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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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Yarmouth County Vanguard
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:34:35 -0700

Enright says the menu could include lobster, scallops, mussels, clams, oysters, ground fish, salmon, halibut, haddock, whitefish, and even dulse, shark and urchins if available. The institute is currently negotiating with the Annapolis Basin Conference ...


Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -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 ...

Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & Times
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:52:30 -0700

Editor's note: This is the second of a series of five articles about Samuel de Champlain and the Huron people who adopted him in 1615. He had every reason to stay home. Why did Samuel de Champlain even bother coming to Canada when he was suddenly ...
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 ...


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 ...
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.
Digby Courier
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:34:15 -0700

The first cruise ship in two years sailed into the Annapolis Basin Wednesday, Oct. 3 with 310 passengers aboard. Here are some photographs I took of the Quest for Adventure moving into position. Reporter Nicole Feriancek was invited aboard and will ...

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 ...

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