Parks Events for 2015


 

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July-01-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
11 AM to 3 PM
Be Free Butterfly

Join us as we celebrate Canada Day at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  We have been raising Painted Lady butterflies and they are ready to fly! Imagine how it would feel to go from a caterpillar, to a sleeping cocoon, to a flying creature.  Releases will take place at 2 PM and 3 PM.  Regular park admission fees apply.   Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca

 

July-01-15
Petersfield Provincial Park
9 AM
Canada Day Walk

A 5 KM or 10 KM guided walk event for participants of all ages and abilities.  This event will take place prior to Canada Day celebrations at the park.  Registration will take place at 8:30 AM and there will be a fee of $2/person.  Dress for weather conditions and wear walking shoes (no flip flops).  Bring 1-2 bottles of water, snacks and sunscreen to be carried with you.  Meet at the Petersfield Provincial Park parking lot.  Sponsored by the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club.  Contact Elsie at (902) 562-3117 or email joeandelsie@ns.sympatico.ca.

 

July-02-15
The Islands Provincial Park
9 AM to 4:30 PM
Summer Kick Off Camp (Name Change from "Nature Feast")

Day camp for ages 5 to 12 years.  Explore nature through games, crafts, hikes, scavenger hunts, crafts and more.  Experience the great outdoors! Pre-registration is required.  Participants will meet at The Islands Group Site.  Please note that registration fees are $16/child or $24/family for the 2 day event.  Please bring lots of water, snacks, lunch, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing and footwear (flip flops are not recommended).  Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne - Recreation and Parks.  For more information and to register contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 Ext 229 or email adedrick@municipalityofshelburne.ca.

 

July-04-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
10 AM
Birds of Prey in Nova Scotia

This is an interactive  talk on hawks, eagles and owls in Nova Scotia.  There will be bird mounts on display and fun family games to reinforce concepts learned.  This is a great educational talk for the whole family!  Meet at the Multi-pupose building at the park.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Kim at (902) 679-6097 or email huskinkd@novascotia.ca.

 

July-04-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
10 AM to 1 PM
Beginning Birders Field Trip

Bird enthusiasts of all levels are welcome to join the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society for this event which is suitable for all ages.  Prior to the walk, we will discuss equipment, guide books, and audio and visual aids useful to birders.  We will take a casual walk along Power's Pond and look at nesting birds such as Common Terns, Willets, Lincoln's Sparrows and Spotted Sandpipers.  The walk will take about three hours and we will eat lunch on the trail.  Dress warmly and for weather conditions.  Please bring binoculars (if you have them), sturdy hiking boots or sneakers, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and a lunch.  Meet at the kiosk in the last parking lot.  Contact Jim at (902) 885-2970, or email jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca ; Warren Parsons at (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca  or visit www.friendsoftaylorhead.com .

 

July-04-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
11 AM to 3 PM
Owls, Who Me?

Discover some of the different calls of owls.  View the differences between barred, saw-whet, great horned and snowy owls.  Learn the incredible adaptations these birds have that make them unique hunters.  Regular park admission fees apply.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca   .

 

July-04-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
12 Noon
Birthday Bash

This year Thomas Raddall Provincial Park celebrates its 18th birthday and this is your invitation to join us!  There will be cake and other fun activities.  To mark this special occasion, two bird houses will be placed in the park.  As part of the celebration we are asking for  help in decorating them for our winged friends that call the park home.  Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Meet at the Trail Head building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca .  

 

July-04-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
2 PM
Wildflower Walk

Blomidon Provincial Park has many interesting wildflowers and shrubs.  We will visit several areas in the park to look at some of these plants.  This will be a relaxing walk that will take between 1 and 1.5  hours.  Everyone is welcome.  If you have a wildflower or tree/shrub book, bring it along.  Participants are asked to meet at the Campground Host Site at 10 AM.  This walk will be cancelled if it is very wet and rainy.  Bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks and suitable footwear.  For more information, contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca.

 

July-04-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
9 AM
Tidal Pool Exploration

This exciting experience involves investigating the life in our tidal pool with zoologist Andrew Hebda and  biologist Gwyneth Jones.  The array of life in these small pools will astound you! Participants will be stepping in mud and water so wear appropriate footwear, and bring sunscreen, hat,  snacks, and water.  Bare feet are not recommended for this event.  Meet at the park beach parking lot.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@novascotia.ca .  Please note that low tide is at 9:08 AM.

