Parks Events for 2014


 

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August-01-14
Blomidon Provincial Park
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Glooscap Lives Here

Friday & Saturday afternoon and evenings, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm and 7:00 - 8:30 pm, 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 plant medicines and make spirit dolls with the children. We will meet near the Campground Host site at the park. Check with park office regarding meeting times. Children are to be accompanied by a parent(s). Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.

 

 

August-02-14
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1 PM to 4 PM
Species at Risk Day

We will be drawing your attention to the many animals, birds, reptiles, plants and marine species that are at risk of extinction.  Find out the threats to their survival and play our giant interactive dice game to see if you can help them.  Discover the many ways these species have value.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply.  Contact the Centre at (902) 758-5316, email legacycentre@gov.ns.ca or visit our website at http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca.

 

August-02-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
10 AM
Rock Walk & Talk

Join a rock enthusiast and travel back 200 million years through the park's rock geology, when some rocks and minerals on the beach were first formed. Scramble over the magnificent "Old Wife" rock and behold the layers of time. You may step in mud and climb over rocks, so wear appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Suitable for all ages. Meet at the park beach parking lot. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@gov.ns.ca

 

August-02-14
Smileys Provincial Park
2 PM to 5 PM
Geocaching & GPS

Learn the many uses of GPS units, how to use them and have fun.  The afternoon will involve a treasure hunt for multiple geocaches, inside will be a puzzle piece for your family or yourself to find.  You must collect all of them to put the puzzle together, decode it using the secret code and then find the buried treasure!  You are welcome to bring your own GPS unit to learn to use (you  must be able to enter coordinates).  A limited number of GPS's can be provided.  Pre-registration is required.   Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet by the playground at the shelter in the park. Dress for weather conditions.  You will be walking in a wooded area, so wear appropriate footwear.  Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a GPS unit if you have one.   Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. To register contact Kara at mccurdkl@gov.ns.ca or phone (902) 758-7232.

 

August-02-14
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Campfire Stories

Let's build a campfire and tell some short stories with tales of nature's creatures and more!  Bring your camp chair and meet us at the Beach House at the park.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email naussda@gov.ns.ca or the park at (902) 761-2400 or email ellenwoodpark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-03-14
BLT Trail
10 AM
BLT Rail to Trails Lakeside Hike

Join the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for an easy 6 or 12 km guided walk on BLT Rails to Trails Lakeside.  Both walks are rated 1B and will take place on well-groomed trails with very little more difficult terrain and very little hills.  Dress for weather conditions and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water and a snack.  Meet at the trail parking lot next to the Coca Cola Plant, Lakeside Park Drive in the Lakeside Industrail Park located approximately 1.5 km past Bayers Lake Park on Hwy # 3, turn right at traffic lights.  Please note that a $1 fee will be collected prior to the walk.  Contact Loretta at (902) 434-5991 or Lionel at (902) 466-4421.

 

August-03-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
10 AM
Estuary Trail Adventure

This exciting experience gives hikers the chance to view and explore the Estuary Trail.  The walking conditions will be over roots with some up and down grades, considered a moderate to difficult hike.  Learn some of the incredible cultural and natural history of this area.  Recommended for ages 5 and over.  Dress for weather conditions.  Wear sturdy footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, snack and water.  Pre-registration is required as we will need your contact information to advise you of weather conditions at Five Islands.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  For more information and to register contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-08-14
Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park
5:30 PM
Lawrencetown Headlands Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate 10 km hike.  This hike is suitable for all ages and is rated 2B - a significant part of the walk takes place on well-groomed trails with very little more difficult terrain and with some moderate hill or stair climbing.  Meet at the Lawrencetown Beach parking lot.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Contact Annette at (902) 462-2394, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com, or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.

 

August-08-14
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
9 PM to 10:30 PM
Moonlight Tour

Have you ever heard wolves howl at night?  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 6 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 pre-register email legacycentre@gov.ns.ca or phone (902) 758-5316.

 

August-09-14
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
11 AM and 1:30 PM
Damsels and Dragons

Join NS Department of Natural Resources biologist, Duncan Bayne at 11 AM or 1:30 PM as we explore the fascinating world of damselflies and dragonflies.  Get a rare closer look at these beautiful insects as we search for emerging young larva and observe intricate breeding behaviour of the bright, colourful adult insects.  Rubber boots or water sandals are a good idea but not essential. Bring sun screen, hats, snacks, water and dress for the weather.  Meet at the Beach House.  Contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email naussda@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-09-14
Smileys Provincial Park
2 PM
Homemade Ice Cream

Enjoy a taste of our rich agricultural history and observe how to milk a cow.  Learn the art of making ice cream by hand, the way farmers of this area have done for generations.  We will meet across from the park office.  Dress for weather conditions.  Sponsored by the local Annapolis Valley dairy farmers and NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 757-3131 or smileyspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-09-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
9 AM
Striped Bass Fishing Demonstration

Join an experienced striped bass fisherperson while we fish with the incoming tide from the shore at the park.  These are highly prized fish by anglers because of their feisty nature and size.  Striped bass grow up to 100 cm long and can live for up to 30 years.  The daily bag limit is one striped bass,68 cm(26.8 inches) in length or longer measured from end to end.  We cannot guarantee you will catch a fish but you will have fun trying.  You must pre-register for this event and receive confirmation from park staff in order to attend.  There will be limited fishing gear, so bring your own if you have it. Dress for weather conditions and wear appropriate footwear.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks.  Meet at the park beach parking lot.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park to register at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-10-14
Pomquet Beach Provincial Park
3 PM to 6 PM
Chez Deslauriers Lobster Roll Dinner

Lobster Roll Dinner (with potato salad, green salad, dessert and beverage) for $12 per plate.  Barbeque will also be available.  Dinner will be accompanied by local entertainment, and craft sale. Chez Deslauriers Interpretive Centre outlining the history of Pomquet will be open. The trailhead for the Pomquet Acadian Trails (6 KM of coastal and inland trails)  is located on site and visitors are welcome to explore this trail system.  Sponsored by the Pomquet Development Society.  Contact Colette at (902) 386-2139 or email colette.rennie260@gmail.com.

 

August-11-14
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
9:30 AM to 4 PM
Summer Day Camp - Shubenacadie Youth in Nature Club (SYNC)

The beautiful provincial wildlife park offers the perfect outdoor location to learn about nature and wildlife for children ages 7 - 12.  Children can be registered for the day or the whole week. The cost is $30 per day for 1 child or $140 for the week.  We offer physical activity along with mental and social stimulation in an educational and recreational program to encourage a lifelong enjoyment of nature.  All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the day.  Camps will be run by experienced outdoor educators trained in First Aid and CPR.  The ratio of leaders to campers is approximately 1 to 8 with a minimum of 6 campers and a maximum of 16.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  To pre-register contact the park at  (902) 758-5316, email legacycentre@gov.ns.ca or visit http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca.

 

August-13-14
Blomidon Provincial Park
TBA
Touch the Sky

Kites, kites and kites are wonderful!! This is the opinion of Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon.   On good days, when the wind is steady and strong you will find him in the park with a number of kites that will Touch the Sky.  He will be able to give you tips on kite flying so that it is safe and joyful.  Don't be shy and come talk to him.  He has hundreds of kite stories.  Henry and his wife Bev have been regular visitors to Blomidon and consider the park one of the best places in the world to fly a kite.  Wind Conditions are usually better in the afternoon but this depends on the weather.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress for weather conditions and bring your own kite.  Meet at the Multi-purpose building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park on August 12th for event time as it is dependent on wind conditions.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.  Rain date is Thursday, August 14.

