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Bear River Millyard                                    Bear River

    Tides, wineries, Mi’kmaq culture and artist studios: that is Bear River in a nutshell. Its unique location on a tidal river, nestled in a valley gives it an ‘out of this world’ feel. This little village offers a different pace of life. There are no traffic lights, no fast food restaurants, no big box stores and people have time for a chat. Historical and modern-day references to this village include “The most unique community in Nova Scotia”; “The Switzerland of Nova Scotia” and “Village on Stilts”. Mouth of the River empties into the Digby gut and into the infamous Bay of Fund.

  Located on the West Bank of the Bear River about 2 minute walk to town. The 5 Acre Site seems cascade down and float in the river as if it is one with it. Such a secluded site to take in the tranquility of this Ancient Tidal River but close enough to town to go out for a coffee, drinks or bite to eat. 

Bear River autumn Millyard

Things to Do

If you can convince yourself to step away from the tranquil river views at the Millyard the activities in Bear River, Digby and the valley are sure to keep you and your family entertained

White wine


Two spectacular wineries within biking distance allowing unique historical experiences with incredible wines in one of North America's oldest wine Regions  

Cycling Bike Millyard Bear River

Trails, Biking

Explore the town and wineries or get more adventurous and explore the many trails around the river and Annapolis valley beyond

Bear River Winter

Explore the Town

From the coffee shops, eateries, art studios and wineries there is plenty to see and discover with just a short walk into town

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