 

July-04-15
Duncans Cove Nature Reserve
9:45 AM
Duncans Cove Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate to difficult 10 KM coastal hike.  This hike is suitable for adults and is rate 3C - some significant hill climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky, rooted paths).  We will meet at Duncan's Cove Road Parking aread, off Highway 349. Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, water and snack.  Contact Derek or Suzanne at (902) 835-8360, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com  or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.

 

July-07-15
William E. deGarthe Memorial Park
6:30 PM
Explore the Rocky Shore at Peggy's Cove

Be prepared to climb over the rocks and get your feet wet as we seek out marine organisms, and uncover the geological history of Peggy's Cove.  Join biologist and geologist, Martha Grantham of NS Dept. of Natural Resources, and geologist Bob Grantham, as we look into the private lives of both terrestrial and marine plants and organisms, including seaweeds, crabs, pitcher plants, as well as other well-adapted flora and fauna that live in this rugged environment.  If weather is uncertain the day of the event, call (902) 223-8785 (decision made by 5 PM).  Meet at the granite sculpture across from the Visitor Information Centre in Peggy's Cove.  Dress for weather conditions, wear sturdy footwear, and bring drinking water and insect repellent.  Suitable for adults and youth 8 years and older (must be accompanied by an adult).  Participants must arrange their own transportation.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Martha at (902) 384-3420 or email martha.grantham@novascotia.ca.

 

July-10-15
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
5:15 PM
Pennant Point Spine Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a 10 KM hike.  This moderate to difficult hike is rated 3C - some significant hill climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths).  This hike is suitable for adults only.  We will meet at the main trailhead parking lot.  Dress for weather conditions.  Please bring water, snacks and hiking shoes or boots.  Contact Annette at (902) 462-2394 or email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com  or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.     

 

July-10-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
8 PM
Blomidon Park Moth Out

Make your way to the Multi-purpose Building at the park for what promises to be a spectacular night of strange creatures, and marshmallow roast.  The event begins just after sunset when Jeff Ogden will fascinate us with lore of "insects of the night" and specimens available for hands-on-discovery. During the evening we will commune around the campfire and periodically treasure hunt by checking on various trapping and sheeting stations for moths and other nocturnal insects.  Bring a flashlight and camera - this will be an excellent opportunity for all ages to explore Nova Scotia's secretive, "winged" night life.  This event is free of charge and all are welcome.  This is a joint event hosted by Department of Natural Resources and Blomidon Naturalists Society.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca for more information

 

July-11-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
1:30 PM
Hike the Back

Join Elizabeth Balser for a 2.5 hour hike on a loop trail that includes parts of the Jodrey, Look-Off and Woodland Trails - an interesting hike with lots to see.  Everyone is welcome but children should be 6 or older as this is a moderate hike over varied terrain with a fair amount of climbing involved.  There are several scenic view spots along the way.  Wear sturdy footwear (hiking shoes are the best if you have them) and dress in extra layers as it can be cool along the coastal part of the hike.  Bring along your camera/binocular if you have them.  Bring water, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.  Participants are asked to meet at the Campground Host site at 1:30 PM.  This event will be cancelled if it is very wet and rainy.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca .

 

July-11-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
1:30 PM
Rock Walk and Talk

Join a mineral enthusiast for a walk from the glacial till banks that make up our beach, past the sandstone cliffs and out to the basalt "Old Wife" outcrop. We will explore both the geological and cultural history of the park. You may step in mud and climb over rocks, so wear sturdy footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Due to sharp shells, debris and rocks, bare feet and flip flops are not recommended for this event. Suitable for all ages. Meet at the park beach parking lot. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@novascotia.ca . Please note: Please note that low tide is 3:40 PM. 

 

July-11-15
Medway Lakes Wilderness Area ( pending designation)
10 AM
Canoe Trip

Join Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Environment - Protcted Areas and Ecosystems staff for an outing on the "Milford Lakes" (Geier Lake, Boot Lake, Fisher Lake) along the SW boundary of the pending Medway Lakes Wilderness Area. The trip will involve stops at several traditional campsites and a walk down a portage or two. There will be no whitewater and no portaging, making the trip suitable for canoes, sea kayaks and SUPs. We will meet at 10 AM at a landing off Highwy # 8 (actual location to be confirmed). Bring your own boat plus the required safety gear, hiking boots/shoes, snacks, water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. To pre-register and for more information contact Dusan Soudek at (902) 422-1045 (evenings) or at soudekd@ns.sympatico.ca.  There is no rain date for this event. 

