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View of Annapolis Basin from Fort Anne, at Annapolis Royal

The Annapolis Basin is a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, located on the southeastern shores of the bay, along the northwestern shore of Nova Scotia and at the western end of the Annapolis Valley.

The basin takes its name from the Annapolis River, which drains into its eastern end at the town of Annapolis Royal. The basin measures approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) northeast-southwest and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) at its widest from northwest to southeast.

It is a sheltered and mostly shallow water body, framed by the ridges of the North Mountain and South Mountain ranges of the Annapolis Valley; the basin is geologically a continuation of the valley floor. A break in the North Mountain range at the northwestern edge of the basin, called Digby Gut, provides an outlet to the Bay of Fundy.

The Bay Ferries Limited ferry service operating across the Bay of Fundy between Digby and Saint John maintains a terminal on the western shore of the basin near the Digby Gut.

Rivers[edit]

Rivers which drain into the basin include:

Islands[edit]

Two major islands are located in the basin:

  • Bear Island
  • Goat Island

Communities[edit]

The basin hosts several historic seaports, including:

A former Royal Canadian Navy base and decommissioned Canadian Forces Base is located between Deep Brook and Clementsport on the southeast shore of the basin - see CFB Cornwallis.

Coordinates: 44°39′N 65°42′W / 44.650°N 65.700°W / 44.650; -65.700


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis_Basin — Please support Wikipedia.
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12 news items

 
Annapolis County Spectator
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700

The Municipality of Annapolis, owners of Basinview Place, has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) for tenants who are interested in establishing businesses in the Cornwallis Park facility that houses the Fundy YMCA. Submissions must be received ...
 
Annapolis County Spectator
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700

She is leading a public meeting Monday, Oct. 27, in the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre at Cornwallis Park. The 7 p.m. meeting will look at possible impacts of the Energy East pipeline, which will include increased oil tanker traffic in the Bay of ...
 
Digby Courier
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:48:26 -0700

Gray said the plans were to improve the road and clear back brush and open up some of the view to the Annapolis Basin. “It's a nice place with beautiful views to just go and eat your lunch, sit and relax, we just want to clean it up and maybe put a ...
 
Annapolis County Spectator
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Tuesday, Oct. 7 District 4 at Royal Canadian Legion - Port Royal Branch 21 (66 Victoria St., Annapolis Royal). -- Wednesday, Oct. 8 District 6 Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, (James Horsfall Hall, Cornwallis). -- Thursday, Oct. 9 District 8 The ...

Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700

Canada and the Northeastern U.S. offer up a trip from Saint John, N.B., to Portland, Maine. You'll sail from Saint John Harbour to the Bay of Fundy and on to waterways unfamiliar to most - Annapolis Basin, Passamaquoddy Bay, Gulf of Maine, Frenchman ...
 
Digby Courier
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:24:27 -0700

The Marla is now gone. Years ago, when it was known as the Lour Lodge hotel, it boasted cottages by the Annapolis Basin, two tennis courts, and a magnificent dining room that hosted many gala events. The Marla was once the Lour Lodge ...
 
Digby Courier
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:15:54 -0700

Maybe things are going to get congested a lot quicker than expected.” Walmart's arrival had some local business pondering their future, and a two-day conference and trade in Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis was set up to look at ...
 
Digby Courier
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:10:38 -0700

The Marla is now gone. Years ago, when it was known as the Lour Lodge hotel, it boasted cottages by the Annapolis Basin, two tennis courts, and a magnificent dining room that hosted many gala events. The Marla was once the Lour Lodge ...
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