Yarmouth and Acadian Shores
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Yarmouth and Acadian Shores is in Canada.
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores is located at the southwest end of Nova Scotia, Canada, and offers travelers a variety of coastal and backwoods experiences, gourmet dining, vacation packages, and travel deals.
Everywhere you go you'll discover the hospitality of a region unlike any other in Atlantic Canada. Pass through the Pubnicos and be welcomed to the oldest Acadian settlement in the world. Travel along the scenic coastline of Argyle and the colourful French Acadian shore of Clare as the sea unfolds before you. Wander through Yarmouth and enjoy museums, restaurants and shopping in a truly historic port town. Visit Kemptville and the Tobeatic Wilderness Area, the largest protected wild area in the Atlantic provinces. The Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region is a rich blend of heritage, culture and community spirit. A place where the sea influences all aspects of life, and Acadian warmth beckons you to extend your stay.
Yarmouth to Halifax
Yarmouth to Halifax
Scenic drive from Shelburne (Nova Scotia) through Kemptville to Carleton, near Yarmouth
Campbell's Shuttle Service 1-800-742-6101 Between Yarmouth and Halifax, including Halifax International Airport and Via Rail-Halifax. http://www.campbell-shuttle-service.com/
Cloud Nine Shuttle 1-888-805-3335 Yarmouth to Halifax/Dartmouth, operating on the #101 and #103 highways and points en route. Also parcel pickups and deliveries. Service 7 days a week. http://www.thecloudnineshuttle.com
Spanning parts of 5 counties, the Tobeatic Wilderness Area remains the largest wild area in the Maritimes. Unique barren and semi-barren landscapes with outstanding undisturbed glacial landforms characterize the area, including esker fields, moraines, kettles and outwash plains. It protects remote and undisturbed wildlife habitat, protects expansive wetlands, pockets of old-growth pine and hemlock forest, and the headwaters of 9 major river systems flowing to both the Atlantic and Fundy coasts.
Taken together with the neighbouring Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site the Tobeatic Wilderness Area forms the central core of an expansive protected landscape within interior southwestern Nova Scotia.The Tobeatic Wilderness Area contributes significantly biodiversity protection in Nova Scotia. An historic refuge for wildlife, today the Tobeatic Wilderness Area protects native biodiversity, with undisturbed wildlife habitat for many species, including a small but provincially significant remnant native Nova Scotia moose population, healthy and abundant black bear, and a re-introduced population of American marten.
A Brief History of the Tobeatic by Andy Smith
In the late 1930s, Chief Sanctuary Warden, Chester Gray of Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., led Burton Spiller, a writer for the American magazine Field & Stream, on a 10-day fishing trip into the newly created Tobeatic Game Sanctuary. In his account of the trip, Spiller described portaging his canoe in the area of Siskech Lake:
"I was struggling along . . . when I suddenly heard a great organ playing. The sound came from somewhere before me and I went on eagerly, for organ music has a strange power to stir my soul. Presently I found myself in a great cathedral. Towering hemlock trunks rose all around me, stretching upward of fifty - sixty - seventy feet to where the lofty and interwoven branches barred the sunlight. Among these branches the winds stirred, and the effect was one of celestial music. Soft, resonant, deep, it sang of a time when God walked in the cool of the forest. Then as the wind played upon muted pipes, the chorus rose, full, swelling, triumphant, a mighty diapason of sound that held me breathless." [Burton L. Spiller, Fishin' Around, New York: Winchester Press, 1974, p. 53.]
What Spiller described was a remnant of what the Mi'kmaq called "Tupsie'katik," or "place of the alder, known today as "the Tobeatic." For more see http://www.swpaddlers.com/Article4.html
"Into the Tobeatic" Guide: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/protectedareas/docs/TobeaticGuide_Text.pdf
Tobeatic Wilderness Area Map: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/protectedareas/docs/TobeaticGuide_Map.pdf