Parks and protected areas: public consultation

The government of Nova Scotia is seeking public input on several sites proposed for protection as announced on June 9, 2021. This includes seven sites announced on April 22, 2021 along with conservation lands in the Ingram River area. As part of this process, the Province of Nova Scotia has launched a 60-day online consultation. 

We are asking Nova Scotians for comments on the following proposed areas:

  • Ingram River conservation lands, Halifax Regional Municipality/Hants County (includes proposed new Island Lake Wilderness Area and a proposed addition to South Panuke Wilderness Area)
  • Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area (addition), Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Devils Jaw Wilderness Area (addition), Hants County
  • Fourchu Coast Wilderness Area (addition), Richmond County
  • Trout Brook Wilderness Area (addition), Inverness County
  • Upper Tantallon Provincial Park (Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park addition), Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Port La Tour Provincial Park, Shelburne County
  • Carters Beach Provincial Park, Queens County

How to Participate:

Please review the information provided below and provide any comments by September 27, 2021. Comments can be submitted through the online form. If you wish to submit documents such as letters, maps, or photos, please submit these by email to, or by mail to:

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change
Protected Areas and Ecosystems
PO Box 442,
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8

Note: Additional provincial park sites highlighted for consultation in the April 22, 2021 announcement will undergo consultation with key stakeholders, but are not planned for broad public consultation.