As your base camp to explore Southwest Nova Scotia, we are proud to direct you to a great deal of information about the Biosphere by linking through their website.
Welcome to the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve - SNBR! The Southwestern region of Nova Scotia was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2001. It is one of only 18 ecosystems in Canada with this special designation and it spans the 5 counties of Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens. Our local governments, businesses and communities recognized the special qualities of our natural and cultural heritage, and joined together to help create our biosphere reserve. The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association seeks to balance the conservation of nature and cultural heritage with sustainable resource development to support prosperous local economies and healthy communities.
Learn more about the Southwest Nova Biosphere, see the Biosphere Map and FAQs about biospheres. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve has something to offer. Explore SNBR via:
Prepare yourself to discovery by exploring 4 sustainable experiences using their App: 1) Cultural 2) Outdoor 3) Seacoast 4) Lighthouses Funding support was received from Municipalities within the Biosphere. Touring Through Time / Une Tournée Dans L’Passé
An overview of the extent of the Reserve and the surrounding region can be found in the link below: