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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


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Annapolis County Spectator
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

... For Local Prosperity, says the conference, Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada, is scheduled to take place next April 9 through April 12 at a mix of Annapolis-based venues, including the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre and the ...
 
Annapolis County Spectator
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700

... conference, “Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada” is scheduled to take place next April 9 through April 12 at a mix of Annapolis-based venues, including the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre and the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy.
 
Digby Courier
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:55:16 -0700

I was one of those search targets, part of a large-scale multi-agency training exercise led by the Canadian Coast Guard on the Annapolis Basin on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The three goals of the exercise were to practice co-operation between the Coast Guard ...

TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.ca
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

One of Nova Scotia's longest-operating country getaways has filed for bankruptcy. The Mountain Gap Inn, nestled on the shores of the Annapolis Basin at Smiths Cove, Digby County, closed its doors late last month. A bankruptcy proceeding dated July 25 ...
 
Nova News Now
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:37:30 -0700

I got to thinking about this Tuesday while I was sloshing around in a life raft with a mannequin, a Coast Guard summer student, and about 50 litres of water the crew inadvertently let in when they launched us. I was playing the part of someone adrift ...
 
Nova News Now
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700

... moorings, to her left seagulls wheel and land on the roof of the fish plants, the masts of two dozen sailboats at the marina tip back and forth, scallop boats come and go from the wharf, and sunlight sparkles on the waves for the length of the ...
 
Digby Courier
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

... moorings, to her left seagulls wheel and land on the roof of the fish plants, the masts of two dozen sailboats at the marina tip back and forth, scallop boats come and go from the wharf, and sunlight sparkles on the waves for the length of the ...

Digby Courier

Digby Courier
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:54:35 -0700

Joan Ross, president of the Smith's Cove Fire Commission, says everything is organized and ready to roll for the third annual race against the tide on the floor of the Annapolis Basin on Sunday morning, Aug. 17. Photos and results from 2013 Scallywag.
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