Bear River is a small village near Digby Nova Scotia and located on the shores of the Bear River. The river is tidal so the difference in depth during high and low tide can be quite dramatic.
Bear River First Nation is attached to the village and was inhabited by the Mi'kmaq long before the European settlers of the late 18th century. During the 19th century Bear River was a thriving ship building community. They had a number of shipyards and lumber mills to accommodate the industry.
Today Bear River is home to many artists and is working at becoming an excellent tourist destination. The unique village offers great views and has been called the Switzerland of Nova Scotia.