Most Provincial Parks Opening Friday

Department of Natural Resources

May 15, 2018 11:02 AM

NOTE: A list of opening dates for camping parks follows this release.

Nearly all provincial day-use parks and several camping parks are set to open Friday, May 18.

"Nova Scotians and visitors can explore nature and spend quality time with their friends and families when they visit a provincial park," said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. "We invite everyone to enjoy camping, swimming, paddling, geocaching or other activities this season."

The rest of the camping parks, as well as their day-use areas, will open in early June. Park users can check the provincial parks’ website for opening dates.

Reservations for camping sites can be made by phone, toll free, at 1-888-544-3434 or online at, http://parks.novascotia.ca .

Camping parks had a successful 2017 season with a 13 per cent increase in bookings over the previous year.

This season will offer innovative programming to help Nova Scotians explore parks and discover camping, including the return of the Grade 4s Outdoors and the Learn to Camp programs. More recreational and interpretive park events set for the 2018 season can be found at, http://parks.novascotia.ca .

More than a million people visit Nova Scotia's provincial beaches and parks each year.


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     Nearly all provincial day-use parks and several camping

parks are set to open Friday, May 18th.

     Reservations for camping sites can be made by phone and on

the provincial parks website.

     Camping parks had a successful 2017 season with a 13 per

cent increase in bookings over the previous year.

      Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says Nova

Scotians and visitors go to provincial parks to explore

nature and spend quality time with their friends and families.

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Media Contact: Bruce Nunn
              Cell: 902-476-6454
              Email: bruce.x.nunn@novascotia.ca

Camping parks opening Friday, May 18:
-- Blomidon, Canning, Kings Co.
-- Cape Chignecto, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co.
-- Ellenwood Lake, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co.
-- Graves Island, East Chester, Lunenburg Co.
-- Porters Lake, Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality
-- Rissers Beach, Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co.
-- Thomas Raddall, Port Joli, Queens Co.

Camping park opening Friday, June 1:
-- Mira River, Albert Bridge, Cape Breton

Camping parks opening Friday, June 8:
-- Amherst Shore, Amherst Shore, Cumberland Co.
-- Battery, St. Peters, Richmond Co.
-- Boylston, Boylston, Guysborough Co.
-- Caribou-Munroes Island, Caribou, Pictou Co.
-- Dollar Lake, Wyses Corner, Halifax Regional Municipality.
-- Five Islands, Five Islands, Colchester Co.
-- Laurie, Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality.
-- Salsman, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co.
-- Smileys, Brooklyn, Hants Co.
-- The Islands, Shelburne, Shelburne Co.
-- Valleyview, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co.
-- Whycocomagh, Whycocomagh, Inverness Co.