Five Islands

2014 Season - June 13 to Oct. 13

Visitor Notices: We have closed sites 1 to 44 and 85 to 87 for the 2014 season to make improvements to the park. We apologize for any inconvenience the closure may have caused you. However, the park redevelopment will improve your camping stay when completed.

Park Info: Rising majestically from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre (300 ft.) sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping or any of the many opportunities that abound for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting and clam digging.

Five IslandsThe park offers a 87-site campground two picnic areas,an unsupervised beach, playground and comfort station facility.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2014. See Reservations for details and conditions.

Programs and Events

7:30 PM
Bear/Coyote - The Facts versus the Fiction

Join retired wildlife technician, Jenny Costelo, for an informative slide presentation and talk about our bear and coyote biology.  Jenny spent many years during her career working with bears and coyotes.  She has a profound respect and admiration for the intelligence and ingenuity of these two often misunderstood mammals.  Suitable for all ages.  Bring a lawn chair and insect repellent and meet at the park office.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email


10 AM
Rock Walk & Talk

Let's do some time travelling! Join a rock enthusiast and travel back 200 million years through the park's rock geology, when some rocks and minerals on the beach were first formed.  Scramble over the magnificent "Old Wife" rock and behold the layers of time.  You may step in mud and climb over rocks, so wear appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.  This event is suitable for all ages.  Meet at the park beach parking lot.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 254-2980 or email



Nearby Attractions

Economy (10 km)
  • Cobequid Interpretive Center

Parrsboro (23 km)
  • Fundy Geological Museum
  • Ottawa House Museum
  • The Ship's Company Theatre


Joggins (65 km)
  • UNESCO World HeritageSite Fossil Cliffs Museum

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

How to Find Us

The park is located just 32 km (20 mi) east of Parrsboro and 57 km (35 mi) west of Truro, on Route 2, "The Glooscap Trail". Route 2 is linked to Highway 104 at Exit 4 in Amherst, Exit 5 near Springhill, and Exit 11 at Glenholme. Our civic address is: 618 Bentley Branch Road, Hwy 2, Five Islands.

Five Islands

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GPS Coordinates

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64°1' 16.99" W

45°24' 27.97" N