Several camping and day-use parks opening Friday

Several camping and day-use parks in Nova Scotia will open Friday, in time for the Victoria Day weekend.

The province says the 2018 season saw a five per cent increase in camper nights booked at 82,422.

Since 2014, bookings have grown by 30 per cent.

The department of Lands and Forestry says alcohol and cannabis will not be permitted at camping parks until July 2nd, at which point alcohol and smoking, including cannabis, are permitted on rented campsites only. 

Alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use is not permitted in day-use parks.


Camping parks opening Friday, May 17:

  • Blomidon, Canning, Kings Co.
  • Cape Chignecto, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co.
  • Ellenwood Lake, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co.
  • Graves Island, East Chester, Lunenburg Co.
  • Porters Lake, Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Rissers Beach, Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co.
  • Thomas Raddall, Port Joli, Queens Co.

Camping parks opening Friday, May 31:

  • Mira River, Albert Bridge, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Camping parks opening Friday, June 7:

  • Amherst Shore, Amherst Shore, Cumberland Co.
  • Battery, St. Peter's, Richmond Co.
  • Boylston, Boylston, Guysborough Co.
  • Caribou-Munroes Island, Caribou, Pictou Co.
  • Dollar Lake, Wyses Corner, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Five Islands, Five Islands, Colchester Co.
  • Laurie, Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Salsman, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co.
  • Smileys, Brooklyn, Hants Co.
  • The Islands, Shelburne, Shelburne Co.
  • Valleyview, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co.
  • Whycocomagh, Whycocomagh, Inverness Co.