MAPS & REASOURCES
LINKS TO PARKS WITHIN THE HRM
PROVINCIAL PARKS NOVA SCOTIA
Parks Nova Scotia provides an intuitive guide and breakdown to all the splendor Atlantic Canada has to offer. For full access to news and events, and to make reservations in Nova Scotia Please visit: parks.novascotia.ca
Notice of Construction: Graves Island causeway repairs
Repairs on the Graves Island causeway will begin on April 9 and are scheduled to be completed before the start of camping season, May 21. There will be days when the causeway will not be accessible for walkers to cross. We apologize for any inconvenience. This work is to repair the damage caused by our winter storms. There will be heavy equipment on-site. Signs will be posted to notify when the public will be unable to access the causeway.
all campers will have to reserve their campsites in advance
starting in late March, campers can view the upgraded reservation system; they must create a new account in advance of making a reservation
only registered campers can enter provincial campgrounds
there are 20 camping parks and more than 130 day-use and beach parks in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSProvincialParks/
Lands and Forestry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nslandsforestry
Downloadable and printable maps here: Provincial Park Maps | novascotia.ca
Whether you are looking for a casual walk through the Dingle, or challenging yourself at the Purcell Coves Backlands. HRM Parks and Recreation provides a comprehensive site to all the walking, hiking, and biking trails across the HRM.
For access to HRM Park and Recreation please visit:
An updated list and review of the many outdoor playgrounds throughout the HRM.
Download the Parks Canada app here
The demand from Canadians to go camping this year is extremely high. Parks Canada will begin accepting reservations for the 2021 visitor season in April.
The reservation openings for different Parks Canada administered places are spread throughout the month. Visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the reservation launch dates for the locations they are interested in by visiting the Parks Canada website: (https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/reserve).
The Parks Canada website is a great resource and provides detailed information on what locations are open, what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit and what services may be available. Visitors should plan ahead by checking the website before they travel. Additionally, if visitors have questions they can contact Parks Canada directly at 1-888-773-8888 or email@example.com.
Mark your calendar. Launch days can be really busy! Make sure to be ready at the exact date and time that the location you seek is launching.
Create an account. You can browse without an account, but you will need to have one to reserve a site. Access your account using GCKey or a third party sign-in option. It is important to note that sign-in verification will not work using Internet Explorer and older versions of Microsoft Edge. A modern browser must be used.
Sign in to your account ahead of time to practice using the system. Using a laptop or desktop computer, you can search for sites on a map, in a list, or on a calendar – try all three to see if there’s one that works best for you. Most camping offers can also be reserved using your phone or tablet. If you get stuck, try this detailed overview.