• 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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  • Plan of River John & Vicinity, 1841 +

    An interesting plan Indicating land grants and their owners. Read More
  • Pictou Antigonish Regional Library +

    Access books, eBooks, services, programs, digital collections & more. Read More
  • The Pioneer Newsletter +

    A non-profit quarterly newspaper published by the River John Community Action Society. Available soon
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Cape John as painted by Nova Scotia artist Joy Laking.

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Jo Dearing’s Southern Smoke BBQ and Grill Take Out

Jo Dearing's Southern Smoke BBQ & Grill837 Hwy.#6 River John
B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 1-902-351-2922 
Website: http://www.southernsmoker.com/
Specializing in Smoked and Grilled Food on an Authentic Southern Mobile Pit. We cook the old-fashioned, traditional way. We place our quality meats in an enclosed pit to cook at low temperatures. Our pork shoulder is cooked for up to 12 hours and ribs for up to 5 hours. You’ll experience fall off the bone tenderness with that distinctive “Southern Smoke” flavor. Using our special blend of SPICES, SAUCE, FIRE, and SMOKE we take food to TENDER PERFECTION.

 

Mammy’s Pizza

Contact:  Erika Heighton
1957 Sunrise Trail, Hwy #6
B0K1N0
Phone: 902-351-2744
Fax: 902-351-2467
Business hours: Open from May to the middle of October. Spring and Fall hours are: Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Summer hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Services: Take-Out offering pizzas, subs, donairs, lobster burgers, chicken burgers, garlic fingers and refreshments.
In business since 1986.

Yap’s Place Restaurant

Contact: Meh Yap
1971 Sunrise Trail, Hwy #6
 B0K1N0
River John, NS
Phone: 902-351-2515
Business hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - ("Take Out Only" - After 4 PM)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -( Open 12 Noon - 7:30 PM) Services: Fully licensed, air conditioned restaurant specializing in Chinese and Canadian cuisine. Eat-In or Take-Out.

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