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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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CTV News

CTV News
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 -0700

Upper Clements Amusement Park sits on the shores of the Annapolis Basin, just two hours from Halifax. It has 30 rides and attractions that span over 75 acres, including the Tree Topper roller-coaster, which is the only wooden roller-coaster in Atlantic ...

Hants Journal

Hants Journal
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:15:31 -0700

Port-Royal, across the Annapolis Basin from Fort Anne, is a reconstruction of the early 17th century Habitation where French map maker and explorer Samuel de Champlain settled long before moving on to what is now Quebec and Ontario. “Port-Royal and ...

The Spectator

The Spectator
Fri, 01 May 2015 06:58:30 -0700

CARP and the Town of Annapolis Royal will also be celebrating on May 9 with a kids Learn to Bird and Bird Walkprogram at the Annapolis Basin Marsh, Annapolis Royal. This is a free event that will include an introductory session on bird watching ...

Digby Courier

Digby Courier
Tue, 12 May 2015 11:20:44 -0700

“The Annapolis Basin Convention Center in Cornwallis proved to be just the right place to offer a symposium, ” Balser said. Balser's future travel plans include attending the Plein Air Festival in Montague, PEI, in June and the Castine Plein Air ...
Nova News Now
Sat, 02 May 2015 11:22:30 -0700

CARP and Annapolis Royal will also be celebrating on May 9 with a kids Learn to Bird and Bird Walk program at the Annapolis Basin Marsh, Annapolis Royal. The free event will include an introductory session on bird watching, followed by a walk around ...
Digby Courier
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:52:30 -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 ...
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 ...

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