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Protected Areas

Heritage Rivers

Fishing on the Margaree RiverThe Canadian Heritage Rivers System celebrates and honours our shared river history and represents an enduring part of our national heritage and identity. As a non-regulatory program, the Canadian Heritage River System embraces environmental stewardship and offers a unique model for river conservation.

Nova Scotia has two Canadian Heritage Rivers:

The Shelburne River is part of a traditional Mi’kmaq travel route and the province’s most remote wilderness river. Read the most recent report.

The Margaree-Lake Ainslie River System in Cape Breton reflects a rich history of human settlement on a mosaic of natural landscapes. Read the most recent report.