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15 new designated provincial parks in N.S.

By Caitlin Snow Feb 14, 2024 | 12:29 PM

There will soon be 15 new provincial parks all over Nova Scotia, with two others expanding.

This will put the province more than halfway to its commitment of having 205 provincial parks.

Minister Tory Rushton says, “Nova Scotia is one of the most beautiful places on earth and they are taking significant steps to protect this beauty for generations to come.”

New and expanded provincial parks:
– Ainslie Point, Inverness County
– Black Duck Cove, Guysborough County
– Cape George, Antigonish County
– Cookville, Lunenburg County
– False Bay, Richmond County
– Five Islands, Colchester County (expansion)
– Gaspereaux River, Cape Breton County
– Herring Cove, Halifax County
– Jerry Lawrence, Halifax County (expansion)
– MacKenzie Beach, Pictou County
– Merigomish, Pictou County
– New Harbour, Guysborough County
– North Mountain, Annapolis County
– Orangedale, Inverness County
– Pomquet, Antigonish County
– Tor Bay, Guysborough County
– Uisge Ban Falls, Victoria County

The province has a goal of protecting 20 per cent of land and water mass by 2030.