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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 which drain into the basin include:


Two major islands are located in the basin:

  • Bear Island
  • Goat Island


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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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:15:34 -0800

Digby Gut is the tidal channel that connects the Annapolis Basin, Annapolis River and Bear River to the Bay of Fundy. The company was formed by Fundy Tidal Inc. and Tribute Resources Inc. Fundy Tidal has government approval for the Digby Gut project ...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:37:30 -0800

The Generations program held its closing celebration on November 19, 2014, in the Desmond Piers Memorial Hall, Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, Cornwallis. Darlene Johns. Executive Assistant, DALA. Organizations: Cornwallis Community Garden, ...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:53:42 -0700

Tim Coolen, president of Medavie HealthEd, announces, on Monday, Sept. 8, his company's plan to offer courses in primary care paramedicine at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre. Beth Earle, CEO of ABCC and Rob Moore, the federal Minister of State ...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:43:07 -0800

They had been based out of the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis, where they used space for storage and rehearsal for free in one unused building, and used the 600-seat theatre for their performances, for a cost equal to 20 per cent of ...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:46:32 -0800

The large red and white Coast Guard ship hanging around in the Annapolis Basin is in the area temporarily for search and rescue duties. The CCGS Teleost sailed into the Annapolis Basin on Sunday, Jan. 19 to change personnel and load provisions.


Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

CORNWALLIS — The Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis will get some upgrades to help the facility broaden its clientele. The upgrades are possible thanks to $109,000 in federal and provincial funds announced Monday. The funds will help ...


Fri, 17 May 2013 14:38:40 -0700

DIGBY — An excavator operator escaped injury Friday when the machine he was manoeuvring atop a breakwater plunged into the Annapolis Basin. At about 11:30 a.m., the excavator slipped off the end of a rock breakwater being built in Digby Harbour, but ...


Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Nova Scotians may one day be able to browse through environmental reports the way they can look up restaurant inspections. After a recent report slammed the province for a lack of transparency around environmental enforcement, authorities say they're ...

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