Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


Economy Point

Economy Point Economy Point Nature Reserve protects a biologically rich tract of coastal conifer forest and craggy cliffs adjacent to tidal mud flats.

Economy Point juts into Minas Basin between Parrsboro and Truro. The nature reserve is an important staging and feeding area for migratory shorebirds.

The designation of this site complements private land conservation on adjacent properties acquired and protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The combined extent of protected coastline here is about 4 km.

This site’s easy accessibility from the Fundy Ecotour route offers opportunities for coastal walking, bird watching and nature interpretation. It is located within a few hundred metres of the popular Thomas’ Cove coastal walking trail, located on private land. There are currently no managed trails within the reserve.

A 62 hectare parcel adjacent to the reserve is identified in the Province’s 2013 Parks and Protected Areas Plan as being of interest for potential securement. These lands remain privately owned and are not part of the nature reserve.