Parks Events for 2015


 

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August-01-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
11 AM
Kluskap's Campsite - Myth and History

Come along for a short hike and learn about the Mi'kmaq god who calls this place home.  From his feuds with Giant Beaver, to the origins of the Minas Basin tides, hear how Kluskap used his strength, wit and power to protect the Mi'kmaq people and create many of the familiar landscape features of Nova Scotia.  Mi'kmaq oral history and narrative will be explored as we walk through the place where Kluskap started and ended many of his journeys.  Plants, animals and geological features encountered on this tour will all help to illuminate the reasons why Cape Blomidon is the home of Kluskap and has been considered sacred for thousands of years.  Bring sturdy footwear, an open mind and a love of nature and history. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat and water. All ages are welcome.  Pets are welcome on leash. Meet at the parkng lot beside the campground administration building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  For more information contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.

 

August-01-15
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. 

 

August-01-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
9 PM
What's Up in the Sky? Astronomy Night

Join the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society  for an Astronomy Night.  Some details for this event are not available at this time.  Please check www.friendsoftaylorhead.com in early August.  Participants are asked to meet at the Park Keepers Building on the Taylor Head Park Road, 2 KM from entrance gate on Highway 7.  For more information contact Warren at (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca.

 

August-02-15
BLT Rails to Trails
10 AM
BLT Rails to Trails - Lakeside Hike

Join the Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for a 6 KM or 12 KM hike.  These hikes are rated 1B - very little hill or stair climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on well-groomed trails with very little difficult terrain.  Both hikes are easy walks for families and adults.  Dress for weather conditions and bring sturdy walking shoes or boots.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snack.  Meet at the trail parking lot next to the Coca Cola Plant; Lakeside Park Drive, Lakeside Industrial Park.  New walkers have 5 free walks.  Club members pay a fee of $2. For information call Loretta at (902) 434-5991 or Lionel at (902) 466-4421.  

 

August-08-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
10 AM to NOON
Beginner Shorebird Walk

Join a free and fun beginner's shorebird walk with a Bird Studies Canada Biologist. We will explore the fascinating world of shorebirds and heir remarkable migration on one of the southwest Nova SCotia's most beautiful beaches! We will share identification tips and resources. Bird sightings from our walk wil l be shared on ebird.org to support science and conservation. Please note that regular camping fees apply. Meet at the Trail Head Building.Sponsored by Bird Studies Canada and the NS Department Natural Resources. Contact the park at 902-683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca.

 

August-08-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
11 AM to 3 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 in Nova Scotia.  By viewing a display of exotic species at risk from other lands the world wide issues of all animals will be instilled.  Learn the threats to their survival and play our species at risk obstacle course.  Meet at the Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Please note that regular park admission fees apply.  For more information contact the Centre at (902) 758-5316 or email legacycentre@novascotia.ca.

 

August-08-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
3 PM
Clam Digging

Join us for the gathering of the clams. 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 2:18 PM 

 

August-08-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
3 PM
Learn to Tie Dye with Hannah

Join park staff Hannah Malloy for an afternoon of tie dying. Don't forget to bring a white shirt, towel, socks, pillowcase or whatever item you wish to dye! Fun for the whole family! Please noe that regular camping fees apply Mee at the Trail Head Building sponsored by NS Department Natural Resources. Contact the park at 902-683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca.

 

August-08-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
9 AM to 2 PM
Birdwatching Walk

Join the Nova Scotia Bird Society and the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society for a joint hike as they hike the Spry Bay Trail in the morning and eat lunch beside Powers Pond.  We will watch ( in the protected area across Powers Pond) nesting and brooding Common Tern, Cormorants, Eiders, Willets, and Spotted Sandpipers.  Migrating Whimbrels should be present along with other waders.  Terrain is rugged so sturdy boots are recommended.  Bring a hearty lunch, water and proper footwear.  You will have the option of a second walk to the scenic headland on the Headland Trail after lunch.  For more information contact Jim Cameron at (902) 885-2970 or email jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca or Warren Parsons at (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca or visit www.friendsoftaylorhead.com.  No rain date.

