Credits & Resources
The West Nova Eco Site is dedicated to promoting the environmental importance of an
area covering Digby and Annapolis Counties on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada --
an area important for both nature lovers and environmental innovators. This site highlights
the area's ecotourism opportunities, but also explores new technologies and ideas in the
region's growing environmental sector.
The region abounds in diversity, from the fertile Annapolis Valley
to the time-worn basalt of the North Mountain formation to a coastline
dominated by the highest tides in the world. The area is home to a variety
of wildlife, including
moose, bear, deer and fox, and bird species, including raptors, songbirds
and waterfowl. The summer months provide the best opportunity to see
and right whales with one of the local whale watching tours.
The waters of the Bay of Fundy, St. Mary's Bay and the Annapolis Basin
provide an ideal habitat for a variety of marine
life, such as lobster, scallops, pollock, cod, haddock
and mackerel, to name a few.
Inland, one can find the protected areas
of the Tobeatic Wildlife Management Area and Kejimkujik National Park,
adjacent to each other, providing 1,381 km2, of pristine
forest. These two areas contain a variety of important plant and animal
species, including a 300-year-old growth hemlock
forest, as well as the rare Blandings
Turtle. With all these natural amenities, it is not hard
to see why this area has become a haven for cycling,
hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing
and bird watching.
Annapolis and Digby Counties are also home to many dynamic
companies and projects working
to prove that, through innovative thinking and modern technologies,
industry and the environment can co-exist. Examples of this can be seen
in the Annapolis Royal Tidal Generating
Station, the Bear River
Solar Aquatic Plant, and the Marine
Resource Centre of Excellence. There are also numerous
habitat restoration and research projects in the area, many of which
are within Kejimkujik National Park.
The College of Geographical Sciences, located in Lawrencetown, provides
the region with world-class technology in the fields of
Surveying, Satellite Imagery and Geographical Information Systems.
We hope you enjoy your tour of the West Nova Eco Site and we encourage you to
experience the beauty and diversity of the area in person. You may search the site by area
with our regional map, or by topic, accessed through the navigational kayak located on the
left of each page.