2013 Season - May 17 - Oct. 14
Park Info:Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside.
Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and Interpretation Centre and boardwalk along an inland marsh.
Facilities and Services
The park offers two campgrounds with a total of 97 sites, picnic areas, and a large supervised beach. There is a canteen and change house with showers adjacent to the beach. Both campgrounds have water outlets and trailer dump stations. The North Rissers campground, while not on the ocean, offers washrooms with showers and a playground.
Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.
June 29, 2013
Come and meet Everett Savary and learn about living off-grid and the skills for surviving in the wilderness. Learn about the food and medicine available in the wilderness, how to make safe fires for warmth and cooking and how to make rope out of grass. Free for all ages.
July 5, 2013
Our Nova Scotia forests contain a great variety of native trees. Join Department of Natural Resources Tree Specialist, Ross Pentz, to test your knowledge and learn how to identify the various tree species. Free for all ages.
July 6, 2013
Learn about the plight of the endangered Atlantic Whitefish and the efforts of Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation to protect them. Free for all ages.
July 10, 2013
Join Amanda for a walk in the park to learn about edible and medicinal native species of Nova Scotia.
Amanda Dainow is the Valley's accredited Clinical Herbalist. She is certified in Holistic Care for Animals, and is the Founder and Director of North Mountain Animal Sanctuary and the Natural Medicine Standards/Compliance Committee of Nova Scotia. She offers Herbal Medicine consultations, Natural Animal Care consultations, plant walks, workshops and classes for children and adults. She offers public workshops on Herbal Medicine and Natural Care for Animals. She has a full dispensary. Distance consultations available.
www.singingnettles.ca and on facebook: Singing Nettles Herbal Medicine Clinic
July 13, 2013
Join local naturalist, Paul MacDonald, for a walk in the park to explore the salt water marsh and beach birds at Rissers Beach Provincial Park. Paul has been guiding for over 60 years and will take you on a tour to explore the habitat and the secret life of birds such as gulls, terns, shore birds, herons and salt water marsh sparrows along with some surprises!
NOVA SCOTIA BIRD SOCIETY
The Nova Scotia Bird Society has been a focus for birders in this province for more than 50 years. We have much to offer anyone interested in wild birds - monthly meetings on various topics, field trips, and more! Please check out our website for more information: http://nsbs.chebucto.org
July 13, 2013
Learn all about the world of wetlands during DUC’s hands-on workshop. Your fun-filled experience will include critter dipping and investigation at a wetland site, as well as learning about the importance of conserving wetlands, during a fast-paced relay and/or migration headache activity! For all ages.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.
July 18, 2013
Our Nova Scotia forests contain a great variety of native trees. Join Department of Natural Resources tree specialist, Jillian Weldon-Genge to test your knowledge and learn how to identify the various tree species. Free for all ages.
July 20, 2013
Make it a beach day and bring your bathing suit, buckets and shovels! Create a sand sculpture with your friends or family for the sand castle competition. Fun to watch, but more fun to participate. Categories include 7 and under, 8-12, teens, adults, and family. New this year, create your own cardboard boat to race in the water. Participate in water activities and beach games. Register with Recreation Department staff on-site at the beach. Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Contact Janice at (902) 527-6717, (902) 541-1335, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.modl.ca. Rain date: Sunday, July 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
August 3, 2013
Youth enrolled in Lifesaving Society Junior Lifeguard programs throughout Nova Scotia compete in a variety of swimming, running, and rescue craft events. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. Information will be available at www.nsls.ns.ca. Contact the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service at (902) 477-6155 or email email@example.com.
August 10, 2013
Come join Department of Natural Resources staff, Nicole Wallis, to learn about how insects and humans live and interact together. Learn about beneficial insects, biodiversity, how to locate and collect them and much more. Free for all ages.
August 17, 2013
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Come join Department of Natural Resources Biologist, Donald Sam, to learn a bit more about Nova Scotia’s wildlife and how all species rely on one another. Free for all ages.
August 24, 2013
Come on out and meet Eddie The Environmental Superhero! This adorable cat puppet and his friends offer audiences young and old his very important message about the importance to reduce waste and litter. This theatre performance promises colourful characters, puppets, humour, singing and rhymes. The message of this show is a bit different than other anti-litter campaigns as it emphasizes the effects litter has on wildlife, aquatic life and insects, creating an emotional connection with children. Free for all ages.
Bridgewater (30 km)
• DesBrisay Museum
• Wile Carding Mill
Liverpool (50 km)
• Hank Snow Country Music Centre
• Perkins House Museum
Lunenburg (50 km)
• Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.
Located on Route 331, near Petite Rivière., it is 15 km ( 9 mi.) south of Hwy 103, Exit 15 The park is 26 km ( 16 mi.) south of Bridgewater. Our civic address is: 5366 Hwy 331, Petite Riviere.
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64°25' 26.11" W
44°13' 56.63" N