NS Parks will be open on Victoria Day weekend


Several Nova Scotia provincial parks will be open for camping over the Victoria Day long weekend.

According to a press release from the province, the following camping parks will open Friday:

  • Blomidon in Canning (Kings County)
  • Cape Chignecto in Advocate Harbor (Cumberland County)
  • Ellenwood Lake in Deerfield (Yarmouth County)
  • Graves Island in East Chester (Lunenburg County)
  • Rissers Beach in Petite Riviere (Lunenburg County)
  • Porters Lake (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • Thomas Raddall in Port Joli (Queens County).

The Mira River in Albert Bridge, Cape Breton Regional Municipality will open on May 31st.

Additional locations opening June 7 include:

  • Amherst Shore (Cumberland County)
  • Battery in St. Peter's (Richmond County)
  • Boylston (Guysborough County)
  • Salsman in Country Harbor (Guysborough County)
  • Caribou-Munroes Island in Caribou (Pictou County)
  • Dollar Lake in Wyses Corner (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • Laurie in Grand Lake (Halifax Regional Municipality)
  • The islands in Shelburne (Shelburne County)
  • Valley View in Bridgetown (Annapolis County)
  • Whycocomagh (Inverness County)
  • Five Islands (Colchester County)

According to the release, the province is spending $11.8 million this year on repairs and upgrades to the provincial park, including:

  • Natural playgrounds in Blomidon, Dollar Lake and Ellenwood Lake
  • Improvements to pathways, toilets and parking at Carters Beach
  • serviced campsites at Dollar Lake
  • Parking improvements at Martinique Beach
  • Road improvements in Dollar Lake, Oakfield and Whycocomagh

In 2023, more than one million people visited Nova Scotia's provincial parks.

Campfires are only permitted on sites after 2pm if the BurnSafe card is green or after 7pm if the card is yellow.

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