River John, Nova Scotia
|Unincorporated village and surrounding rural areas|
|Communities||Bigney, Black River, Brook Road, Cape John, Caribou River, College Grant, Diamond, Dufferin, East Branch River John, Elmfield, Fitzpatrick, Hedgeville, Hodson, Loganville, Louisville, MacKays Corner, Marshville, Meadowville, Melville, Mountain Road, Plainfield, Poplar Hill, River John, Rogers, Seafoam, Sundridge, Toney Mills, Toney River, Welsford, West Branch River John, Westerly|
|• Governing Body||Pictou County Municipal Council|
|• Councillor||Ronald Baillie|
|• MLA||Karla MacFarlane|
|• MP||Sean Fraser|
|• Total||430 km2 (170 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Postal code||B0K 1N0|
|Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia|
It is located near the mouth of the River John on the Northumberland Strait, halfway between Pictou and Tatamagouche near the boundary with Colchester County. It is on Nova Scotia Trunk 6 and the designated tourist route, the Sunrise Trail.
Today the local economy is based on the seasonal industries of fishing, agriculture, and tourism. The area is a popular summer cottage location for residents of Halifax and other urban areas in the province. The village supports a few local shops, a library, several churches, a post office and a volunteer fire department. The K-9 school was closed in 2015.
The Nova Scotia folklorist W. Roy MacKenzie (1883–1957) lived in River John.