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Fundy region

Coverage.
Waters of, and waters flowing into, the Bay of Fundy and its continuation to the Yarmouth area.
More specifically, the Fundy basin parts of Cumberland, Colchester, Hants, Kings, Annapolis, Digby and Yarmouth counties.


Inland Routes

Specific inclusions.
Annapolis River, Avon River, LaPlanche River, River Hébert, Herbert River, Kennetcook River, Kinsac Lake and Rawdon River, Nictaux River, Parrsboro River, Salmon River, Shannon River and Shannon Lake, Shortts Lake, Shubenacadie River, Sissiboo River, Stewiacke River, Waughs River.

Other Fundy rivers. Information.
Ed note: No Route information is presently available for these rivers.
Cornwallis River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwallis_River
Farrell River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrell_River
Kennetcook River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennetcook_River
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Annapolis River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis_River
http://www.annapolisriver.ca/
http://www.aquatic.uoguelph.ca/rivers/anmap.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Annapolis River. Kingston to Annapolis Royal. Online, Notes.
Counties: Kings and Annapolis.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Valley region.
Route number 66 at source.
Route description (from CKNS site): Kingston, Wilmot Station, Meadowvale, Middleton, Brickton, Lawrencetown, Paradise, Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Avon River. Rte 14 to Windsor. Online, Notes, Map.
County: Hants.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Valley region.
Route number 65 at source.
Route description: Rte 14, Avon River, confluence with West Branch, Windsor Forks, Pesaquid Lake, Windsor (Hants County).
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

River Hébert. Information.
Ed note: I use the Toporama spelling.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Hebert
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

River Hébert. Online, Notes.
County: Cumberland.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 3 at source.
Route description: Gilbert Lake, Newville Lake, Haycock Brook.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

River Hébert. Online, Notes, Maps.
County: Cumberland.
Source: Nova Scotia government.
Route description: Gilbert Lake, Newville Lake, access point.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/north ... eet_A.html
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/north ... eet_B.html
Available also at CKNS.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kinsac Lake and Rawdon River. Online, Notes, Map.
Ed note: Waters flow into Shubenacadie Grand Lake and on into the Shubenacadie River.
County: Halifax.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Central region.
Route number 52 at source.
Route description: Kinsac, Kinsac Lake, Rawdon River; return.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

