Making Reservations

Individual / Family Camping

Caribou-Munroes island

Reservations for the 2015 season can be made beginning Thursday April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am Atlantic time.

There is a non-refundable fee of $9.00 for each reservation. There is a non-refundable $7.00 charge for each change or cancellation.

All Nova Scotia Provincial Parks are alcohol-free from the park opening date until 1 p.m., July 3, 2014.  Alcohol-free means no alcohol is permitted in the park. Following July 3, while liquor consumption will be permitted at registered camper's sites, clients will be expected to be responsible regarding alcohol use, to observe park quiet hours from 10:30 p.m. to sunrise and to respect other campers' right to enjoy a pleasant park experience with their family. Any abuse of alcohol, disregard of quiet hours, and/or negative impact to the safety and enjoyment of other park users may result in cancellation of a camping permit(s), fine(s), loss of future camping privileges in Nova Scotia parks and/or a court appearance. Mid-season changes to this policy may occur if local issues arise.

For reservations within North America, please call 1-888-544-3434.

For reservations outside of North America, please call 519-826-5301.

Online reservations can be made 24 hours/day. Reservation lines open April 2, 2015.

Even if you have prepaid all site-use fees, you must register with park staff if you have claimed a discount, and/or to pay for any additional people or extra vehicle charges where applicable. Registration also allows park staff to locate you quickly in an emergency. Bring your confirmation letter with you to the park to speed check-in.

A family unit is defined as no more than six people, usually of the same immediate family.

A maximum of six people are permitted per site.

A person must be at least 16 years of age to hold a camping permit.

Someone under 16 years of age can obtain a camping permit provided they are accompanied in the park by a person who is 19 years of age or older who accepts responsibility for the person under 16 years.

If you arrive at the park and don't have a reservation, stop in to the park office to register. You will be assigned a site based on availability and your camping equipment.

Reservations must be made in the name of the person who is arriving to pick up the camping permit.  Reservations cannot be assigned from one person to another person at the time of arrival.  If a name change is required please call 1-888-544-3434.

To make a reservation, payment of all fees is required at the time of booking.

A campsite can be reserved for a minimum of one night and a maximum of 14 nights.

Reservations can be made until 11 pm (ADT) on the day of your arrival.

Reservation are only held until 1:00 PM (ADT) the day following your scheduled arrival date. Reservations not changed or cancelled by 1:00 PM on your scheduled date of arrival will be charged one night's camping fee.

Multiple reservations in the same name for the same time period are not allowed.


Booking & Cancelling

Your site will be held until 1:00 pm on the day following your scheduled arrival.

There is a fee of $9.00 for each reservation. There is a $7.00 charge for each change or cancellation. Reservations can be changed or cancelled up to 1:00 pm (ADT) on the day of your scheduled date of arrival. Reservations cancelled after 1:00 pm (ADT) will be charged the "no show" fee equivalent to one night's camping fee.

If a number of people are travelling together you do not each have to reserve your own site. An individual can reserve several campsites providing: each site is registered in a different name, one credit card will be used to cover the cost of all sites; and there will be no more than six (6) people per site.

Shopping cart

Use our shopping cart feature to so you can shop for your perfect sites, or your favourite parks, without having to log out of the system. You can now make a reservation and store it in your shopping cart. You then have the option to continue shopping which lets you go back to the park reservation web page and start another reservation. The system does not hold your camping information of equipment type and party size, this information needs to be input for each new reservation. The shopping cart can hold up to three (3) reservations before requiring payment. A reservation fee of $9.00 is charged for each reservation.



Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Telephone reservations can also be paid by Visa Debit, cheque or money order. Online reservations also accept Visa Debit. In person reservations at the park cannot be paid by Visa Debit.

For non-Canadians making a call centre reservation, we do not accept cheques. We only accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit or money orders made out to the Minster of Finance in Canadian currency only.

Cheques will not be accepted for payment of your reservation if your arrival date is within 21 days of the date you make your reservation.

Money orders will not be accepted if your arrival date is within 10 days of the date you make your reservations.

If paying by cheque in US funds, the cheque will be deposited in US funds.  Please calculate the appropriate exchange rate  (contact your local financial institution for rates).

To confirm your campsite reservation, money orders and cheques must be received within 14 days of the date you make your reservation.  If payment is not received within 14 days, your campsite cannot be guaranteed and the site you chose may have to be changed.

Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to the Nova Scotia Minister of Finance and mailed to: 

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Reservations
649 Scottsdale Dr. Suite 90
Guelph ON N1G 4T7

Please remember to write the park name and your confirmation number on the back of your cheque.

Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

Check-in / Check-out

You can check in at any time as long as your reserved site is vacant. If you don't have a reservation, you can check in at any time providing there is a vacant site. Check-out is 1:00 pm. Please ensure your campsite is clean.

At check-in, you will be asked to provide the names of those in your camping party. This information is needed for security and emergency purposes. If the park needs to be evacuated, we have to know names of all campers in case we have to search for them in the park.

Group Camping

Youth Group — Any number of persons under the age of 19 years who are sponsored by a non-profit, religious, charitable or educational organization and are accompanied a supervisor who is at least 19 years of age.

Family Group — A minimum of four individual family units. A family unit is no more than two parents/ grandparents and the children under their immediate care.

Adult Group — A group not fitting the definition of a youth or family group.

Groups must select a contact person who will handle booking and pre-registration for the group.

Factors we consider when reviewing group applications include: availability of the group area, size of the group, ability of the site to handle the group’s camping equipment, vehicle parking, potential use conflicts with other groups, and any problems encountered during previous visits. Restrictions may be placed on the number of people or cars allowed on a group campsite. Please note: the consumption of alcohol is not permitted in designated group camping areas.

Group camping is only allowed at Provincial Camping Parks with a designated group camping area. In parks where no group camping area exists, groups must acquire individual sites at the non-group rate.

Group camping booking opens May 1. Between May and the parking opening date, call the number in the right-hand column. Once the park has opened call directly using the number in the left-hand column.

Please do not call 1-888-544-3434 or 1-519-826-5301 or use the reservation website for Group Camping Reservations.


Park Number  

Office number
Blomidon Provincial Park
(Park Opens May 15th)

(902) 582-7319   or   (902) 679-6097
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
(Park Opens May 15th)

(902) 392-2085
(camping/park season)        
(902) 254-3241
(winter months)
Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 485-6134   or      (902) 922-4020
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 384-2770   or      (902) 384-2290
Five Islands Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 254-2980   or      (902) 254-3241
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 688-2034   or      (902) 634-7555
Smileys Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 757-3131   or      (902) 798-2016
Thomas Raddall
(Park Opens May 15th)

(902)683-2664    or      (902) 354-3462
Whycocomagh Provincial Park
(Park Opens June 12th)

(902) 756-2448   or      (902) 756-2339

Fees for group camping permits:

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Before you make a reservation be sure to read our Camping Guidelines and policies listed above.

First time users will be asked to create a Client Profile that will help when making future reservations. The information collected in your Client Profile will be strictly confidential (Privacy Policy) and will not be disclosed to outside parties.

When you make a reservation you will be asked for the following information:

Those wishing to make a telephone reservation will find it useful to go online to view camping park site maps to identify preferred campsites.

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