 

July-11-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
10 AM to 2 PM
Ducks Day

Join us for a day of family fun celebrating Ducks Day and the partnership between Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, and our community of dedicated supporters.  The day will include a FREE BBQ, live entertainment, face painting, crafts, nest box building, critter dipping and more.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply.  For more information contact Chelsea at the DUC office at (902) 667-8726 or c_murray@ducks.ca.

 

July-12-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
10 AM to 1 PM
Slow and Easy Birdwatching Field Trip

This is a bird walk designed for those that have difficulty navigating most of the trails in the park and those who want a more relaxed pace than our regular walks.  From the kiosk we will walk on the board walk down to the beach, then walk along the beach to the second board walk and return by the short, grassy trail joining the two board walks.  Total trail covered will be about 1 km.  We should see or hear Common Eiders, Double-crested Cormorants, Willets, Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Swainson's and Hermit Thrushes to name only a few.  Dress for the weather conditions.  Please bring binoculars (if you have them), sturdy hiking boots or sneakers, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and a lunch.  Meet at the kiosk in the last parking lot.  Contact Jim at (902) 885-2970 or email jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca;  Warren Parsons at (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca  or visit www.friendsoftaylorhead.com .  There is no rain date for this event.

 

July-13-15
Waverley - Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area
9 AM
Call of the Wild - Connecting to Nature Camp

Join us for this 4 days and 2 nights nature camp. Monday is a registration/orientation day and is not an overnight.  Highlights will include mentoring with staff from Departments of Natural Resources, Environment and Fisheries and Aquaculture.  Participants will gain skills in trip planning and packing for backcountry excursions.  There will be practice hands-on science and field work.  Explore and hike through the Wilderness Area and enjoy evening activities.  The orientation session will take place at the Natural Resources Education Centre, Middle Musquodoboit and the camp will be at the Waverly-Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area. Anyone between the ages of 15 to 18 are welcome to attend.  There is no registration deadline. Participants are required to pre-register for this event.  The cost of this camp is $75.00 per person.  Please bring backpack, appropriate clothing and footwear, sleeping bag and pad as well as personal care items.  To register and for more information please email nrec@novascotia.ca  or call (902) 384-3420

 

July-15-15
The Islands Provincial Park
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Teddy Bear Picnic

Kids come out for a fun time with your favorite stuffed friend.  Suitable for children ages 2 to 6 years.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parental/adult participation is encouraged.  We will be participating in lots of games and songs with our Teddy Bear friends.    A light lunch will be provided to enjoy picnic style.  Make sure you bring your teddy bears as well as hats, sunscreen, and water.  Dress for weather conditions. Pre-registration is required.  Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.  To register, contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 Ext. 229 or email adedrick@municipalityofshelburne.ca . Rain Date: Thursday, July 16 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. 

 

July-18-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
1:30 PM
Forest Fire Fighting with Smokey Bear

Meet Smokey Bear and Nova Scotia forest fire fighters.  Get a look at a forest fire truck and all the fire equipment that is used to keep Smokey and his wildlife friends safe in their forest homes.  Meet at the Multi-purpose building.  Dress for weather conditions.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Cory at (902) 679-6097 or email cory.isenor@novascotia.ca.

 

July-18-15
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
10 AM to 4PM
Paddling Basics

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia is offering an opportunity for the whole family to paddle canoes and receive some basic instruction as required.  Those who have paddling skills may go for a paddle in the quiet cove.  All the paddling is closely supervised in a designated area.  Volunteers will be there on the day to assist and personal flotation devices will be on loan from the Red Cross.  Canoes and safety gear provided will also be made available, however, it is first come, first served.  Dress for weather conditions and bring footwear that can get wet.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Meet at the boat launch.  Please note that you will be required to sign a waiver.  Contact Brian at (902) 673-2917 or email bmanderson67@gmail.com  or visit www.ckns.ca.

 

July-18-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
11 AM
Celebration -Canada Parks Day and 50th Birthday Party

We have lots to celebrate as we invite you to join us celebrating 50 years of great adventure...it's the Golden Anniversary of Five Islands Provincial Park as well as Canada Parks Day. Stop by and see how we've changed over the years and note the redevelopment projects completed in the last couple of years. We've had many generations of campers at our park.  If you have any photos that you would like to share, please email us.  Participate in trail and beach walks, games and face painting. Browse displays of park history and watch a forest fire fighting demo. We'll have cake and refreshments too. Meet at the park administration building. For more information call the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@novascotia.ca . call the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@novascotia.ca.

