Blomidon

2014 Season - May 16 to Sept. 1

Park Info: Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores. These natural attractions provide excellent opportunities for camping, hiking, beachcombing, photography or just appreciating nature.

To learn more about Blomidon Provincial Park, watch this Bay of Fundy Travel Show feature video.

Facilities and Services
Blomidon offers a 70-site campground with both woodland and open sites, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach near the park entrance, and hiking trails. A group campsite, with kitchen shelter and fire grills, is available by reservation only.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.


Programs and Events

August-01-14
TBA
Glooscap Lives Here

Families are invited to join Elders and spiritual leaders, Louise Goodwin & Emile Gautreau  at the tipi for a cultural journey through drumming, singing and storytelling on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2. They will introduce you to many aspects of aboriginal spiritual traditions, legends, share their knowledge of native plant medicines and make spirit dolls with the children. We will meet near the Campground Host site at the park. Check with park office regarding meeting times. Children are to be accompanied by a parent(s). Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.
 

 

August-13-14
TBA
Touch the Sky

Kites, kites and kites are wonderful!! This is the opinion of Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon.   On good days, when the wind is steady and strong you will find him in the park with a number of kites that will Touch the Sky.  He will be able to give you tips on kite flying so that it is safe and joyful.  Don't be shy and come talk to him.  He has hundreds of kite stories.  Henry and his wife Bev have been regular visitors to Blomidon and consider the park one of the best places in the world to fly a kite.  Wind Conditions are usually better in the afternoon but this depends on the weather.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress for weather conditions and bring your own kite.  Meet at the Multi-purpose building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park on August 12th for event time as it is dependent on wind conditions.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.  Rain date is Thursday, August 14.


 

August-15-14
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories and Woodcraft

Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon will be presenting legends of the Iroquois at the campfire.  He will be speaking about his childhood on the Six Nation Indian Reserve near Brantford Ontario.  You'll hear the stories his grandparents told him and the things he learned about the world.  He will also include the stories of Nova Scotia as the Iroquois knew it.  It will be an evening of magic and traditional knowledge.  Join him by the campfire at the Campground Host site.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.


 

August-19-14
8 PM
Campfire Stories and Woodcraft with Henry Lickers

Henry Lickers, Seneca Turtle Clan and a friend of Blomidon will be presenting legends of the Iroquois at the campfire.  He will be speaking about his childhood on the Six Nation Indian Reserve near Brantford Ontario.  You'll hear the stories his grandparents told him and the things he learned about the world.  He will also include the stories of Nova Scotia as the Iroquois knew it.  It will be an evening of magic and traditional knowledge.  Join him by the campfire at the campground host site.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.


 

November-01-14
11 AM
Blomidon Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate 13 km hike at Blomidon Provincial Park.  This hike is suitable for all ages and is rated 4C - a good deal of significant hill climbing and a significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain(rocky,rooted paths). We will meet at the Blomidon Provincial Park lower parking lot.  Take Exit 11 off Hwy 101, follow Route 358 to Canning and Blomidon Provincial Park.  Dress for weather conditions and wear hiking shoes or boots.  Please bring lots of water, snacks and a lunch.  Contact Colin and Ellen Darlington (902) 445-5447, email chebuctohiking@hotmail.com or visit www.chc.chebucto.org.


 
Hiking/Walking Trails
A 14 km (8.5 mi.) system of interconnected trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs within the park.

Nearby Attractions

The Look-off (12 km)
  • Blomidon Look-off Provincial Park

Scots Bay (20 km)
  • Cape Slipt Hiking Trail

Starrs Point (23 km)
  • Prescott House Museum

 

Wolfville (29 km)
  • Atlantic Theatre Festival
  • Randall House Historical Museum
  • Robie Tufts Nature Centre
  • Acadia Univ. Botanical Gardens

Grand Pre (35 km)
  • Grand-Pre National Historic Site



For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

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GPS Coordinates

X utm:
393912.813539

Y utm:
5012264.08225

 

Longitude:
64°21' 7.40" W

Latitude:
45°15' 21.13" N

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