Salmon River, Digby County

Coordinates: 44°3′4.99″N 66°9′40.52″W / 44.0513861°N 66.1612556°W / 44.0513861; -66.1612556
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Salmon River (French: Rivière-aux-Saumons)[1] is a small rural community in Digby County, located on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. 44°3′4.99″N 66°9′40.52″W / 44.0513861°N 66.1612556°W / 44.0513861; -66.1612556


Salmon River post office

Jacques Deveau and his wife Marie-Madeleine Robichaud were the first Acadian settlers of the community, arriving in the spring of 1786. They returned to the province after the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. They were granted 200 acres in Salmon River through a series of land petitions and swaps with a Loyalist family.[2]


The local school is École Saint-Albert from Grade Primary to Grade 6. Grades 7 to 12 are normally sent to nearby École secondaire de Clare.


  1. ^ Signage Requirements Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities
  2. ^ Deveaus of Salmon River gather to mark founding of Acadian village Halifax Chronicle Herald

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