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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

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:53:31 -0700

Its tasting room has been built in a century-old farmhouse, perched on the rise of a hill just south of the Annapolis Basin. Suzanne Comeau and Kim Gordon met me on the deck. We sat under the tulip tree (which had just released its first bloom) and ...

Yarmouth County Vanguard

Yarmouth County Vanguard
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:11:00 -0700

'Long Live the Princess'. DIGBY - The Princess of Acadia spun a curtsy in the Annapolis Basin on Monday evening to thank Digby, the province of Nova Scotia, and the fishing industry, a long-time backbone of the ferry service.

Kings County Register/Advertiser

Kings County Register/Advertiser
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:33:42 -0700

The seamanship cadets learn to operate powerboats on the Annapolis Basin, learn navigation and seamanship and even make a five-day trip across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John and back. The drill and ceremony cadets practice marching and parade and ...

Nova News Now

Nova News Now
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Perched just above the boulders and the boardwalk along the shore of the Annapolis Basin, the Annapolis Lighthouse has been a landmark in the small town for more than 100 years. Now the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal is hoping the public can ...

Pembroke Daily Observer

Pembroke Daily Observer
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0700

He was the skipper of the Dei Gratia, which means “By the Grace of God” in Latin, a new brigantine freshly built the year before in Bear River, a shipbuilding port on the Annapolis Basin. The Canadian-registered Dei Gratia was moored in New York ...

Nova News Now

Nova News Now
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:48:45 -0700

... Museum's jazz experiment appears to have been a big success as Wolfville-based WineHardt charmed a crowd of 50 or so in a sold out show at the museum's carriage house, a small venue on the shores of the Annapolis Basin across from Annapolis Royal ...


Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:07:30 -0700

A group of clam diggers in the Annapolis Basin hopes a new marketing partnership will help them increase the value of their harvest. Ken Weir, the president of the CHA2 Clammers Association, is working with the Ecology Action Centre to better market ...

Digby Courier

Digby Courier
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:27:38 -0700

“Ideally positioned on the Evangeline Trail in the scenic town of Digby, Nova Scotia overlooking the Annapolis Basin, this historic retreat offers Nova Scotian accommodations in a Norman-style Chateau, as well as cozy cottages,” reads the listing online.

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