Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


The following publications may be available in hard-copy format from the Nova Scotia Environment Library. Some can be accessed directly on-line:


  • Natural Landscapes of Nova Scotia: Summary Descriptions
  • Nova Scotia's Protected Areas Strategy (1997)
  • Photo Gallery
  • A Proposed Systems Plan for Parks and Protected Areas in Nova Scotia (1994)
  • Protecting Nova Scotia's Natural Areas: The Report of the Public Review Committee for the Proposed Systems Plan for Parks and Protected Areas in Nova Scotia (1995)
  • Sacred Worth Exhibition Catalogue (April 1998 - March 2000 Maritime tour) - Paintings of Wilderness Areas by Alice Reed

Forms and Applications

Education and Research

2014 Parks and Protected Areas Forum

Environmentally Sustainable Recreation in Nova Scotia

Graduate students from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management took the lead on this inaugural forum. We thank them for contributing to our ongoing efforts to engage people in our parks and protected areas.

Wilderness Areas

Nature Reserves

Heritage Rivers

Private Land Conservation

Special Products

  • Posters - Purchase Wilderness Posters


Wilderness Area Maps

  • The Nova Scotia Trail Information Project and a number of community trail groups have information on hiking trails, including trails in wilderness areas.
  • The new (5th edition) of The Nova Scotia Atlas contains maps showing the location of all provincial Wilderness Areas. This book is available at many bookstores.

Maps of individual wilderness areas ($15.00 fee + HST) and of Nova Scotia's wilderness areas system (free) can be obtained from the Department of Natural Resources Library at Founders Square, 1701 Hollis St. Halifax.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 689
Halifax, N.S. B3J 2T9

Phone: 902-424-8633; Fax: 902-424-7735

Nature Reserve Maps

Heritage River Maps