Tobeatic Wilderness Area

The Tobeatic Wilderness Area

Affectionately known as the Toby adjacent to Kejimkujik National Park.

It is a storied area, famously written about in The Tent Dwellers book by Albert Paine which chronicles his travels through inland Nova Scotia on a trout fishing trip. Published in 1908, it’s been reprinted and is a good read.

There’s a NS government protected areas brochure Into the Tobeatic and map.

Friends of the Tobeatic Sanctuary is a great website with lots of resources including books, videos and an interactive map with portages, campsites, etc.

The definitive guide on the area is Andy Smith’s book Paddling the Tobeatic: Canoe Routes of Southwestern Nova Scotia

The Shelburne River is part of the Tobeatic and a Canadian Heritage River.

There is a Tobeatic Facebook Group that would be a good place to ask questions and get suggestions, and it has a few trip reports.


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