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

July-25-14
10:00 PM
Night Sky Tour
Ever wonder about the night sky, stars, comets and meteors? Do you have questions about what you may see there, what kinds of telescopes are available and how to use them? Join Paul Gray, astronomer and tour guide to the skies over Blomidon Provincial Park along with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Halifax Centre as they explore the night sky. Telescopes will be available for viewing. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. This event is weather dependent so please contact the park regarding weather conditions at either blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca or telephone 902-582-7319.

 

July-26-14
10 PM
Night Sky Tour
Ever wonder about the night sky, stars, comets and meteors? Do you have questions about what you may see there, what kinds of telescopes are available and how to use them? Join Paul Gray, astronomer and tour guide to the skies over Blomidon Provincial Park along with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Halifax Centre as they explore the night sky. Telescopes will be available for viewing. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. This event is weather dependent so please contact the park regarding weather conditions at either blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca or telephone 902-582-7319.

 

July-26-14
8:30 PM
Stargazing Weekend Astronomy Presentation
Join Paul Gray, astronomer and member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a fireside presentation on Astronomy. Paul will talk about what is going on in the summer night skies, how to see it, and a bit of the folklore surrounding the constellations. A question and answer session will follow. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. This event will take place around the campfire in the program area at the park. Please bring a lawn chair. If the skie are clear, this event will be followed by the Night Sky Tour to view double stars, clusters, galaxies and other objects in the night sky.

 

July-26-14
10 AM
Fact? Myth? or History?

Cape Blomidon has gone by many names, each with an unique story of time and place.  Take a stroll through the park with Lucas McCamon and ponder the legends that seek to explain this profound geological form and its inhabitants.  You may also find hidden bits of human history that woven together, create a picture of the lives of families who called this Cape home.  Meet in front of Administration Building at the campground. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for weather conditions.  All ages welcome, adult supervision for children required. Pets welcome on leash.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.
 

 


 

July-26-14
1:30 PM
Hike the "Back 40"

This 2 1/2 hour hike will be a loop that travels on the Look-Off and Wilderness trails - an interesting hike with lots to see.  This is a moderate hike over varied terrain with a fair amount of climbing involved.  There are several scenic view spots along the way.  Wear sturdy footwear(hiking shoes are the best if you have them) and an extra layer.  It can be cool along the coastal part of the hike. Bring along your camera/binocular if you have them. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.  Participants are asked to meet at the Host site at 1:30 pm.  This event will be cancelled if it is very wet and rainy.  Contact Liz at lizbalser@yahoo.com.


 

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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