For Event Leaders - Rules and Regulations

For Event Leaders - Rules and Regulations

It is important that event organizers apply for a Letter of Authority for permission to conduct an event in a Provincial Park. After you have reviewed the event guidelines and park rules and regulations, please complete the application form. Events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have questions regarding a specific park location, please contact the Area Supervisor at the local Department of Lands and Forestry office.

The following should be considered when planning your event(s):

  1. Help protect our parks by leaving them as you have found them. Flowers, trees, shrubs and even rocks are a part of the park’s heritage. Please do not damage or remove these resources.
  2. Supplementary parking arrangements may be required.
  3. Organizing groups may be required to assist with parking and traffic control. If this is done, organizing groups should do so only under the direction of park staff.
  4. No fires are permitted in the park.
  5. No selling is allowed in the park without pre-authorization.
  6. Advertising or operating a business within the park is not permitted without a special permit.
  7. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times.
  8. No public address system is allowed unless pre-authorized by the supervisor.
  9. No entry fee to the park can be charged. Fees for participation in the program are separate.
  10. Liquor is prohibited in provincial parks.
  11. Garbage generated by the activity is to be removed by the organization.
  12. Events should be conducted so that it does not interfere with other users of the park. This includes general park users as well as persons in the park for other special events.

Remember, safety is important whether you are hiking, camping, swimming, boating, or participating in any outdoor activity.

For further information on Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Rules and Regulations you may refer to the Parks Act.

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