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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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111 news items

Annapolis County Spectator
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:36:09 -0800

The Annapolis Basin Community Choir open rehearsal that was supposed to be held today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Church hall at the traffic light in Annapolis Royal has been cancelled. It's expected to be held on February 3 same place and time.
Digby Courier
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 ...
Nova News Now
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:37:30 -0800

Federal and provincial governments funded upgrades to classrooms at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre to make it possible for the Dartmouth company to hold courses in primary care paramedicine. Digby's Under-12 Tigers were the Valley soccer ...
Digby Courier
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.


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, 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 ...


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 ...
Boston Globe
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:15:56 -0700

The fort is built on rolling grassy knolls with striking views of the Annapolis Basin. The next morning I boarded the Nova Star in Yarmouth to begin the daytime voyage back to Portland. There were fewer than 150 people on the ship. I went to a wine ...

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