 

August-08-15
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
9 AM to 5 PM
Nova Scotia Lifesaving Sport League Round # 2

Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards will be competing in various Lifesaving Sport Events.  The competition includes swimming, running, rescue and lifesaving craft events.  Pre-registraton is required with a registration fee of $20/person.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.  To pre-register contact Paul at (902) 477-6155 or (902) 477-6203 or email paul.deon@nsls.ns.ca or visit www.nsls.ns.ca.

 

August-08-15
Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area
9:45 AM
Kearney and Charlies Lake Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club on a moderate 10 KM hike. 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). Participants are asked to meet at the trail head.  Refer to the website for more details.  Dress for weather conditions.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent and hiking shoes or boots.  Contact Marlene Connors at (902) 835-5446

 

August-09-15
Taylor Head Provincial Park
9 AM to 5 PM
Guided Hike

Are you tired of hiking alone?  Join the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society to hike one of the most spectacular parks in the province.  This park, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean has approximately 16 KM of hiking trails.  We will leave the trailhead at the parking lot and hike the Bull Beach Trail (7km) returning by the access road to the parking trailhead.  At that time depending on interest, we will continue our walk to the headland (9km) on the Headland Trail.  The total hike will take about 8 hours and portions of the trail are difficult.  Come equipped with lots of water, sunscreen, a hat, lunch and equipment suitable for continuous exercise over difficult terrain.  For more information contact Jim Cameron (902) 885-2970 or email jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca; Warren Parsons (902) 772-2207 or email rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca; or visit www.friendsoftaylorhead.com.

 

August-11-15
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
1 PM to 3 PM
Damsels and Dragons

Join NS Department of Natural Resources biologist, Duncan Bayne 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 the intricate breeding behavior of the bright and 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.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email deanna.nauss@novascotia.ca

 

August-11-15
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
12 PM
Paddle to the Perseids

This is a two day event starting August 11 at 12 PM to August 13 at 11 AM.  Join "The Song of the Paddle" guides at beautiful Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park for our first annual "Paddle to the Perseids" summer event! "Rain or shine" enjoy two days and two nights of fun-filled camping at the park with your family and gather with our guides after supper each night for music, story-telling and an information session on the Perseid Meteor Shower as we wait for the sun to set and the night show to begin...  Weather permitting, darkness will find registered event participants heading out onto the water with our guides to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower from the comfort of their kayak or canoe in Canada's newest "Dark Sky Preserve"!  Bring your own boat or rent one from The Song of the Paddle and prepare for the best light show that Mother Nature can provide against a backdrop of some of the darkest night skies in the world.  Meet at the Beach House.  Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  To pre-register contact Deanna at (902) 648-3540 or email deanna.nauss@novascotia.ca.

 

August-11-15
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
9:30 AM to 4 PM
How the Wildlife Park Works Day Camp

An opportunity for  children ages 7 to 12 years old to join Shubenacadie Youth in Nature Club (SYNC) as we explore the workings of the park behind the scenes.  Where do the animals come from?  What kind of enclosure do they live in and why? How big are they? What kind of food do they eat and where does the food come from? What shelter do they need? Do they live alone or in groups? Who looks after the animals? 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. Cost is $30/person for the day.  Pre-registration is required.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resoruces.  For more information or to pre-register email: legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 758-5316.