 

July-18-15
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
11 AM to 1 PM
Scavenger Hunt & BBQ

Come out and join us for a scavenger hunt and BBQ.  Scavenger hunt starts at 11 AM.  BBQ will be at noon.  Meet at the Beach House.  Pre-registration is required.  Please wear suitable footwear for walking, sunscreen and hat.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  To register contact Deanna Nauss at (902) 648-3540 or email deanna.nauss@novascotia.ca .

 

July-18-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
11 AM to 3 PM
Peacock Party

It is time to visit the park and put on your most colourful clothing.  Try to outshine our proud peacock.  Pin the tail on the peacock, not a real one! Discover the ways our peacocks survive their freedom in the park and use their adaptations to keep safe.  Make a peacock craft and imitate their call.  Regular park admission fees apply.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  For more information email legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 758-5316.

 

July-18-15
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
11 AM to 4 PM
Sand Castle Competition & Cardboard Box Boat Race

Make it a beach day and bring your bathing suit, buckets and shovels!  Create a sand sculpture with your friends or family for the Sand Castle Competition.  Fun to watch, but more fun to participate.  There will also be a variety of beach activities and games for families. Create your own cardboard boat to race in the water (ages 13+) which takes place at 3 PM at the Petite Riviere Channel.  Donations for PRO Kids welcome. Participants are asked to meet near the lifeguard chair.  Dress for weather conditions and bring sunscreen, water and snacks.  Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.  Contact Janice at (902) 527-6717, (902) 541-1343, email jrand@modl.ca  or visit our website at www.modl.ca .  Rain Date: Sunday, July 19 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

 

July-18-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
9:30 AM
Make a Kite Day

Blomidon's annual kite making workshop is fun for children of all ages!  Materials and instruction are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. Meet at the Multi-purpose Building located beside the Comfort Station in the park.  Parental supervision is required.  Bring sunscreen, water and comfortable shoes.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca .

 

July-18-15
McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park
9:30 AM to 5 PM
McNabs Island 25th Anniversary Picnic

Celebrate the Friends of McNabs Island Society's 25th Anniversary with an island picnic on National Parks Day.  Participate in traditional picnic games, and guided history and nature tours.    Meet at Murphy's Cable Wharf, on the Halifax Waterfront before 9:30 AM.  Transportation with A&M Sea Charters from Eastern Passage is also available. Space on the boat is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance through www.ticketatlantic.com or Superstore customer service outlets ($15 member/children; $20 non-member). Dress for weather conditions and wear comfortable footwear to join hikes as some trails are rough.  Bring drinking water, sunscreen, hat and a lunch.   For more information call Faye at (902) 443-1749 or Cathy at (902) 434-2254, email info@mcnabsisland.ca  or visit www.mcnabsisland.ca  for details. Rain Date: Sunday, July 19 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

 

July-18-15
Uniacke Estate Museum Park
9:45 AM
Mount Uniacke Trail Hike

Come celebrate Canada's Parks Day with our annual picnic and hike at Mount Uniacke's historic grounds.  Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate to difficult 10 KM hike suitable for adults only.  This hike is rated 3C - some significant hill or stair climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths).  Hike takes approximately 3 hours with picnic lunch to follow.  We will meet at the Trail Head.   Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and a lunch.  Contact Annette at (902) 462-2394, email checbuctohiking@hotmail.com  or visit www.chc.chebucto.org  for more details.

 

July-19-15
Graves Island Provincial Park
10 AM and 11 AM
Chester-Graves Island Walk and Potluck Picnic

Join the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for a 5 or 10 KM hike.  The 5 KM walk begins at 11 AM and is rated as 2A - some moderate hill or stair climbing and almost entirely on pavement, probably suitable for a baby stroller.  The 10 KM begins at 10 AM and is rated as 2B  - some moderate hill or stair climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on well-groomed trails with very little difficult terrain.  Dress for weather conditions and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snack and a contribution to the potluck picnic.  Meet at the park.  Take Exit 7 from Hwy 103, then Hwy 3 to East Chester and Graves Island Provincial Park. New walkers have 5 free walks.  Club members pay a fee of $2. For the 10 KM please contact Margaret at (902) 454-9280.  For the 5 KM walk, please contact Brenda at (902) 444-0649..

