• 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! 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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C.G Fulton Pharmacy Ltd.

Contact: Chris MacLean
2747 River John Station Road
B0K1N0
P.O. Box 189, River John, NS,
Phone: 902-351-2500
Fax: 902-351-2544
Business hours: Monday 9:00 - 5:30; Tuesday 9:00 - 6:00; Wednesday 9:00 - 6:00; Thursday 9:00 - 5:30; Friday 9:00 - 6:00; Saturday 9:00 - 5:30
Services: Full service pharmacy, home healthcare products and rentals; Sears Catalogue outlet; full line of vitamins, herbal and natural remedies; gifts and curios; utility and phone bill payment center; stationary supplies, gift wrap and cards.

Caldera Distilling Inc.

caldera DistillingContact: Cory MacFadden
Address: 65 River John Rd, River John, NS, Canada, B0K 1N0
Phone:  902.483.9934
Website: www.caldera.ca
CALDERA pays tribute to the heritage of craftsmen and explorers of all Nova Scotia. Our spirits are proudly distilled, barrelled, aged and bottled in River John. RIVER JOHN, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful north shore, has a remarkable history. Founded by explorers and settled by shipbuilders and farmers, this little port gained worldwide attention for the craftsmanship of their clippers and its flourishing agricultural export market. OUR HANDCRAFTED blended whisky is a traditional drink made from our season’s homegrown and regional grains. The spiciness of the rye is balanced out on the finish to produce a nice sharp start and a mellow end. Just as we never know what’s going to blow ashore during a hurricane, you get to enjoy the surprise of subtle differences in flavour with each new release. YOU’RE INVITED to join us for tours, workshops, and tastings all season. Please visit our website and facebook page for details and stay tuned for special events.

Nova Scotia Liquor Commission (NSLC)

Address: 1744 Sunrise Trail
B0K1N0 
P.O. Box 159, River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2791
Fax:
902-351-3109
Contact:
Barb Cowling
Open Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meh’s Quik Mart

1971 Sunrise Trail
B0K1N0
R.R. #1 River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2515
Fax: 902-351-2145
Open Daily 7 AM - 8 PM All your grocery needs. Coffee, Deli, Tender Fry Chicken. Video rental. Fax & Photocopy service.

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