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Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites
Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3.
With further easing of public health restrictions, the province will also open more than 300 additional campsites at provincial parks for bookings on Monday, July 6. Reservations will open at set times throughout the day. A schedule of which campgrounds open their reservations and at what time is posted on the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website.
“Opening the Atlantic bubble allows more people to travel and vacation in Nova Scotia,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Camping season is the perfect time to get outside and spend time in nature. We can increase capacity at our campgrounds and still ensure a safe distance between campsites is maintained so everyone can enjoy camping in our province.”
Only registered campers can enter provincial campgrounds. Campers must have a confirmed reservation before arriving.
Other safety measures in place include frequent cleaning of common areas, signs to promote physical distancing and other healthy practices and changes to the on-site check-in process to minimize physical contact with park employees. A full list of visitor restrictions is found on the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website.
— interprovincial travel within the Atlantic provinces, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, is permitted beginning today
— comfort stations will increase daily operating hours and playgrounds are starting to open
— group camping sites, yurts and cabins will be closed this season
— private campgrounds can operate at 100 per cent capacity and must continue to follow their sector plan
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website: http://parks.novascotia.ca/
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