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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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Digby Courier

Digby Courier
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:57:28 -0800

Beth Earle, chief executive officer of the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, says the centre could provide temporary housing for 400 refugees with only a few days' notice. CORNWALLIS – The Annapolis Basin Conference Centre says it has room for 400 ...


Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:30:00 -0800

Earle is the CEO of the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, located at the site of the former CFB Cornwallis. While the location didn't host anyone from Kosovo back in 1999, there is more than enough space and experience to help this time, she said.

CTV News

CTV News
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:15:00 -0800

“One of the more reassuring things to one extent is that MAGMA has been resettling refugees into the area for more than 35 years,” said Ryan. Beth Earle is the CEO of the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre located at the site of the former CFB Cornwallis.

Chatham Daily News

Chatham Daily News
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:15:00 -0800

Returning from leave in Digby to his ship the HMCS Cornwallis, Ray fell overboard in the Annapolis Basin at 11:58 p.m. The next day, although his body was never found, his parents were notified that their 18-year-old son was “missing and presumed ...

Digby Courier

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 ...


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

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

Digby Courier
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:16:51 -0800

Christine Hersey, seated left, Niki Cress, Joan O'Neil, standing left and Holly Mount are four members of the ensemble cast in Hal Theriault's upcoming DATS production 'Travelling the Road' to debut at the Annapolis Basin Theatre on March 8. Karla ...

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