The rivers of southwestern Nova Scotia flow in and around what is known locally as the Tobeatic which refers to the Maritimes Provinces’ largest expanse of wilderness, all of which lies in southwestern Nova Scotia. Whether you are interested in involved, week-long wilderness excursions or in fair-weather day-trips, you’ll derive much satisfaction from exploring the rivers of southwestern Nova Scotia.
Blending wit with rugged pragmatism and interspersing fascinating tidbits of local and natural history, paddler and back-country explorer Andrew Smith has created the definitive guide to canoe routes of the Tobeatic. Packed with a wealth of information, including route maps and diagrams of rapids and other difficult river sections, this invaluable guide speaks to both the seasoned canoeist and the casual outdoor enthusiast. Like the best guidebooks, Paddling the Tobeatic inspires its readers to get out and experience Nova Scotia’s natural treasures first-hand.
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Andrew Smith’s early family trips down Nova Scotia’s Tusket River sparked a lifelong love of canoeing. A retired teacher and the author of a number of magazine articles on canoeing in Nova Scotia, Andy lives in Central Argyle.