NS Parks and Campgrounds Prepare to Open
Nova Scotia's provincial parks and campgrounds are set to reopen in June with new measures in place to ensure Nova Scotians can safely enjoy their visits.
The Shubenacadie wildlife park will reopen Monday with reduced visitor capacity and modified hours to allow added time for cleaning. The park will open 9 to 6 daily, with the final admissions at 5:30 pm.
A one-way route around the park is marked with arrows. Some trails will be closed. Visitors cannot feed the park animals.
Portable washrooms, including accessible facilities, and canteen service will be available.
Provincial campgrounds will open June 15, also at a reduced capacity. The number of campsites has been cut by 30 per cent to ensure physical distancing. Campers can expect more frequent cleaning of common areas, signs to promote physical distancing, and changes to the on-site check-in process to minimize physical contact with park employees.
Provincial campgrounds will only be open to Nova Scotians. Reservations from out of province visitors will not be accepted in accordance with public health orders. Only registered campers will be allowed to enter campgrounds.
Playgrounds and group facilities will remain closed until public health restrictions are lifted. Group camping sites, yurts, and cabins will remain closed this season.
Additional information is available at the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website: https://parks.novascotia.ca/.
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