Park Events Guide

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Guide 2017

Important Information

Event Criteria:

Events that meet the following criteria will be considered for the 2017 Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Guide:

  • Any person, association, or public agency can make application.
  • The event must take place or originate in a provincial camping and/or day-use park and fit into one of the following categories:

 

  1. Community or holiday celebrations Ex.: Canada Day, Canada’s Parks Day
  2. Demonstrations of activities that match with the management objectives of the property. Ex: Geo-caching in a provincial park.
  3. Educational/ Interpretive based on natural or cultural history that will broaden participants’ knowledge or expand their appreciation. Ex. Guided hikes, bird watching
  4. Environmental/ Green events to enhance or maintain the natural environment. Ex. Beach sweeps, river clean-ups.
  5. Instructional for compatible activities that reflect management objectives of the site. Ex: Canoeing in a provincial park, photography, cross country skiing clinic etc.
  6. Sports and recreation activities that matches property management objectives. Ex: sandcastle building in a recreational beach area.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Some activities may be prohibited by regulations, policy or management requirements.  

 

Fees: Events should be non-profit, although fees are permitted to cover expenses. There are no fees associated with the use of the park for the event.

 

Event Timing: Events must take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

 

Event Promotion: All approved events will be promoted in the Parks Guide and on the NS provincial parks website if event application is received by February 17, 2017.   In May 2017, Event Leaders will receive copies of the guide as well as any event posters that have been requested.

 

Event Cancellations: Please contact Pam Grace at pamela.grace@novascotia.ca if an event is cancelled or re-scheduled.  This will be communicated to the public through our website http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/misc/park_events.asp. You may also phone (902) 893-5371 or contact the main office (902) 662-3030.  Please be advised that there will be no one available to take your call during the week-end.

 

Event Set-Up: The organization, preparation, presentation and any required materials for the event are the responsibility of the organizing group or agency. The Department of Natural Resources will assist with the provision of equipment (ex. picnic tables) if possible.

 

Indemnity: All events must comply with Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations and Guidelines. Each group is responsible for any specific risks associated with the activity, ensuring the safety of participants, and their general well-being.

 

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources assumes no responsibility for any accident or mishap that may occur during the course of an event and shall not be liable for any injury or damage (including death) or for the loss of or damage to property.

 

Each Group shall at all times indemnify and save harmless the Minister of Natural Resources from and against all claims demands, losses, costs, debts, damages, actions, suits, or other proceedings by whomever made, sustained, brought or prosecuted in any manner based upon, occasioned by, arising out of or attributed in any way to the performance or purported performance of any group in carrying out all events.

 

Event Compatibility:

Event leaders are expected to review the objectives of the chosen location to determine the compatibility of their event. For Park Management plans please visit the NS Department of Natural Resources website http://novascotia.ca/natr/parks/management.

 

Event Permit:

Please note, NS Department of Natural Resources Area Supervisors may require a permit be completed for your event if:

  • your event will affect the capacity of the parks operationally
  • special arrangements may need to be made for parking, extra toilets, security and garbage removal
  • the area supervisor may need to discuss the Park Regulations as they apply to your event should no prior approval exist.

 

Application Form:

Please complete the application form for each event and return it to the address below.

 

Deadline:

The deadline for inclusion in the 2017 Parks Guide is February 17, 2017.

 

Contact Info:

Please send completed forms to:

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

Attention: Pam Grace, Outdoor Recreation Specialist

15 Arlington Place, Suite 7,

Truro, NSB2N OG9

Fax: (902) 893-5613      Email: pamela.grace@novascotia.ca.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Grace at the above address or by phone at (902) 893-5371 or (902) 662-3030 (main line) .