902-351-2561

Cambrai Apartments

17 St. Andrews St.
B0K1N0
River John
Phone: 902-351-3462

 

Read by the Sea

Read by the SeaThe Read by the Sea Literary Festival now in the 19th year of bringing Canada's best authors and poets to Nova Scotia's North Shore.

Read by the Sea Literary Festival, bringing Canada's best authors and poets to Nova Scotia's North Shore.

Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Garden in River John, NS. The festival starts at 9 am., authors’ readings begin at 11 am.

Featured authors this year are Pauline Dakin, Joshua Whitehead, Sarah Faber and Wayne Johnston.

Learn more about the festival here.

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Accommodations

Come to visit. Sit back - relax- enjoy all River John and surrounding area have to offer. There are many beautiful accommodations available for your stay with us.

Amet View Chalets

Amet View ChaletsContact: Leah & John Pembridge
Address: 646 Amet view Ln, RR#3 River John
B0K1N0
Marshville, NS
Phone: 902-351-3462
Fax: 902-351-3215
Website: ametview.com
Enjoy our six cedar log chalets overlooking Sunrise Trail, Northumberland Strait "The perfect place to enjoy year-round Nova Scotia hospitality. Come relax and enjoy the peace and quiet beauty that is Amet View."

 

Anchor Park Campground

Anchor Park logoAddress: 316 Route 6 Sunrise Trail
B0K 1N0
Marshville, NS
Phone: (902) 890-3413
Website: anchorparkinc.business.site

 A small, private RV campground with extra large lots. Currently providing openings for
overnight RV camping and have new spots available for seasonal camping.   We now have a
camper available for rentals!

Public laundromat, open seasonally with Maytag washers and dryers.

 

 

Emily’s Oceanside Cottages

Emily's Oceanside CottagesContact: Eric & Jeanette Romkey
Address: Eric Romkey Lane, RR#4 River John
B0K1N0
Seafoam, NS
Phone: 902-351-2892
Website: http://www.emilyscottages.com/  
Pien May 15-Oct 15
Six beautiful cottages located on over twenty acres of ocean front private property in Seafoam, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Northumberland Straight overlooking Prince Edward Island.
From each cottage you can enjoy the stunning views, sunrises, and sunsets. All are brand new construction and offer most of the comforts you'll ever need. Now offering free Wifi Connections!


Heritage Cottages

Heritage CottagesCivic Address: #4261 Highway 6 (Sunrise Trail), Brule, Colchester County, Nova Scotia
Mailing Address: RR#1 Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, B0K 1V0
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Toll-Free Call: 1-866-684-1864
Local Call:902 657-2922
Website: http://www.heritagecottages.ca
Rent cabins, housekeeping and overnight units, access to the beach, Satellite television and much more.

 

McLeod’s Cottages

McLeod's CottagesMarshville, Route 6
B2N 5G6
Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 351-2212 (cottages)
           (902) 893-2266 (off season)
           (902) 890-4434 (cell phone)
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Website: http://www.mcleodscottages.com/index.html
Beach-front cottages. Ocean swimming, sandy beach, picnic tables, playground. No pets please.

Seafoam Shore B+B

bb1Contact: Eleanor and Paul Baron
Address: 3789 Hwy. 6 (Sunrise Trail) River John
B0K1N0
Seafoam, NS
Phone: 902-921-8337 or 8339
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.seafoamshore.ca/
Welcome Home! Seafoam Shore offering overnight B&B, 3 bedroom guest house, cottage and trailer rental. Deck with ocean view and an 8 minute walk to the beach. Special rates when you mention this connection.

Seafoam Campground

seafoamContact: David Tattrie - (902)351-3122
Address: 3493 Sunrise Trail
B0K1N0
Seafoam, NS
Phone: 902-893-6491
Fax: 902-897-2490
Open May 15 to October 1
Website: http://www.seafoamcampground.com/
Full service campground with tenting. Located on sandy swimming beach; horseshoe pits, volleyball net, two playgrounds, baseball diamond, fire rings, etc. Coin operated showers (.50 for 7 minutes) and laundry facilities. Recreation hall with stove.

 

Reid’s Sunset Beach Cottages

Reid's Sunset Beach CottagesContact: Terry and Linda Reid
82 River John Road
B0K1R0
Address: RR# 3, River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2079
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunset Beach Cottages have three priceless settings for your special times. New cottages on the 'sunset' side of the Cape John, a cottage/home at very end of the Cape and our century Farm House. The three new, two bedroom, cottages sit overlooking the sandy saltwater flats of John Bay. At low tide, perfect for bare foot exploring and at high tide, even better for warm saltwater swimming. Our Farm House cottage with a heated, inground swimming pool is nearby. RV Sites are also available.
Website: http://www.sunsetbeachcottages.com/

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