• 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.

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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! 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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Atlantic Wool Growers Supplies

Contact: Brian or Grace Redmond
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2239
Fax: 902-351-2239
Services: Serving sheep farmers in Atlantic Canada and St. Peirre and Miquelon with sheep care products, books and sheep skins. Representative for Phoenix Agrotec (Canada) Ltd. supplying the Flexinet line of portable electric fencing. Sheep care items, lambing supplies, books, sheepskins, Flexinet products and shearing supplies.

Back-Acre Farm

Contact: Trevor Richardson
1895 West Branch Road
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2745
Produces: Market lambs; Scottish Blackface, Bluefaced Leicester, Suffolk sheep; Great Pyrenees and Border Collie dogs. "Back-Acre Farm is a full-time commercial sheep farm selling lambs all year round. The sheep are mainly Romanov x Bluefaced Leicester ewes put to Suffolk or Dorset rams, also some females of this cross are kept for producing early lambs. There are also small flocks of Romanov, Bluefaced Leicester, and British Suffolk for breeding replacements and my own rams. There is a small flock of Scottish Blackface sheep. The farm uses Great Pyrenees guard dogs to protect the sheep from predators and Border Collies for herding. Pups of these two breed will be produced periodically if demand for working dogs warrants it."

 

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."

 

Squire Hill Stables

Contact: Brittney MacLellan
P O Box 66
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2095
Services: Boarding and Training.

 

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