Originally published here by the Government of Nova Scotia on October 28, 2022

For the second year in a row, Nova Scotia’s provincial parks have broken their record for the highest number of camper nights.

Camping parks hosted 99,304 paid overnight stays in 2022, an increase of nine per cent from 2021. About 1.5 million people visited camping and day-use parks, up by about 200,000 from last year.

“Nova Scotia has a world-class provincial parks system that continues to be discovered by our residents and visitors from around the globe,” said Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton. “It’s wonderful to see yet another record-breaking year for our parks and that numbers were up despite park closures and cancelled reservations due to hurricane Fiona.”

Also this year, three more areas were approved to be provincial parks: Owls Head, Dunns Beach and Monks Head are currently in the formal designation process.

Quick Facts:

  • there are 20 camping parks and 111 day-use and beach parks in Nova Scotia
  • 63 per cent of this year’s camping park visitors were from Nova Scotia, 27 per cent came from other parts of Canada, and 10 per cent from other countries
  • campsite bookings for 2023 are expected to open in early April

To read the full press release, please click here.

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