Home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.
Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores.
Wooded hilltop campground with a spectacular view of Guysborough Harbour an ideal place to camp while touring the Eastern Shore conveniently located between the communities of Boylston and Guysborough (town).
Towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, Cape Chignecto has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites, cabins and a bunkhouse.
Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape. The quiet woodland setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities, including camping, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing. A beautiful sandy beach at the north end of the lake offers fresh water swimming.
Rising majestically from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre (300 ft.) sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping or any of the many opportunities that abound for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting and clam digging.
Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is typical of many of the small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. This quiet ocean-side campground has long been a popular vacation spot for Nova Scotians and visitors alike.
Abundant gypsum deposits have influenced the landscape and vegetation in and around the park. Home to rare plants and fossils, Smileys also protects stands of yellow birch and hemlock. Bordered by the Meander River where you can fish or pan for gold.
A charming coastal camping park overlooking Shelburne Harbour. A popular place to stay while visiting the historic Town of Shelburne and surrounding area. Close to the Town of Shelburne you can walk or bike there on the Roseway River trail just outside the park. Prior to becoming an operational Provincial Park in 1958, there was a granite quarry on site and evidence can still be seen in the park.
Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore with over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight-seeing, or relaxing on the beach.