LaPlanche River. Online, Notes.
Location: Amherst, Cumberland County.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 1 at source.
Route description: LaPlanche River, Long Lake and Round Lake; return.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Meteghan River. Eel Lake to Meteghan River town. Online, Notes, Map.
County: Digby.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Valley region.
Route number 70 at source.
Route description: Eel Lake, Meteghan River, Bangor, Indian Falls, Meteghan River town.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Meteghan River and Salmon River. Lac à Victor to Salmon River bridge. Online, Notes.
County: Digby.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Valley region.
Route number 69 at source.
Title at source: Salmon River.
Route description: Lac à Victor, Meteghan River, Oakleaf Lake, Eel Lake, Germain Lake, Beaver Lake, Clearwater Lake, Salmon River Lake, Salmon River, Harrington, Mayflower, Mayflower Lake, Lake Doucette, Hwy 101, Hwy 1 and Salmon River settlement.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Parrsboro River. Online, Notes, Map.
County: Cumberland.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 4 at source.
Route description: Pleasant/MacAloney’s Lake to Parrsboro.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Salmon River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_Riv ... _Scotia%29
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Salmon River. Online, Notes, Map.
County: Colchester.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 6 at source.
Route description: Union Station to Truro.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shannon River and Shannon Lake. Online, Map.
Ed notes: Map only; tributary of the Nictaux River.
Location: “Lawrencetown”. Annapolis region; off Rte 10, south of Middleton.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: kayakate.
Route description (“4.2 miles”): Day trip on Shannon Lake.
Title at source: First Kayak trip!!.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1036790
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shubenacadie River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubenacadie_River
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shubenacadie Canal and Waterway. Information.
Counties: Halifax and Hants.
http://www.shubenacadiecanal.ca/
http://www.shubenacadiecanal.ca/history ... Jfw12einDc
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Shubenac ... 66&bih=675
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubenacadie_Canal
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shubenacadie Canal and Waterway. Online, Notes.
Counties: Halifax and Hants.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Central region.
Route number 50 at source.
Route description: Banook Lake (Dartmouth) to Milford Station or South Maitland. “Micmac Lake, Lake Charles, Lake William, Lake Thomas, Lake Fletcher, Shubenacadie (Grand) Lake and the Shubenacadie River”.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shortts Lake. Online, Notes, Map.
Location: South of Brookfield, off Hwy 102.
County: Colchester?
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 5 at source.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sissiboo River. Information.
County: Digby.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sissiboo_River
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sissiboo River. Lake Joli to Sissiboo Falls. Online, Notes.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Valley region.
Route number 71 at source.
Route description: Lake Joli, stream, Ninth Lake, Eighth Lake, Seventh Lake, Sixth Lake, Daniels Brook confluence and Sissiboo River (for sure), Fifth Lake Flowage, Fourth Lake Flowage, Third Lake, Third Lake Flumes, Second Lake, Sissiboo Grand Lake, Big Deadwater, Sissiboo Falls.
“Main bodies of water: Ninth Lake, Eighth Lake, Seventh Lake, Sixth Lake, Fifth Lake Flowage, Fourth Lake Flowage, Third Lake, Second Lake, Sissiboo Grand Lake, Big Deadwater and the Sissiboo River.”
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sissiboo River. Online, Notes, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia government.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/south ... heetA.html
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/south ... heetB.html
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/south ... heetC.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sissiboo River and Shelburne River. Lake Joli to Kejimkujik Lake or Lake Rossignol. Online, Guide.
Counties: Digby and Shelburne.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Nova Scotia Forum.
Ed note: Posted also in the Southwest / South Shore region.
Author: jdripley.
Route description: Lake Joli, Ninth Lake, Eighth Lake, Seventh Lake, Sixth Lake, Sissiboo River, Daniels Brook confluence, Cranberry Brook confluence, extreme southeast corner of Fifth Lake Flowage, Whitesand Stream, Whitesand Lake, Moosehead Stream, Loon Lake Stream confluence, Moosehead Lake, portage to Shelburne River, Sand Beach Lake, Beverley Lake, Granite Lake, Granite Lake Falls, Pebbleloggitch Stillwater, Pebbleloggitch Lake, Peskawa Lake, Poison Ivy Falls, Peskowesk Lake, Cobrielle Brook, Cobrielle Lake, Puzzle Lake, North Cranberry Lake, Kejimkujik Lake, Jakes Landing.
Alternate exit 1: Turn right on entering Kejimkujik Lake, pass through George Lake and take out by the bridge over the Mersey River.
Alternate exit 2: From Peskowesk Lake, paddle down Peskowesk Brook to the Mersey River, turn left on entering Lake Rossignol Reservoir and take out at Low Landing.
Title at source: Sissiboo River, Shelburne River to Lake Rossignol
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 20&t=34684
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

St Croix River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Croix_ ... _Scotia%29
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

St Croix to Dauphinees Mill Lake; via Panuke Lake and Westhaver Lake. Online, Notes.
Counties: Hants, Halifax and Lunenburg.
Ed note: Posted also in the Southwest region.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Central region.
Route description (can be done in reverse): St Croix (Hants County), St Croix River, Panuke Lake (Hants & Halifax Counties), Indian Hill, Westhaver Deadwater, Westhaver Lake (Lunenburg County), Coolen Lake, Dauphinees Mill Lake (Lunenburg and Halifax Counties); exit.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
Available also at
http://4323326313671936442-a-1802744773 ... vGRw%3D%3D
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stewiacke River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewiacke_River
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stewiacke River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the Shubenacadie River.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewiacke_River
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stewiacke River. Online, Notes, Map.
Counties: Pictou? and Colchester.
Source: Canoe Kayak Routes of Nova Scotia, Fundy region.
Route number 2 at source.
Route description: Upper Stewiacke to Stewiacke East.
http://4323326313671936442-a-1802744773 ... ULrA%3D%3D
Available also at
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... routes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stewiacke River. Online, Notes, Maps.
Counties: Pictou? and Colchester.
Source: Nova Scotia government.
Route description: Upper Stewiacke to Stewiacke East.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/north ... eet_A.html
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/canoe/north ... eet_B.html
Available also at CKNS.
http://ckns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... eriver.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Waughs River. Notes.
Ed note: This entry is the only mention of the Waughs that I have seen in the paddling literature.
Location: Colchester County.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Sheena Masson.
Title at source: Nova Scotia Waterways: Confessions of a Know-It-All, or Why Take a Clinic?
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Coastal Routes

Specific inclusion.
Minas Basin.

