Bear River located six kilometers ( about 3.5 mi) inland on a tidal river of the Bay of Fundy . The tide rises and falls approximately 25 feet twice a day due to the dramatic Fundy tides, the highest on earth! The river itself is the border between the Annapolis and Digby counties of Nova Scotia and thus, splits the village so that half the village is in Annapolis County and the other half in Digby County. The town is home to many artisans from far & wide, drawn here by the beauty and uniqueness of the area. The original people of Bear River are the Mi’kmaq who lived here for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Check out the shops and studios, visit the museum, the vineyards, and perhaps consider, as many have, the possibility of living there.