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Coastal Spirit ExpeditionsCoastal Spirit Expeditions

Contact Person: Peter Whaley
Street: Cape John and Pictou Lodge Resort
Postcode: B0K1N0
PO Box 1, River John
Phone: 902-351-2283
Website: Coastal spirit expiditions
Services: Half day tours/Full day tours and instruction at 2 locations: Cape John and Pictou Lodge Resort. For more information please visit our website.

Rushton’s Beach Provincial Park

Street: Sunrise Trail
Postcode: B0K1N0
River John
Open May 17 to October 14
Services: "Sheltered picnic grounds. Broad sandbars at low tide and the salt marsh attract a great variety of birds; warmest salt water in Nova Scotia." Parking, Facilities and a boat launch are available.

Joy Laking paintingSkinner’s Cove Beach

140/154 Skinners Cove Road
B0K1N0
River John
Beautiful Sandy Beach that has parking as well as access to a wharf and boat launch.

Murphy’s Public Beach

B0K1N0
Cape John, NS
This is an Ocean Sand Beach that has minimal parking and is located just off the Cape john Rd.

MacDonald`s Cove Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
MacDonald’s Cove Rd
Community: Seafoam
County: Pictou
Nice little beach protected by a wharf.

Mitton’s Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
Address: Cape John Rd.
Community: Cape John, NS
County: Pictou
Roadside Parking, with no facilities or wharfs.


Cape John Wharf & Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
Address: Cape John Rd.
Community: Cape John, NS
County: Pictou
This beach has parking and a wharf, as well as a boat launch. However, there are no facilities.

Meg’s Cove Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
Address: Cove Rd.
Community: Cape John, NS
County: Pictou
This beach has minimal parking as well as a boat launch. There is no wharf and no facilities on site.

Toney River Wharf & Public Beach

Type: Ocean Sand Beach
Address: Sunrise Trail
Community: Toney River, NS
County: Pictou
Beautiful beach, with parking and a wharf. No facilities or boat launch on site.

Brule Golf CourseBrule Point Golf Course

738 Brule Point Rd
B0K1V0
Brule Point
Phone: 902-657-2666
Poen May 1 to October 31
The main course is a regulation length nine hole course, with front and back tees. A full 18 holes plays to a par 72, with one par three hole, and one par five hole, the others being par fours.
"Sunrise Beach Golf Club offers a panoramic view over the Bay from the all-pine Clubhouse and from all points on the course. Hone your skills on the Driving Range, or practice your short game on the par-3 course, or at the practice green. Walk or ride while you play a round on our 6000 yard golf course. Experience the challenging par-5 hole number five. Give yourself instruction time with Jim, the Pro at Sunrise Beach. We're pleased to satisfy the golfer in you."
Website: www.brulepointgolf.ca

Lions Park & Playground

Address: Hwy #6
Community: River John, NS
Children’s Park located in between the Presbyterian and Anglican Churches.


 

Anna Sutherland Bissell Memorial Park

"Bissell Park" is the small central park located in the centre of River John Village. A native of River John, Anna Bissell was a successful businesswoman in an age when the manufacturing business was considered a field for men only. At 19, she married Melville Bissell and became joint partner in their crockery and china business. When he invented the carpet sweeper in 1876, Anna became a traveling salesperson.

After her husband's death she became the chief executive officer of the company. She moved Bissell carpet sweepers into the international market and by 1899 had created the largest organization of its kind in the world. Anna introduced progressive labor policies including workmen's compensation and pension plans long before these practices were widespread in industry.

Anna Bissell was a charter member of the Ladies Literary Club, a life member of the Women's City Club and an active member of Zonta. She served on the board of the Clark Memorial Home and was for years the sole woman member of the National Hardware Men's Association. She was the President of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company from 1889 - 1931 and died in 1934.

Colonel Dan Sutherland Memorial Park

Col. Dan Sutherland Park was built in 1975. It was built from funds donated by the River John Lions Club and the River John and Area Recreation and Development Association.

The park consists of a ball field, children's playground, and park. The ballfield is used annually during River John Festival days for children and adult events and also throughout the summer and fall for ball tournaments.

The Colonel Dan Sutherland Memorial Park is located .5 km from River John on the West Branch Road.

River John Remembrance Garden

River John Remembrance Garden is located at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 108, 2 km from River John on the West Branch Road.

Elaine Reid Memorial

Elaine was a very active worker in the community of River John and surrounding area. She was a member of St. George's Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder, secretary of the board of managers and other offices within the church. She was a member of the River John Festival Committee since its beginning in 1986. Elaine was also a member of the RJ Ladies' group, the Winter Carnival, the River John Community Choir and was always ready to organize any events that would arise.
She was noted in the community for her "delicious" brown bread and was always taking home baking to the sick and elderly. She was honoured locally and provincially for her volunteerism over the years.

River John War Memorial

Erected in grateful remembrance of those who served in past conflicts including World War I, World War II, the Korean War and U.N. Peace Keeping Force.

To view a complete list of the names inscribed on the Memorial visit the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library's War Cenotaph website.

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