Bear River is noted for its picturesque old buildings on stilts along the tidal river. The scenery has made it popular with photographers and a tourism destination. Bear River is affectionately known as “the Switzerland of Nova Scotia” because of the steep hills which surround the village. Go to Bear River to meander, or to visit some special places.
Bear River is an artist community, home to a number of artists' studios. The Flight of Fancy is a must-see shop, filled with a careful selection of wonderful local art pieces from paintings to sculptures to pottery and books.
Visit our gorgeous local winery, Bear River Vineyards. Take a tour and enjoy tasting their extraordinarily good wines. Or pay a visit to Casa Nova wines for ciders and fruit wines.