• 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.

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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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Fishing

Lobster trapsCape John Crabs and Seafoods Ltd.

1351 Cape John Rd.
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Business hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services: Process crab and seafood.

Cape John Trap Builders

Contact: David Langille
1895 Sunrise Trail
B0K1N0
P.O. Box 144
Phone: 902-351-2297
Fax: 902-351-2297 
Business hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (open for calls)
Services: Wire lobster and crab traps made to customer specifications

Fisherman’s Choice Trap Builders

Contact: Sterling or Christine Heighton
202 Cape John Road
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Services: Lobster and crab traps made from wood or wire. "Built to suit your needs with quality materials and craftsmanship. Call for pricing."

Northumberland Fish Co-operative Ltd.

4911 Hwy 6 East, Tony River
PO Box 166
River John, NS
B0K 1N0

Products: Rock Crab, Herring, Atlantic lobster (Live) Deep Sea Scallop.

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Farms & Farm Supplies

Ebbett’s Meadow Brook Farm Market & Country Kitchen

Ebbett's Meadow Brook FarmContact: Joe or Lorenda Ebbett
8647 Balfron, Hwy 311
 B0K1V0
Tatamagouche, NS
Phone: 902-657-2122
This cozy market features their own farm raised beef, pork, free range chicken and turkey products, including sausage, smoked chops, bacon, pepperoni, deli meats, heat & serve meals such as homemade soups, meat pies, meatballs and more. In their kitchen they create preserves and fresh baked muffins and cookies for your enjoyment with a cup of tea or coffee.Local lamb and fresh vegetables are available in season as well as a variety of other Nova Scotia specialty food products. Open year round. Call for hours of operation.

Ebbett’s Meadow Brook Farm Poultry Abattoir & Meat Shop

767 Upper River John Road
Tatamagouche, NS
Phone: 902-657-3420
Custom cutting, wrapping, curing, smoking and sausage making of government inspected meats year round.
Custom processing of poultry available June-December.
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J & M Mountain Farms

Contact: John or Margaret Minney
901 Mountain Road
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2821
Business hours: Normally open 6 days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. in season. Closed Sundays.
Products: "Sheep (mixed breeds) and beef (mixed breeds) available. Call for details." "Strawberry and raspberry U-Pick. Selection of varieties available."

Lindenhof Farm

Contact: Ellen Von Kintzel
1476 River John Rd.
B0K1V0
Tatamagouche, NS
Phone: 902-657-3479
Fax: 902-657-3479
Products: Farm raised, naturally grown venison. Good source of protein and iron. Freezer orders available.


Lismore Sheep Farm

Lismore Sheep FarmContact: John or Gillian Crawford
1389 Louisville Rd.
B0K1N0
PO Box 44, River John
Phone: 902-351-2889
Fax: 902-351-2889
Website: Lismore sheep farm
Services: 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."

 

 

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Carpentry, Construction and Equipment Services

Balance Renovation

668 Barry Road Scotsburn,
B0K1R0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2071
Services: "Consult. Design. Build."

MacLellan Excavation

Contact: Roger MacLellan
P O Box 66, River John, NS
B0K1N0
Phone: 902-351-2095
Services: Backhoe, trucking and dozing. All types of gravel. Topsoil, fill and beach front Armour rock. On-site sewer systems. "All work guaranteed. Free estimates."

R.H Winmill Electric Ltd.

Contact: Bruce or Joyce Winmill
1995 Sunrise Trail
B0K1N0
PO Box 100 PO Box 100
Phone: 902-351-2660
Fax: 902-351-2694
Business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services: Electrical, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Building Supplies, Water Softeners and Treatment

Reg Baillie Electric

Contact: Reg Baillie
612 Brook Road
B0K1N0
RR#2 River John
Phone: 902-351-2933
Fax: 902-351-2933
Services: "Residential Electrical Wiring Services"

T&E Construction Ltd

758 Mountain Rd
B0K1N0
Phone: 902-351-2561
Quality concrete foundations, floor finishing. Trained NUDURA ICF Installer

Automotive

Leetik Esso

Contact: Meh Yap
1791 Route 6
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2515
Fax: 902-351-2145
Services: Gasoline, propane, convenience store Business hours: Open 7 days a week. 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

Marshville Auto Center

Contact: Doddie MacKenzie
1503 Sunrise Trial
B0K1N0
R.R. #3 River John, NS,
Phone: 902-351-2385
Services: Alignments, brakes, exhaust or other general repairs. Plus M. V. I. and undercoating.