• 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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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."

 

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

 

Businesses

River John has many local businesses from crafts to contractors. We encourage you to shop local.

Accommodations

  • Amet View Chalets
  • Emily's Oceanside Cottages
  • Heritage Cottages
  • McLeod's Cottages
  • Seafoam Campground
  • Reid's Sunset Beach Cottages

Apartments

  • Riverview Manor
  • Terry and Tammie Heighton Apartment Comples
  • Cambrai Apartments

Arts & Crafts

  • Lismore Sheep Farm
  • Seafoam Lavender Farm
  • Seafoam Woodturning Studio
  • Magpie Creations
  • Yard Birds

Automotive

  • Leetik Esso
  • Marshville Auto Center

Carpentry, Construction and Equipment Services

  • Balance Renovation
  • J. A. MacLeod Sheet Metal & Heating
  • MacLellan Excavation
  • MAR Inventory Ltd.
  • R. H. Winmill Electric Ltd.
  • Reg Baillie Electric
  • T & E Construction Ltd.

Farms & Farm Supplies

  • Atlantic Wool Growers
  • Back Acre Farm
  • Bragg's Feed
  • Ebbett's Meadow Brook Farm Market & Country Kitchen
  • Ebbett's Meadow Brook Farm Poultry Abattoir & Meat Shop
  • J & M Mountain Farms
  • Lindenhof Farm
  • Lismore Sheep Farm
  • Red Brigh Farm
  • Squire Hill Stables

Fishing

  • Cape John Crabs & Seafoods Ltd.
  • Cape John Trap Builders
  • Fisherman's Choice Trap Builders
  • Northumberland Fis Co-op Ltd.

Furniture

  • Forbes Brother's Ltd
  • Simpson's

Graphic Design, Photography & Framing

  • Pridham's Studio Ltd.

Grocery & Pharmacy

  • C. G. Fulton Pharmacy Ltd
  • Meh's Quik Mart

Hair Stylists

  • Croppers
  • Hair For You

Recreation - Business

  • Coastal Spirit Expeditions
  • Brule Point Golf Course

Restaurants

  • Jo Dearing's Southern Smoke BBQ and Grill Take Out
  • Mammy's Pizza
  • Yap's Place Restaurant

Retail

  • Caldera Distilling Inc.
  • Sunrise Brokerage and Sales Ltd.

 

Read by the Sea

Read by the SeaThe Read by the Sea Literary Festival now in the 18th 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 Christy-Ann Conlin, Lesley Crewe, Dean Jobb and Terry Fallis.

Learn more about the festival here.

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