 

August-12-15
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.   We'll be doing lots of games and songs with our Teddy Bear friends.  This event is designed for children ages 2 to 6 years and they must be accompanied by an adult.  Parent/adult participation is encouraged. A light snack will be provided to enjoy picnic style.  Make sure you bring your teddy bears as well as hats, sunscreen and water.  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, August 13 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

August-14-15
Hemlock Ravine Trail
5:15 PM
Hemlock Ravine Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club on a  moderate 10 KM hike. This hike 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.   Participants are asked to meet at the trail head.  Refer to the website for more details.   Dress for weather conditions.  Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent and hiking shoes or boots.  Contact Colin and Ellen Darlington  at (902) 445-5447 or email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com or visit www.chc.chebucto.org

 

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

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 Campground Host site or if raining it will be by the wood stove inside the Multi-purpose Building.  Dress for weather conditions and bring a camp chair.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.

 

August-14-15
Smileys Provincial Park
TBA
Nova East Astronomy Star Party

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 be observing sessions scheduled with the public invited until 12 midnight ( weather permitting).  Pre-registration is required and participation fees will be collected ($30/family.  Please note that regular camping fees also apply.  For more information and to pre-register contact Paul at snpgray@gmail.com.  Please check at the tent site for free public sessions and viewing.

 

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

The fourth Annual Shelburne Kayak Festival will be a weekend full of fun events from on the water and on land.  The events will take place throughout the weekend.  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 and required safety gear 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 don't want to bring your own, please reserve your kayak rental early!  See website for rental information.  Please bring clothing appropriate for kayaking as well as a change of clothes.  Pre-registration is required. 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-15-15
The Islands Provincial Park
10 AM to 12 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 launch 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-15-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
11 AM
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.  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.  This was truly a land of contrast 190 million years ago - gangs of dinosaurs, floods of basalt, floods of water, and deserts.  Come hear how dinosaurs lived and how glaciers changed the land. The length of the walk is about 2 hours along a sandy beach.  Walking is 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 11 AM at the day-use beach next to change houses.  Sponsored by the Fundy Geological Museum.  Contact Howard at (902) 422-3486 or email hvdonohoe@bellaliant.net.

 

August-15-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories

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 Campground Host site or if raining it will be by the woodstove inside the multipurpose building. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca

 

August-16-15
Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
9 AM to 5 PM
37th Annual Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition

This sandcastle and 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  there is a fee of $10 for adult groups to participate in the competition and no fee for children or youth.  Registration tent will be available onsite as soon as you step onto the beach. This event  is rain or shine.  Sponsored by Halifax Regional Muncipality.  For more information please visit  www.clamharboursandcastle.ca.

 

August-17-15
Blomidon Provincial Park
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories

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 Campground Host site or if raining it will be by the wood stove inside the Multi-purpose Building.  Dress for weather conditions and bring a camp chair.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.

 

August-17-15
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 to 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.  For more information or to pre-register email legacycentre@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 758-5316

 

August-18-15
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. Henry and Bev journey from Ontario to Nova Scotia each summer to camp and fly their many unique and beautiful kites at Blomidon Park.  Morning and afternoon, whenever the air is "fresh" Henry will be flying so bring your kites and a picnic and get a few tips on kite flying so that it is safe and joyful.  You've never flown a kite 'till you've flown it from the top of Cape Blomidon!   Dress for weather conditions, bring your own kite, wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, bring water and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the parking lot beside the Campground Administration Building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park on August 17th for event time as it is dependent on wind conditions.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.  

 

August-21-15
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 at the Main Lodge at the park.  Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation & Parks.  To pre-register contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 Ext 229 or email adedrick@municipalityofshelburne.ca.

 

August-22-15
Martinique Beach Provincial Park
10 AM to 5 PM
Lifesaving Sport Series Round # 3

Open to Lifesaving Society certified individuals who will compete in a variety of lifesaving sport events.  The competition include swimming, running, rescue and lifesaving craft events. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $20/person.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. Bring warm clothes, swimwear, sunscreen, and water.  To pre-register contact Paul at paul.deon@nsls.ns.ca or (902) 477-6155 or (902) 477-6203.   

