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Author:  Allan Jacobs [ November 16th, 2007, 9:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Nova Scotia Resources

Nova Scotia Resources

UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs / Falaises fossilifères de Joggins.
Old Town Lunenburg / Le Vieux Lunenburg.

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. ... adamap.htm ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Southwest Nova. ... 1&mode=all

Environmental NGOs.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
CPAWS, Nova Scotia Chapter.
The Big Wild. MEC and CPAWS.
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Nova Scotia Environmental Network.
Sierra Club, Atlantic.
Nature Conservancy Canada; Atlantic. ... t_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Atlantique. ... t_cnc_work

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; Nova Scotia.
Cape Breton Highlands. ... ional_Park
National Historic Sites of Canada; Nova Scotia. ... eux66.aspx

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal. ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions. ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois. 1978.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
Ed note:
For general information that is not specific to Nova Scotia, please consult the offline entries in National Resources ... 46&t=35800
Champlain in Acadia / Champlain en Acadie.
Nova Scotia; Atlases and Map Books. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Books and Nature Guides. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Tide and Current Tables. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Hydrographic Charts. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Recreational Maps. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Wall and Poster Maps. ... istory=cat
Nova Scotia; Addressed Roads, Atlas and County Maps. ... istory=cat
Coffee-table books.
Wagg, Len and Bob Bancroft. Wild Nova Scotia. Nimbus, Halifax (2007).

General information, online.
Ed note:
For general information that is not specific to Nova Scotia, please consult also the online entries in National Resources ... 46&t=35800
Early Canadiana Online.
Geographical Names of Canada.
Acadia and the Acadians.
Canadian Encyclopedia. History of Acadia. ... RTA0011510
L'Encyclopédie Canadienne. Histoire de l'Acadie. ... RTF0011510
Canadian Encyclopedia. Acadia. ... RTA0000019
Canadian Encyclopedia. Contemporary Acadia. ... RTA0009091
Canadian Encyclopedia. The Deportation of the Acadians. ... arams=A292
Wikipedia. Acadia.
Wikipedia. Acadians.
Additional sources.

Provincial Parks.
Nova Scotia Parks.
Wikipedia site.
Ed note: Very few entries. ... ova_Scotia

Paddling clubs and associations.
Provincial body.
Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia. (CKNS)
Other clubs and associations.
Sources: CKNS ... &Itemid=65
and CanoeKayak Canada
Abenaki Aquatic Club. Dartmouth; sprint.
Banook Canoe Club. Dartmouth; sprint.
Cheema Acquatic Club. Waverly; sprint.
Indian Brook Canoe and Kayak Club. Indian Brook; sprint.
Contact information at ... b_atlantic
Kinap Athletic Club. Porters Lake; sprint.
Maskwa Aquatic Club. Halifax; sprint.
Mic Mac Amateur Acquatic Club. Dartmouth; sprint.
Milo Aquatic Club. Yarmouth; sprint. ... aspx?ID=17
Orenda Canoe Club. Lake Echo; sprint.
Paddle Antigonish.
Pictou County Paddle and Oar.
Pisiquid Canoe Club. Windsor; sprint.
Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club. Lower Sackville; sprint.
Senobe Canoe Club. Dartmouth; sprint.
South Shore Paddlers Association.
Southwest Paddlers Association.
St Mary's Boat Club.

Links for paddlers.
Canadian Canoe Museum.
Our Canoeing Heritage. ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Margaree and Shelburne.
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
Canadian Rivers Network. ... twork.html
Google maps.
Google Earth.
Great Canadian Rivers.
Trans Canada Trail.
Links specific to Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Rivers.
Nova Scotia Lakes. ... ova_Scotia

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
Region 4; Saint Lawrence.
Ed note: Includes the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
Map boundaries: Westing: 55 to 75 degrees; Northing: 45 to 52 degrees. ... h&region=4
Region 5; Atlantic.
Map boundaries: Westing: 50 to 70 degrees; Northing: 43 to 61 degrees. ... h&region=5
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tide predictions.
Volume 1; Atlantic Coast and Bay of Fundy.
Volume 2; Gulf of St. Lawrence. ... able.shtml
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Current tables.
Volume 1; Atlantic Coast and Bay of Fundy. ... nt-eng.asp
Coast Guard, Maritimes Region.
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
Saint Lawrence Observatory.
ALLAN: Relevant for NS?
Ed note: I don’t know that this site has paddling information not provided elsewhere in this list.
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide. ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets and PFDs. ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft. ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations. ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to Nova Scotia.
Watershed map. ... hedMap.pdf
Weather. ... html?id=NS
Marine weather; Maritimes. ... l?mapID=15
Environment Canada, water levels. ... &region=NS

US links for paddlers.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
NGA Maritime Domain Contact Listing. ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set. ... ID=Article
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Gulf of St Lawrence (outer portion).
NOAA synoptic-scale weather maps.
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.

Paddling and related information, offline.
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
Cunningham, Scott. Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia: A Guide to Paddling Routes along the Coast of Nova Scotia. Nimbus, Halifax (2000).
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Smith, Andrew L. Paddling the Tobeatic: Canoe Routes of Southwestern Nova Scotia. Nimbus (2004).

