Tides, wineries, native culture and artist studios: that is Bear river in a nutshell. It is about 15 kilometers from Digby and is truly one of the most charming villages you will ever visit. Its unique location on a tidal river, nestled in a valley gives it an 'out of this world' feel. This little village offers a different pace of life. There are no traffic lights, no fast food restaurants, no box stores, and people have time for a chat. Historical and modern-day references to this village include "The most unique community in Nova Scotia"; "The Switzerland of Nova Scotia" and "Village on Stilts". As far as I am concerned, all are spot on.
Located on a tidal river
Twenty-seven-foot Bay of Fundy tides rise and fall daily, swelling an otherwise shallow river. Low tides reveal miles of stunning marsh grasses. Natural slate-packed banks along the river's edge support thirty- to forty-degree elevations. These glorious hills primarily consist of hardwood growth including white oak, maple and ash. Due to this hardwood growth, Bear River is also known for its breathtaking fall foliage. Bear River makes for a great day trip by bicycle as well, be prepared for a few hills though!