 

August-22-15
Hirtles Beach Provincial Park
10:45 AM
Gaff Point/Hirtles Beach Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club on a moderate to difficult 10 KM hike. This hike is rated for Adults only and rated as 3C – some significant hill or stair climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths.   Participants are asked to meet at the trail head.  Refer to the website for more details.   Dress for weather conditions.  Bring water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent and hiking shoes or boots.  Contact Helga Guderley and John Himmelman at (902) 820-2979 or email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com or visit www.chc.chebucto.org

 

August-22-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
11 AM
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 that low tide is 12:36 PM.

 

August-22-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
2:30 PM
Team Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a team of 3-5 people (all ages welcome) and join us for an afternoon of fun that will take you all over the park. Don't foreget to bring a camera or cell phone to take photos! Team with the highest score wins a prize! Please note that regular camping fees apply. Meet at the Trail Head Building.Sponsored by the NS Department Natural Resources. Contact the park at 902-683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca

 

August-22-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
8 PM
Interesting Facts about the Black Bear

Join park staff Jessie and Chris for an interactive presentation on Black Bears.  Learn more about their habitat as well as some interesting facts about them.   Learn some practical tips to make your camping experience more enjoyable.  Participants are asked to meet at the Trail Head Building.  For more information, contact the Park at (902) 683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca..

 

August-27-15
The Islands Provincial Park
8:30 PM
Outdoor Movie Night -RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 20TH

Join the Muncipality of the District of Shelburne for movie night in the park - "Guardians of the Galaxy".  Bring a blanket, chair and some munchies for an unique and fun movie experience.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.  For further information, contact Adam at (902) 875-3544 ext 229 or email adedrick@municipalityof shelburne.ca

 

August-28-15
Martinique Beach Provincial Park
8 AM to 5 PM
Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championship

Lifeguards from across Canada will be competing in various Lifesaving Sport Events.  The competition include swimming, running, rescue and lifesaving craft events. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $90 per person.  Bring warm clothes, swimwear, sunscreen and water.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.  To pre-register contact Paul at paul.deon@nsls.ns.ca or call (902) 477-6155.

 

August-29-15
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
6 PM
Tree and Plant ID Walk

Join park staff for an evening hike to learn about different plant and tree species in the park. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear for walking. Please note that regular camping fees apply. Meet at the start of the Historic Port Joli Road Trail across from campsite # 65. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the NS Department Natural Resources. Contact the park at 902-683-2664 or email thomasraddallpark@novascotia.ca

 

August-29-15
Martinique Beach Provincial Park
8 AM to 5 PM
Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championship

Lifeguards from across Canada will be competing in various Lifesaving Sport Events.  The competition include swimming, running, rescue and lifesaving craft events. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $90 per person.  Bring warm clothes, swimwear, sunscreen and water.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.  To pre-register contact Paul at paul.deon@nsls.ns.ca or call (902) 477-6155.

 

August-29-15
Five Islands Provincial Park
9:30 AM
Striped Bass Fishing Demonstration - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED

 

August-30-15
Uniacke Estate Museum Park
10 AM
Uniacke Estate Museum Trails Walk

Join Dartmouth Volksmarch Club for a 6 KM or 12 KM hike through the park.  The 6 KM is rated 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.  The 12 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).  Participants are asked to meet at Uniacke Estate Visitors Parking lot on Old Highway # 1.  New walkers have 5 free walks. Club members pay a fee of $2.   Please bring water, sunscreen, hiking shoes or boots and snacks.  Contact Iain (12 KM) at (902) 402-5166 or Nancy(6 KM) (902) 835-0162

 

August-30-15
Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park
8 AM to 5 PM
Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championship

Lifeguards from across Canada will be competing in various lifesaving sport events.  The competition include swimming, running, rescue and lifesaving craft events. Pre-registration is required.  Fee is $90 per person.  Bring warm clothes, swimwear, sunscreen and water.  Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.  To pre-register contact Paul at paul.deon@nsls.ns.ca or call (902) 477-6155.