Current Advisories

Cape Smokey Provincial Park

September 27, 2019

Please be advised that hurricane Dorian has caused a significant number of blown down trees along the trail at Cape Smokey Provincial Park. The downed trees have been cleared and the trail is now passable. However, more work remains. The trail is open. Hikers are advised to use caution. 

Heather Beach Provincial Park

August 22, 2019

Due to damages sustained from Hurricane Dorian, Heather Beach is closed indefinitely.  

Graves Island Provincial Park

August 22, 2019

Construction has started on a new water services building, there should be no interruption to services but there may be increased noise during the day. Signage is in place and visitors are reminded to be aware of machinery and workers.  We apologize for any inconvenience to visitors. 

Lake O'Law Provincial Park

August 14, 2019

Please be advised that there will be a contractor working at Lake O'Law Provincial Park to complete accessibility upgrades including an accessible fishing dock. The park  will remain open to the public during the  work. We apologize for any inconvenience to visitors. 

Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

August 7, 2019

Please be advised there will be a contractor working within the park to complete trail maintenance along the main trail to the falls. The park and the Falls trail will remain open to the public during the trail work. The River trail remains closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience to visitors. 

Five Islands Provincial Park

August 7, 2019

The Estuary Trail and Estuary Trail Loop are closed until further notice. The Economy Mountain Trail and the Day Use Connector are open. We apologize for any inconvenience to visitors. 

Graves Island Provincial Park

July 31, 2019

Graves Island is experiencing issues with the water system.  Staff are doing everything they can to address and maintain water supply to the loops and comfort station. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

Trout Brook Provincial Park

July 26, 2019

NS Environment has issued a water advisory for Trout Brook Provincial Park due to a blue-green algae bloom in Lake Ainslie.  People and pets are advised not to swim in, or drink the water until further notice.  For more information on Blue-Green Algae please see the NSE website

Long Lake Provincial Park

June 7, 2019

Nova Scotia Power is conducting transmission line maintenance work in Long Lake Park this summer. Off-road equipment will be used along the transmission line corridor. No major disruptions to public trail access are anticipated, but there may be periodic site-specific trail closures as equipment travels along the line. We ask the public to observe signage that will be posted during these times. Work is scheduled to begin June 17 and the majority will be completed over a two-week period by June 28. Any remaining weather-dependant work will be completed by the end of July.

MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park

November 21, 2018

Please be advised that a portion of the parking lot and adjacent boardwalk at MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park are temporarily closed while upgrades are being made to the boardwalk system.