Paddling and related information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available; entries are apparently unsorted by activity or location.
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
To view the Index, go to
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
The paddling-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.
Links specific to Nova Scotia.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddling sites.
Masson, Sheena. Paddle Lunenberg-Queens.
Available online at
Paine, Albert Bigelow. The Tent Dwellers. Outing Publishing (1908). ... -part.html
Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia.
CKNS Canoe Routes – Handbook.
Ed note: Approximately 70 Inland (mostly) and Coastal Routes free for downloading.
CKNS canoe route maps and descriptions.
Ed note: Some overlap with information provided by the NS government.
Other information is provided by links to the NS government.
Nova Scotia government.
Canoe waterways.
Canoe route maps. ... =&PT_ID=51
Sea kayak routes.
Coastal maps. ... istory=cat
Coastal water trails.
Ed note: many access points, described in detail.
Canoe Annapolis County.
Sadly, information previously available for free downloading is no longer so.
Dead links are included in the hope (no doubt forlorn) that they will be revived.
DEAD ... ebook.html
Every Trail. ... ova+Scotia
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
No flatwater entries at time of posting.
No whitewater entries at time of posting. ... king/ns/10 Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
One flatwater entry at last visit.
No whitewater entries at last visit.

Paddling sites.
Ed note: I'll add more as I find time and sources.
Dan Peacock.
Canoeing Shelburne County.
Reinhard Zollitsch.

Nova Scotia Route information at CCR.
First, a comment on our coverage.
CCR's founder, Richard Munn, started with Ontario Canoe Routes and went national only later. Since the acquisition, we have made strenuous efforts to improve coverage of the other provinces and territories.
We must rely on the paddling community to write most trip reports, but we can help in other ways. One of our initiatives, which continues, has been to search the net for trip reports and to post links to them, as described below.

CCR provides Route information in a variety of ways. The two main sources follow.
• The Route Information stickys posted at Canadian Route Forums & Resources
Click on Discussion & Resources for the province/territory and then on the Route Information sticky for the river/lake of interest.
Once the new Routes section is up and running, we shall transfer all these entries to it.
• The Routes section at
contains more formal trip reports.
The Browse feature
gets you to a map of Canada. Clicking on a Province/Territory gets you to a map with paddling regions for that P/T. Another click gets you to a list of Routes in the region. We’ll fix things, but some Routes are filed incorrectly; check other regions if you can’t find what you want.
The Search feature ,
which accesses the same database, allows you to look for Routes satisfying certain criteria. We don’t find this feature so useful and shall likely change it.

You might look also at the Trip Reports folders posted in Canadian Route Forums & Resources
Some paddlers post their trip reports in the Forums, rather than in the Routes database.
I go through these Forums several times each year and post links to the reports in the Route Information stickys.
Check out the note at the head of the thread to learn which entries have already been documented in the Route Information stickys.

In the final analysis though, CCR’s members are the most valuable source for Route information They are highly knowledgeable, highly experienced and eager to help. If you can’t find elsewhere the information you want, just post in the appropriate Provincial/Territorial Route Forum.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc)
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it.
We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information (for example links to other sites with such information, in general just about any similar contribution to the paddling community); please post in this thread or send email to routes(AT) .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.

Thanks to, Tom H, David Ripley, Wolverine and Reinhard Zollitsch.

Author:  jdripley [ January 5th, 2009, 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nova Scotia Resources and Updates

thanks to Alan for his information. is the website of Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia - the province's recreational canoeing and kayaking association.
the site lists several links to free tripping resources in the province. We also hope to have all of the association's inland route maps available on line in the near future. In the meantime, all of these routes are described in the pdf version of Canoe Routes of Nova Scotia, available on the website. This document lists over 90 paddling destinations, from day paddles to multi-day trips.
There is also an extensive list of coastal ocean routes on the provincial trails site:
See you on the water
ckns board member

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ January 5th, 2009, 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Resources and Updates

Thanks jdr for the tips. Great news!
Yours in paddling, Allan

EDIT (6 January):
Many thanks! What a great initiative. This information improves markedly our coverage of Nova Scotia Routes.
I added addresses for the five Coastal Indices; I'll post links to individual Routes as I get time.
I added addresses for the four Interior Indices plus links (though not yet Route descriptions) to the two individual Routes presently available. Please let me know when other Routes are made available.
I added also the second link to the CKNS site.

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ January 7th, 2009, 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Resources and Updates

I've posted the links available at the moment.
I'm adding Route descriptions from time to time.
Unless someone says it's a bad idea, I'll file the Shubenacadie River an interior Route rather than a coastal one.
EDIT: It's a bad idea, says Scott Cunningham's book.
Bring on those links to the interior Routes!

Author:  Northernchinook [ November 25th, 2013, 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Nova Scotia Resources

Canoe Annapolis County.
Sadly, information previously available for free downloading is no longer so.
Dead links are included in the hope (no doubt forlorn) that they will be revived.
DEAD ... ebook.html

Many thanks for the great resource, thankfully the information previously available above is now available in a different format for free here.

There doesn't appear to a single pdf file available for all the routes but there is a print function for each route which I was able to use to save to a file.

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ November 25th, 2013, 12:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Nova Scotia Resources

MANY thanks!
A great resource.
Fixing Nova Scotia accordingly will start as soon as I finish reworking Manitoba.

I found all those 25 entries in my old files and so it should be relatively painless to replace the stuff that I deleted something like a year ago.
But I did not find a replacement for the old Tobeatic entry.

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