Designation of Owls Head Provincial Park


The province designates Owls Head as Nova Scotia’s next provincial park.

Natural Resources and Renewable Energy Minister Tory Rushton announced today, June 14, the protection of 266 hectares of Crown land at Owls Head, Little Harbour, Halifax Regional Municipality.

“The designation of this land as a provincial park is a clear indication of our promise to protect more land in Nova Scotia,” said Minister Rushton. “We are committed to being transparent and giving the public the opportunity to have their say on how public lands are used, managed and protected.

The Crown Lands include a variety of coastal heaths and wetlands and exceptional topography of rocky ridges. Owls Head is home to the Piping Plover and Barn Swallow, two species at risk.

The Department will manage Owls Head as a natural park. The public will have access, but there will be no services, such as garbage collection, or facilities such as washrooms and parking areas.

Fast facts:

  • designation of Crown land as Owls Head Provincial Park contributes to the province’s goal of protecting 20% ​​of Nova Scotia’s land and water mass by 2030
  • the new park is made up of Crown land totaling 266 hectares and includes three islands
  • some surveying and paperwork is required before the designation is complete



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