Caution.
Those of us with a background in lake and river paddling, even those comfortable in big water, might reflect on whether we possess the knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to deal with the very different hazards associated with coastal paddling. A course or a guided trip might be a good idea before attempting any of the coastal Routes described in the links given below.
From what I've read, every responsible paddler carries a VHF radio and is well versed in its operation.
Sea Conditions Rating System.
Author: Eric Soares.
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings.
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing (some basics).
Author: SGrant.
Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

Caution.
Fundy tides are particularly dangerous.

Bay of Fundy Route Index.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... index.html


Brier Island. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
County: Digby.
Route description (loop trip): Westport, Green Head, Flat Grounds, Green Island, Whipple Point, Lighthouse Cove, Harris Bluff, North Point, Westport. Alternate terminus: Freeport.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute1.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. Information.
http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/capechignecto.asp
http://www.capechignecto.net/overview/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Chign ... ncial_Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Cape+Chi ... 66&bih=675
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/parksfx/cans0239
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/shareduse/cu013.html
etc.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Cape Chignecto. Online, Notes, Photos, Map. .
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
County: Cumberland.
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.
http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/capechignecto.asp
Route description: West Advocate, French Lookout, Cape Chignecto, Green Point, Squally Point, Halibut Head, Pudsley Point, West Apple River.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute6.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Blomindon Provincial Park. Information.
http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/blomidon.asp
https://www.google.ca/search?q=blomidon ... 66&bih=675
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blomidon_Provincial_Park
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/parksfx/cans0224
etc.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Cape Split. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
County: Kings.
Route description: Scots Bay, Scots Bay PP (no link found), Cape Split, Cape Blomindon, Blomindon PP, White Water.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute2.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Halifax to Barton/Digby. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Ed note: Posted also in Southwest / South Shore region.
Author: Reinhard Zollitsch.
Route description: Halifax, Lunenburg, Liverpool Bay, Cape Sable Island, Cape Forchu, St. Mary's Bay, Barton/Digby.
http://www.zollitschcanoeadventures.com ... otia2.html
Notes on the 1604 Acadian Settlement on St Croix Island.
http://www.zollitschcanoeadventures.com ... hores.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Minas Basin. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minas_Basin
http://wolfville.ca/highest-tides-in-the-world.html
http://www.bofep.org/minas1.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Minas Basin. Wolfville area. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
County: Kings.
Route description: Gaspereau, Melanson, Wallbrook, Horton Landing, Stoney Bar, Boot Island, Eastern Bar, Boot Island, return. Alternate terminus: Road between Avonport Station and West Brooklyn.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute3.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Five Islands Provincial Park and area. Information.
County: Colchester.
http://parks.gov.ns.ca/parks/fiveislands.asp
http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/fiveislands.asp
http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/thing ... -park/1739
http://www.colchester.ca/five-islands-p ... ark-trails
https://www.google.ca/search?q=five+isl ... 66&bih=675
http://www.fodors.com/world/north-ameri ... 76661.html
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/parksfx/cans0229
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Islands,_Nova_Scotia
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Minas Basin. The Five Islands. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
Route description: Lower Economy, Read Head, The Old Wife, Moose Island, Diamond Island, Long Island, Egg Island, Pinnacle Island; return.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute5.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Minas Basin. The Five Islands. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Scott Cunnigham.
The Islands: Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle.
Title at source: The Five Islands: Like Pearls on a String in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Salmon River tidal bore. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
County: Colchester.
Author: magoo_ns.
Route description: Salmon River, Tidal Bore Pond to Truro.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?252
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.
Shubenacadie River. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Nova Scotia Government Library.
Counties: Colchester and Hants.
Route description: Day trip on tidal river, from Fort Ellis to Maitland and Cobequid Bay.
Ed note: Consult Scott Cunningham’s book for information on hazards, points of interest and much more information.
http://www.trails.gov.ns.ca/kayak/fundy ... oute4.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shubenacadie River tidal bore. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: ugman.
Route description: From near Maitland to Anthony’s Nose.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?288
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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