 

July-23-15
The Islands Provincial Park
8:00 PM
Outdoor Movie Night

"Finding Nemo" - join the Municipality of the District of Shelburne for an unique and fun movie experience in the park.  This is for the whole family! Dress for weather conditions and bring a blanket, chair and some munchies.  Meet at the Group Site.  For more information contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 ext 229 or email adedrick@municipalityofshelburne.ca . Rain Date: Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 PM.

 

July-25-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
11 AM to 3 PM
Toad & Frog Day

Did you ever wonder how to tell the difference between toads and frogs.  Come visit with us and find out.   You can hunt for some in their habitat and learn about their life cycles up close. View the toads and frogs on display at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre. Come explore our pseudo pond and make a craft.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca

 

July-25-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
3 PM
Clam Digging

A professional clam digger will explain the life cycle of soft-shelled clams and demonstrate how to legally harvest them. This event is perfect for all ages. Wear old shoes, water shoes or rubber boots. Due to sharp shells, debris and rocks bare feet are not recommended. Remember you will be on mud flats so hats, sunscreen and drinking water are advised. Please bring a bucket and digging tool such as a garden fork or shovel. Meet at the beach parking lot. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. For more information contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@novascotia.ca . Please note that low tide is 2:07 PM 

 

July-25-15
Porters Lake Provincial Park
9 AM
Paddling Adventure

Join Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia for a 7 -8 KM paddle from Porters Lake Provincial Park through Porters Lake Canal - celebrating one hundred years of its existence - to Fishermens Reserve on Three Fathom Harbour.  There will be a chance to walk the canal trails (1 KM)  but no portaging or whitewater.  Dress for weather conditions and bring your own sea kayak, canoe, or SUP, safety gear, food, drinks, sunscreen and insect repellent. Pre-registration is required. For information, contact Dusan at (902) 422-1045 (evenings) or email soudekd@ns.sympatico.ca .   

 

July-25-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
9:45 AM
Taylor Head Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for either a 14 KM or 22 KM hike.  These hikes are suitable for adults and are rated 3C - some significant hill climbing and 4C - a good deal of significant hill climbing, respectively.  A significant part of both walks take place on somewhat difficult terrain(rocky, rooted paths.)  Participants are asked to meet at the trail head - more details on website.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Please bring lunch, snacks, lots of water, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Contact Nancy at (902) 835-5868, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com  or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.

 

July-26-15
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
10 AM
Pennant Point Trail Hike

Join the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for a moderate 2.5 hour hike on trails along the ocean's edge and through some seaside forest and shrubs. This hike is for adults only and is rated 3C - some significant hill or stair climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths). Bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks and lunch. New walkers have 5 free walks and club members pay a fee of $2.  Participants are asked to meet at Crystal Beach Parking lot.  For more information contact Stephen at (902) 423-0760.

 

 

July-26-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
10 AM to 3 PM
Natural History Walk

Join Peter Oickle for the second of two events that focus on natural history of the park.  During this mid-summer outing along the Headland Trail you will have the opportunity to identfy plants and wildlife of the seashore, barren headland, and wetlands of Taylor Head.  We will also examine some of the park's fascinating geological features as we traverse the margin of one of Nova Scotia's most prominent coastal headlands.  This hike will be about five hours long and the trail is challenging in places.   Participants will meet at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.  Bring a lunch, water, binoculars, and wear sturdy footwear.  Contact Warren Parsons at (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca or visit www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

 

July-29-15
Point Michaud Beach
1 PM - 5 PM
Nova Scotia Lifesaving Sport Series Round # 1

Lifeguards from across Nova Scotia will compete in a variety of lifesaving sport events including swimming, running, paddleboard and rescue. Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register contact Julian Zou at (902) 477-6168 or (902) 477-6203.

 

July-31-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
2 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Aboriginal Awareness Program

Friday and Saturday families are invited to join Elders and spiritual leaders, Louise Goodwin & Emile Gautreau at the tipi for a cultural journey through drumming, singing and storytelling.  They will introduce you to many aspects of aboriginal spiritual traditions, legends, share their knowledge of native plants and make spirit dolls.  We will meet at the tipi near the Campground Host site at the park.  Children are to be accompanied by an adult.  Free of charge.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email Melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca  for more information.

 

July-31-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
9 PM to 10:30 PM
Moonlight Tour

Join us in an easy, guided moonlight walk of the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.  Get a nocturnal view of the park and its inhabitants.  The fee is $6 per person.  Cash only.  This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.  Dress for weather conditions.  Please bring water, insect repellent, wear good walking shoes and bring flashlights.  Pre-registration is required.  You must receive confirmation from the park to attend.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  To register email legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 758-5316