Parks Events for 2015








  2015 Parks Day








Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
4 PM to 8 PM
Geminids Meteor Shower

Join the Friends of Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park (FOEP) to view the Geminid Meteor showers.  The park has very minimal light pollution, so it is the perfect place to view this event.  In 2015, the Geminids will peak between December 13 and 14.  A waxing crescent Moon (Moon's phase after a New Moon) will create good conditions for viewing the shower. Meet at Ski Cabin/ Beach House.  We will be serving chili, buns and hot drinks in the cabin.  This is a free event but donations to FOEP are welcome. Contact Stephen at (902) 742-6252 or visit  


Taylor Head Provincial Park
7:30 AM to 5 PM
Christmas Bird Count

The Nova Scotia Sheet Harbour Christmas Bird Count is one of about 25 around the province.  The count area extends in a circle around Taylor Head Park and from Tangier to Sober Island. All the trails in the park are covered in this survey.  Birders are organized into groups from 2 to 4 and assigned designated areas to count.  If you have a bird feeder, you're also encouraged to send in your count.  Please bring binoculars, warm clothes, boots, lunch, water and snacks. At the end of the day you will receive a delicious hot meal.  Meet at the Spry Bay community Hall at 7:30 AM. These counts are sponsored by the National Audubon Society, Bird Studies of Canada, the Nova Scotia Bird Society and the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society. Contact Jim at (902) 885-2970 or email; Warren at (902) 772-2207 or email; or visit