Isthmus of Chignecto


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    The Isthmus of Chignecto is an isthmus bordering the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia which connects the Nova Scotia peninsula with North America.The isthmus separates the waters of Chignecto Bay, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, from those of Baie Verte, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait which is an arm of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The isthmus stretches from its northerly point at an area in the Petitcodiac River valley near the city of Dieppe, New Brunswick to its southerly point at an area near the town of Amherst, Nova Scotia. At its narrowest point between Amherst and Tidnish, the isthmus measures 24 kilometres wide. Because of its strategic position, it has been important to competing forces through much of its history of occupation.The nagnerives from the Mi kmaw name Siknikt, meaniinage plhe name of the Mi kmaq District in which the isthmus is located.GeographyThe majority of the lands comprising the isthmus have low elevation above sea level; a large portion comprises the Tantramar Marshes, as well as tidal rivers, mud flats, inland freshwater marshes, coastal saltwater marshes, and mixed forest. Several prominent ridges rise above the surrounding low land and marshes along the Bay of Fundy shore, namely the Fort Lawrence Ridge (in Nova Scotia), the Aulac Ridge, the Sackville Ridge, and the Memramcook Ridge (in New Brunswick).

    Places Nearby

    Agricultural Service

    LBJ Farm Equipment
    2 Tantramar Court, Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Agricultural Service, Agriculture Company

    Antique Store

    Hen House Antiques
    298 Etter Ridge Rd., Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 2V1
    Antique Store

    Bakery

    Chez Soubry et White
    Bridge Street, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 4M4
    Bakery, Grocery Store

    Bank

    Scotiabank
    85 Hwy 410, Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1B0
    Bank

    Church

    Timber River Pentecostal Church Inc
    Hwy 970, Port Elgin, New Brunswick E0A 2K0
    Church

    Educational Research Center

    Beaubassin Research Station

    Educational Research Center

    Farm

    Dixon's Farm Fresh Beef
    689 Route 16, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 2N6
    Farm

    Food & Beverage

    Aulac Restutant
    Sackville, New Brunswick
    Food & Beverage

    Food Consultant

    Krystal Brown, Epicure Consultant, Amherst and Area
    44 Hill St, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H2N3
    Food Consultant

    Geographical Place

    Isthmus of Chignecto

    Geographical Place

    Grocery Store

    Nature's Route Farm
    785 Route 16, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 2P1
    Grocery Store, Shopping & Retail

    Hotel & Lodging

    Woodhead Lodge

    Hotel & Lodging

    Interest

    Coles Island (ö i Kanada, New Brunswick, lat 45,88, long -64,32)

    Interest

    Lake

    Jolicure Lakes

    Lake

    Landmark & Historical Place

    Sackville Parish, New Brunswick

    Landmark & Historical Place

    Local Business

    Tidnish River House
    Tyndal Road, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3X9
    Local Business
    Truemanville Fire Hall

    Fire Station
    Cumberland Candle
    15 Fernwood Drive, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 4P4
    Home Decor
    The Warren Gentlemen's Club

    Local Business
    Amherst Veterinary Hospital

    Hospital/Clinic, Veterinarian
    Boat Landing

    Local Business
    Royal Canadian Air Force Club Amherst Nova Scotia
    Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Country Club / Clubhouse
    Murray Corner

    Event, City
    Mary Brown's
    Hwy 410 410, Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1B0
    Fast Food Restaurant
    Point de Bute, NB

    Local Business
    Graham Bowser Auto Repairs
    1281 Rte 16, Jolicure, NB E4L 2P9
    Automotive Repair Shop
    Aulac, NB
    Sackville, New Brunswick
    Local Business

    Outdoor, Recreation & Fitness

    Marsh View Outfitters Inc.
    Fort Lawrence, Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Outdoor, Recreation & Fitness

    Party Supply & Rental Shop

    J.D.C Fireworks, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Prize Wheel Rentals and Sales
    Tyndal Rd, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3X9
    Party Supply & Rental Shop

    Photographer

    Pete Chapman Photography
    Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 4M1
    Photographer
    Lori Patton Photography
    Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Photographer, Professional Service

    Real Estate

    Tyndal House
    4597 Tyndal Road, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H3X9
    Real Estate, Vacation Home Rental

    Region

    NB/NS border

    Region

    Religious Organization

    Christ Church Anglican, Amherst
    5 Lawrence Street, PO Box 342, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z5
    Religious Organization

    Retail Company

    Tin Greetings
    10 Mountview Road, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1M2
    Retail Company

    Shopping & Retail

    Unique Tweak
    2173 hwy 6, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4h 3y2
    Shopping & Retail
    Giant Tiger
    142 Albion St South,, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 4H4
    Shopping & Retail

    Sports & Recreation

    Long Lake Amherst
    Amherst, Nova Scotia
    Sports & Recreation

    Sports & Recreation Venue

    Curves for Women
    16 Church St, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H3A6
    Sports & Recreation Venue

    Train Station

    Via Rail Train Station Amherst
    Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H
    Train Station

    Veterinarian

    Westmorland Veterinary Hospital
    5 Robson Ave, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 4H9
    Veterinarian

    Yoga Studio

    HaTha Yoga Room
    141 Victoria Street East, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1X9
    Yoga Studio