News release

Provincial Parks Closed During Hurricane Teddy

A number of provincial campgrounds, day-use parks and all provincial beaches along the South and Eastern shores will close at noon today, Sept. 22, due to severe weather conditions expected with Hurricane Teddy. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will also close at 3 p.m. today. Closures may be extended to other parks if the storm track changes or if there is significant damage.

Full refunds will be given for reservations affected by the closure. All campers with reservations will be contacted by the park reservation agency to arrange refunds. Campers may consider rebooking a campsite for another day.

The plan is to reopen Shubenacadie Wildlife Park Wednesday, Sept. 23 and the other parks Thursday, Sept 24, at noon. However, they will be evaluated for damage and safety concerns before being reopened. Public notice of reopenings will be provided online at parks.novascotia.ca and social media.

"We are actively preparing for significant storm conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, our priority is the safety of visitors and staff at all provincial park properties,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin.

Quick Facts:

  • campgrounds to close include Mira River, Battery and Whycocomagh in Cape Breton as well as Porters Lake, Graves Islands and Rissers Beach
  • for a full list of park closures visit: https://parks.novascotia.ca/
  • updates will be shared via the provincial parks website and social media

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