 

August-15-14
Blomidon Provincial Park
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories and Woodcraft

Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon will be presenting legends of the Iroquois at the campfire.  He will be speaking about his childhood on the Six Nation Indian Reserve near Brantford Ontario.  You'll hear the stories his grandparents told him and the things he learned about the world.  He will also include the stories of Nova Scotia as the Iroquois knew it.  It will be an evening of magic and traditional knowledge.  Join him by the campfire at the Campground Host site.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-15-14
The Islands Provincial Park
TBA
Shelburne Kayak Festival

The third Annual Shelburne Kayak Festival will be a weekend full of fun events from  on the water and on land. The events will take place from Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17th.   The Festival will include workshops, kayaking instruction, displays, social events, campfires, kayaking on the harbour, tours and more.  If you want to take part in the clinics, workshops and/or guided tours you are required to bring a kayak with you.  There will be limited kayaks on site; most will be used for demo and for people to try out in our "open water sessions". If you don't have a boat, or dont want to bring your own, please reserve your kayak rental early!  See website for rental info.  Please bring clothing appropriate for kayaking as well as a change of clothes.  Pre-registration required and Kayak Festival fees are posted on-line at www.shelburnekayakfestival.ca.  Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by the Town of Shelburne.  For more information or to pre-register contact Jerry at (902) 875-3873, (902) 875-2991, or email jlocke@town.shelburne.ns.ca.

 

August-16-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
A Walking Tour of the Rocks and Landforms of Five Islands Provincial Park

Five Islands Provincial Park preserves rocks from the age of dinosaurs 190 million years ago.  This part of ancient Nova Scotia was a deep rift valley with a hot, dry climate punctuated with enough rainfall to produce short-lived lakes and large rivers.  Huge volumes of flood basalts covered most of the area of the park and the Bay of Fundy.  The rocks record a time when southern Nova Scotia was almost pulled away from Northern Nova Scotia along a large rift valley.  The landforms in the park were later sculpted by huge glaciers that only recently melted, around 10,000 years ago.  Then the awesome Fundy tides finished the work on the landscape.  Join Dr. Howard Donohoe, a retired DNR geologist, as he interprets the 200 million year history of Five Islands Provincial Park, from the age of dinosaurs to the last period of glaciation to the present day.  The length of the walk is about 2 hours along a sandy beach.  Walking is easy to moderate.  Families and individuals are welcome.  Wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops) and weather appropriate clothing.  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Meet at the Five Island Park beach parking lot. Sponsored by the Fundy Geological Museum.  Contact Howard at (902) 422-3486 or email hvdonohoe@bellaliant.net.

 

August-16-14
Labrador Castle Trail
10 AM
Labrador Castle Trail

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate 10 km group hike suitable for all ages.  This hike is rated as 3C - some significant hill climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain(rocky,rooted paths).  Take exit 7 off Hwy 103, turn left at base of exit ramp to wasteland area where parking is available.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking boots or shoes.  Bring sunscreen, snacks, lunch and lots of water.  Contact Jim at (902) 469-2690, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.

 

August-16-14
The Islands Provincial Park
10 AM to12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM
Kayak - Try It Event

Come out and give kayaking a try as part of the Shelburne Kayak Festival.  Come dressed to be active and wear footwear and clothing that can get wet.  Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.  Meet at the boat ramp in the park.  Kayaks, paddles and PFD's available for use.  Qualified instructors and lifeguards will be on site. Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.   Contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (902) 875-3544 Extension 229, or email adedrick@municipalityofshelburne.ca..

 

August-16-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
11 AM
Tidal Pool Exploration

This exciting experience involves investigating the life in our tidal pools 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@gov.ns.ca.  Please note that low tide is at 12 PM. 

 

August-16-14
Martinique Beach Provincial Park
11 AM - 5 PM
Lifesaving Sport Series Round 3

Open to Lifesaving Society certified individuals who will compete in a variety of lifesaving events: Surf ski race, 2 km run, oceanman(woman) relay, run-swim-run and board race. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $15.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.  To pre-register contact www.nsls.ns.ca or call Julian at (902) 477-6168.

 

August-16-14
Smileys Provincial Park
2 PM
Gold Panning

Come try your hand at gold panning and maybe even find some gold! Join park staff for this fun and informative introductory event.  Pans are limited, so if you have your own (a frisbee works well), please bring it along.  Dress for weather conditions and to get wet as this event takes place in the river!  Meet at the swimming hole in Birch Loop. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 757-3131 or smileyspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-16-14
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
6 PM to 8 PM
Drumming with Jacklyn d'Entremont

Join Jacklyn for some Mi'kmaq drumming.  You will learn about the traditions of drumming and the Mi'kmaq.  We will also explore some of the lore of Mi'kmaq.  Bring along your camp chair and enjoy an evening of drumming!  Meet at the Beach House. Sponsored by The Friends of Ellenwood Lake Park. Contact Wendy at (902) 881-2566 or email cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca.

