The 2022 summer visitor season officially kicks off at Parks Canada places in mainland Nova Scotia!

  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site – new signature exhibition:
    Fortress Halifax: A city shaped by conflict chronicles the history of Kjipuktuk, from its settlement as “Halifax” in 1749, to the mosaic of a city it is today. The exhibit tells fascinating stories of the people here – the Mi’kmaq and settlers from British, French, Acadian, Black Loyalist and other immigrant cultures, told through the lens of the four forts that stood atop from Citadel Hill. Visitors of all ages will appreciate the accessible and experiential nature of this multi-room exhibit. Open season May 7.
  • Georges Island National Historic Site – opening weekend, June 11 to October 9:
    Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this special gem located in the heart of Kjipuktuk, ‘the big harbour’. Enjoy panoramic views from a new perspective and immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax with a guided tour. The tray George Island is available for booking now with Ambassatours! The season opens June 11.
  • Kejimkujik National Park and national historic sitenew and recently improved trails:
    The new Ukme’k Multi-Use Trail, which means “crooked” in Mi’kmaw, meanders along the Mersey River, connecting the campground to popular day-use areas. Visitors will enjoy 6.3 km of twists and turns with optional mountain biking options, crossing the new Mill Falls Bridge and Rainbow Crosswalk included. Rentals available onsite at Whynot Adventure, the Keji Outfitters. Kejimkujik Coastal National Park, on the Atlantic coast, offers a wild and isolated coastline with white sand and turquoise water. The newly revitalized Port Joli Head Trail will reopen in June after extensive trail work that will help mitigate future damage from climate change.
  • Port-Royal National Historic Site and Fort Anne National Historic Site guides are your key;
    • To Royal Porta new immersive an experience will be offered called A meeting with the governor. Visitors assume the role of a new settler who arrives at the Habitation to receive his work orders. What better way to understand the life of a settler and his relationship with the Mi’kmaq. The season opens May 20.
    • To Fort Anne, Acadian Tours and Fortification Vauban Excursions are offered daily, while White Glove Towers from the vast collection of artifacts can be pre-booked in advance. The season opens May 20.

Parks Canada The places provide the perfect setting for memorable and safe experiences. Whether they’re looking for adventure, fun for the whole family, a chance to explore nature and history, or a break from the everyday, there are countless unique experiences to suit. to the needs of each visitor.

The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit, and what services may be available. Visitors are urged to plan ahead by checking the website before traveling, heed the advice of public health experts, and follow all signage and directions from site employees.


“As Canadians, we are fortunate to live in a country with such diverse landscapes and rich history. Each of the protected areas in Parks Canada’s network of places is an ideal gateway to discover, learn and connect with natural and cultural heritage. As summer approaches, I encourage all Canadians to get out and walk in the footsteps of history and reap the significant physical and mental benefits of being outdoors.

The Honorable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada

“Parks Canada prides itself on providing high quality and meaningful visitor experiences across the country. The Parks Canada team works extremely hard to ensure that each person leaves with memories that will last a lifetime. We are thrilled to welcome back and returning visitors to national parks and national historic sites this season, to help them make new memories and experience all that these treasured places have to offer. »

Ron Hallman
President and CEO, Parks Canada

Fast facts

  • Electric vehicle charging stations are available for visitors at the Halifax Citadel NHS, Kejimkujik NPNHS (visitor center) and Fort Anne NHS.
  • The Parks Canada Discovery Pass provides unlimited access for a full year to over 80 destinations across the country. Visitors can purchase their Parks Canada Discovery Passes online, onsite and at partner retailers across the country.

Related links

SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: Kaitlin Power, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-230-1557, [email protected]; Media Relations, Parks Canada Agency, 855-862-1812, [email protected]; Alicia Brett, Communications Officer, Mainland Nova Scotia, Parks Canada, 902-478-5146, [email protected]


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