Nova Scotia (& PEI) - 4th Edition
The province of Nova Scotia boasts a rugged and beautiful maritime landscape, as well as a unique culture steeped in Acadian, Celtic, Mi'kmaq and African tradition. Best known for the cultural hub of Halifax, the wildlands of Cape Breton and the countless coastal fishing villages that seem untouched by time, Nova Scotia is an explorer's paradise. With no portion of the province further than 56 km (35 mi) from the ocean, Nova Scotia is a land ruled by water. Bask in the salty air of the Atlantic as you watch puffins, dolphins and whales from the shore, explore remote backroads on your way to a picturesque lighthouse, hike the fabled trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park or take a trip across the Northumberland Strait to relax on PEI's perfect beaches – with the newest edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mapbook in hand, there is no limit to what you can discover in this maritime wonderland.
The 4th Edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last publication. Along with the addition of Crown land, we have added 14 new recreation topographic maps at 1:200,000 scale, expanding our coverage to include all of Prince Edward Island. We have also added and updated recreation features including multi-use trails, ATV trails, snowmobile routes and paddling systems, as well as refined thousands of Points of Interest to help you choose the adventure that is just right for you. New features include Stocked Lake Fishing Charts, Multi-Use Trail Charts and more, expanding the Mapbook by over 60% in size from its last edition!
From the historic fishing villages of the Lighthouse Route along Nova Scotia's south shore to the pastoral charm of the Glooscap Trail and beyond, Nova Scotia's scenic drives are second to none. Culture and wilderness collide as you explore the far reaches of this maritime jewel, and the latest edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook provides all of the details you need for the perfect Nova Scotia road trip.Topographic Maps
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") Nova Scotia Mapbook you will find 66 detailed topographic maps spanning the province, complete with labelled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest. 14 of these maps are brand new to this edition, expanding our coverage to include all of Prince Edward Island. Not only are these Nova Scotia maps user-friendly, but they boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps of choice for search-and-rescue.Index
New to this edition, we have divided the index into Map and Adventure sections to make it easier to use than ever. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Nova Scotia is defined as much by its cultural attractions as its natural ones. Our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook guides you to the province's most spectacular destinations, from the historic buildings of Halifax to remote lighthouses and whale watching locations. With dozens of must-see attractions, including the breathtaking beaches, wineries and museums of Prince Edward Island, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to visit first.Fishing Adventures
The Atlantic Ocean dominates the culture of Nova Scotia, with no part of the province more than 56 km (35 mi) from the sea. The 7,400 km (4,625 mi) of coastline is complemented with over 5,400 freshwater lakes and countless rivers, streams and brooks. With a world-famous Atlantic salmon fishery and a long history of fishing for over 19 species of fish, Nova Scotia is an angler’s paradise. Likewise, Prince Edward Island offers some of the best deep sea, shore, lake and river fishing in Canada. Your Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook gives you the low down on over 800 fishing hot spots, making the ultimate companion to your Maritimes fishing adventure.Hunting Adventures
Nova Scotia hunters have plenty of options to choose from with big game like black bear, white-tailed deer and moose, smaller animals like coyote and snowshoe hare and game birds like ruffed grouse and ring-necked pheasant found throughout the province. And although Prince Edward Island does not offer any big game hunting it is famous for its waterfowl and small game opportunities. The hunting section of your Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mapbook breaks down all the hunting species and Wildlife Management Areas, while the maps show the Deer and Moose Management Areas.Paddling Adventures
With water dominating the land and culture of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, these Maritime provinces are a paddler’s paradise. Your Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook tells you everything you need to know about exploring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with a kayak or canoe, from ocean kayaking among bays, beaches, islands and harbours to multi-day canoe trips along remote river systems. The newest edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mapbook contains over 800 detailed paddling adventure listings including put-in, take-out, difficulty, highlights and more!Park Adventures
With over 250 listings for provincial, national and regional parks and conservation areas, our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook is your number one source for exploring some of the Maritimes' most scenic natural areas. From the famous Cape Breton Highlands and Prince Edward Island National Park to the out-of-the-way hidden gems and everything in between, you can find everything you need to know in the latest edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mapbook including access, amenities, highlights and more.Trail Adventures
Nova Scotia is home to hundreds of trails within and beyond well-known spots like Halifax and Cape Breton. For the outdoor adventurer there is no shortage of outdoor trails to hike, bike or explore by other means, from the Cape to Cape Trail to the wildly scenic trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Prince Edward Island is also home to a vast network of trails to explore by foot or by bike, most notably the Cape Breton Trail which stretches from one end of the Island to the other. With almost 250 detailed trail listings including trailheads, distance, elevation, difficulty and more, our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook is your go-to resource for exploring this beautiful part of Canada.ATV Adventures
From Halifax to Cornwall and beyond, we map out Nova Scotia’s ATV trails developed by the ATV Association of Nova Scotia. We also cover the growing system of trails in Prince Edward Island, where the already established ATV community is making big strides in promoting the sport. From formal ATV trails to logging roads and bush trails, our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook will lead you to some of the best places to ATV in the Maritimes.Snowmobile Adventures
Thanks to the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia boasts over 3,500 km (2,175 mi) of snowmobile trails. From the Alpine Snowmobile Club Trails to the Margaree Highlands and the Sutherlands Lake Trails, we mark and list every Nova Scotia snowmobiling hot spot. Additionally, we let you in on the best places to snowmobile on Prince Edward Island, making our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook a great companion for your Maritime winter adventure.Wildlife Adventures
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island's diverse natural landscapes create habitats for a variety of wild animals, from giant marine mammals like whales and sea lions to rare frogs and songbirds. Our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook lets you in on the best places to see our furry, scaly, feathered and feral neighbours, including the over 400 recorded bird species of Nova Scotia.Winter Adventures
For a truly unique winter adventure, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island offer a wide range of outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, tobogganing, downhill skiing, snowboarding and more! The winter landscapes in this part of Canada are a wonder to see, and we couldn't be more pleased to offer you detailed information for the best places to get out and enjoy the Maritime winter in the latest edition of our Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook!