Room to Breathe The Tobeatic Wilderness Area With dozens of remote lakes, the “Toby” and the adjacent Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site together protect 142,000 hectares of mixed woods, barrens, and wetlands. It’s the wild soul of the Maritimes, and the heart of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. The Tobeatic’s interconnected lakes, streams, and rivers offer outstanding wilderness canoeing, angling and camping opportunities. This storied region of the province is best known for its moose, trout streams, and rugged canoe routes through rocky lakes and wild rivers. These routes and portages, first travelled by the Mi’kmaq, supported a world-class “sportman’s” guiding tradition through the late 19th and early 20th century. They include much of the “Tent Dwellers” canoe route, made famous by Albert Bigelow Paine’s 1908 account of backcountry guiding and sportfishing adventures in this region. Because the region is remote, a licensed guide is recommended. Visit for more info. The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve seeks to balance the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage through sustainable resource development, supporting prosperous local economies and healthy communities. Visit the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Culture, Heritage and Science Interpretive Centre. Located at: 90 Water St., Yarmouth. Download the app showcasing the Southwest Nova Biosphere at: UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve & Tobeatic Wilderness Area Photo: Sandra Phinney 41 Room to Breathe