 

August-19-14
Blomidon Provincial Park
7 PM
Campfire Stories and Woodcraft with Henry Lickers

Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon will be presenting legends of the Iroquois at the campfire.  He will be speaking about his childhood on the Six Nation Indian Reserve near Brantford Ontario.  You'll hear the stories his grandparents told him and the things he learned about the world.  He will also include the stories of Nova Scotia as the Iroquois knew it.  It will be an evening of magic and traditional knowledge.  Join him by the campfire at the campground host site.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-22-14
The Islands Provincial Park
8 PM to 11 PM
Nighttime Escapades

Come out and experience the park at night!   We will be playing games and having fun in the dark including a campfire, stories, jokes and s'mores.  Suitable for ages 7 years and up.  Dress to be active and for weather conditions.  Bring sturdy footwear for running, jumping and something that can get wet, no flip flops or sandals please.  Pre-registration is required.  Meet by the entrance to the park.  Please note that there is a registration fee of $8 each or $12 per family.  Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation & Parks.  To pre-register contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 Ext 229 or email sumrec@municipalityofshelburne.ca.

 

August-23-14
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1 PM to 4 PM
No Slandering of the Snakes

We are seriously celebrating snakes with displays, a colouring contest, and make your own snake with a recycled tie.    Learn about Nova Scotia's five species of non-poisonous snakes and meet some personally.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply and there will be a $3 fee to make the snake craft.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the centre by email at  legacycentre@gov.ns.ca or (902) 758-5316 or visit http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca.

 

August-23-14
Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park
10 AM
Pennant Point Spine Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a 12 km hike.  Suitable for all ages.  This hike is rated 3C- some significant hill climbing with a significant part of the walk taking place on somewhat difficult terrain (rock/rooted paths). Hike takes approximately 3 - 4 hours.  We will meet at the main parking lot.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and a lunch.  Contact Judy at (902) 462-1458, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com or visit www.chc.chebucto.org. 

 

August-23-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
7 PM
Clam Digging

Join us for a clam digging demonstration at Five Islands Beach.  Learn how to dig for clams with a professional clam digger and learn about the intriguing life cycle of the soft -shelled clam.  This event is perfect for all ages.  Wear old shoes, water shoes or rubber boots (bare feet is not recommended) as there will be some mud and water involved.  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 the NS Department of Natural Resources.  For more information contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

 

August-23-14
Smileys Provincial Park
TBA
Nova East Astronomy Star Pary

This is the annual camping and observing weekend for the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  There will be various sessions throughout the day on how to use a telescope, astrophotography, as well as talks by guest speakers.  In the evening there will observing sessions scheduled with the public invited until 12 midnight (weather permitting).  Pre-registration is required and participation fees will be collected.($30.00/family).  Please note that regular camping fees also apply.  For more information and to pre-register contact Blair at b.macdonald@ns.sympatico.ca.  Please check at the tent site for free public sessions & viewing.  

 

August-24-14
Taylor Head Provincial Park
10 AM to 3 PM
Natural History Walk

Join Peter Oickle, a seasoned hiking guide with experience in operating hiking tours in both Canada and Scotland. During the hike on the Headland Trail, you will have the opportunity to identify flowers, plants, birds and geological formations. The Taylor Head trails offer amazing vistas of the ocean, coastal wetlands and bogs. You will also see where people had houses and built rock walls.  This walk will go rain or shine and is suitable for adults only. Dress for weather conditions.  Bring snacks, lunch, water, hot drink, hiking sneakers or boots. Hikers will meet at the kiosk at the last parking lot at Taylor Head Provincial Park. Sponsored by Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park. Contact www.friendsoftaylorhead.com or Warren Parsons at (902) 772-2207 for more information.

 

August-24-14
Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
9 AM to 5 PM
36th Annual Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition

This sandcastle & sand sculpturing contest attracts 12,000 people every year to the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.  There are cash prizes for various categories, live music, vendors, First Aid personnel and lifeguards on site.  There is an on-site shuttle service to transport people to and from the beach after the park opens at 9 AM.  Dress for weather conditions.  Bring beach attire, sneakers, change of clothes, sunscreen, towel, water for hydration, a snack, a positive attitude and your sand building tools and skills.  Please note that there is a cost of $10 to register for the sandcastle contest.  Meet at the beach by the large white information tent at the main boardwalk.  This event date is rain or shine. Sponsored by the Halifax Regional Muncipality.  Contact Paul at (902) 490-6979, (902) 490-6776 or email forrestp@halifax.ca.  Visit  www.clamharboursandcastle.ca.

 

August-30-14
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1 PM to 4 PM
Interesting Insect Day

Learn to look closer at the fascinating lives of insects.  Grow a grasshopper or make a water strider.  Try our insect identification activity and marvel at our insect display case with its incredible collection.  Discover how insects help humans! Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply.  Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact  email legacycentre@gov.ns.ca, phone (902) 758-5316 or visit http://wildlifepark.gov.ns.ca.

 

August-30-14
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
12 PM
Lunch on the Beach

Join the Thomas Raddall Provincial Park staff as they host an invitation to "Lunch on the beach".  Come and enjoy a free BBQ with hot dogs and cold drinks!  Meet at Scotch Point(campers beach).  Lunch is on us as we celebrate this Labour Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, hats, water and lots of enthusiasm! Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-30-14
Smileys Provincial Park
2 PM
Mountain Biking Basics

An introduction to the sport of mountain biking.  Learn about safety, technical skills, ride preparation, trail etiquette, local trails and clubs.  Technical skills will be practiced such as: positioning, turning, riding obstacles, up and downhill techniques, followed by a short beginner level group ride on Smileys Provincial Park trails. This event is suitable for children/youth 9+ years of age and adults.  Participants will meet at the picnic park by playground.  Everyone is to have their own bike, mandatory helmet, water, comfortable clothing, cycling gloves, snacks, running or cycling shoes.  Sponsored by the Annapolis Valley Moutain Bike Association.  Contact Carolyn at (902) 690-5896 or email c.towell@hotmail.com.

 

August-30-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
7:30 PM
Bear/Coyote - The Facts versus the Fiction

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
Join retired wildlife technician, Jenny Costelo, for an informative slide presentation and talk about our bear and coyote biology.  Jenny spent many years during her career working with bears and coyotes.  She has a profound respect and admiration for the intelligence and ingenuity of these two often misunderstood mammals.  Suitable for all ages.  Bring a lawn chair and insect repellent and meet at the park office.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email fiveislandspark@gov.ns.ca.

 

August-30-14
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
TBA ( Low tide)
Beach Day at Thomas Raddall

The park staff at Thomas Raddall are hosting their annual sand sculpture contest.  This year it will be held at Scotch Point Beach and is a kids only event. Prizes will be awarded.  Please note only one entry per campsite. Timing of the sculpture contest depends on low tide.  Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather.  Bring beach attire, towels, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks and sand sculpture building tools.  Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902)683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@gov.ns.ca. 

 

August-31-14
Five Islands Provincial Park
10 AM
Rock Walk & Talk

Let's do some time travelling! Join a rock enthusiast and travel back 200 million years through the park's rock geology, when some rocks and minerals on the beach were first formed.  Scramble over the magnificent "Old Wife" rock and behold the layers of time.  You may step in mud and climb over rocks, so wear appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.  This event is 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@gov.ns.ca.
 

 

 

August-31-14
Uniacke Estate Museum Park
10 AM
Uniacke Estate Trail Hike

Join the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for a 5 or 11 km hike.  The 5 km is rated as 2B - takes place on well groomed trails, with very little hills.  The 11 km 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). We will meet at the Uniacke Estates parking lot.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shores or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water, and lunch/snacks. Contact Iain Allen at (902) 402-5166 or Albert Dorey at (902) 443-1271.