Blomidon

2015 Season - May 15 to Sept. 7

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, 2015. See Reservations for details and conditions.


Programs and Events

July-10-15
8 PM
Blomidon Park Moth Out

Make your way to the Multi-purpose Building at the park for what promises to be a spectacular night of strange creatures, and marshmallow roast.  The event begins just after sunset when Jeff Ogden will fascinate us with lore of "insects of the night" and specimens available for hands-on-discovery. During the evening we will commune around the campfire and periodically treasure hunt by checking on various trapping and sheeting stations for moths and other nocturnal insects.  Bring a flashlight and camera - this will be an excellent opportunity for all ages to explore Nova Scotia's secretive, "winged" night life.  This event is free of charge and all are welcome.  This is a joint event hosted by Department of Natural Resources and Blomidon Naturalists Society.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca for more information


 

July-11-15
1:30 PM
Hike the Back

Join Elizabeth Balser for a 2.5 hour hike on a loop trail that includes parts of the Jodrey, Look-Off and Woodland Trails - an interesting hike with lots to see.  Everyone is welcome but children should be 6 or older as 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 dress in extra layers as 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 Campground Host site at 1:30 PM.  This event will be cancelled if it is very wet and rainy.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@novascotia.ca .


 

July-18-15
9:30 AM
Make a Kite Day

Blomidon's annual kite making workshop is fun for children of all ages!  Materials and instruction are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. Meet at the Multi-purpose Building located beside the Comfort Station in the park.  Parental supervision is required.  Bring sunscreen, water and comfortable shoes.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca .


 

July-18-15
1:30 PM
Forest Fire Fighting with Smokey Bear

Meet Smokey Bear and Nova Scotia forest fire fighters.  Get a look at a forest fire truck and all the fire equipment that is used to keep Smokey and his wildlife friends safe in their forest homes.  Meet at the Multi-purpose building.  Dress for weather conditions.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Cory at (902) 679-6097 or email cory.isenor@novascotia.ca.


 

July-31-15
2 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Aboriginal Awareness Program

Friday and Saturday 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.  They will introduce you to many aspects of aboriginal spiritual traditions, legends, share their knowledge of native plants and make spirit dolls.  We will meet at the tipi near the Campground Host site at the park.  Children are to be accompanied by an adult.  Free of charge.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email Melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca  for more information.


 

August-01-15
11 AM
Kluskap's Campsite - Myth and History

Come along for a short hike and learn about the Mi'kmaq god who calls this place home.  From his feuds with Giant Beaver, to the origins of the Minas Basin tides, hear how Kluskap used his strength, wit and power to protect the Mi'kmaq people and create many of the familiar landscape features of Nova Scotia.  Mi'kmaq oral history and narrative will be explored as we walk through the place where Kluskap started and ended many of his journeys.  Plants, animals and geological features encountered on this tour will all help to illuminate the reasons why Cape Blomidon is the home of Kluskap and has been considered sacred for thousands of years.  Bring sturdy footwear, an open mind and a love of nature and history. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat and water. All ages are welcome.  Pets are welcome on leash. Meet at the parkng lot beside the campground administration building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  For more information contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.


 

August-01-15
2 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Aboriginal Awareness Program

Friday and Saturday 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.  They will introduce you to many aspects of aboriginal spiritual traditions, legends, share their knowledge of native plants and make spirit dolls.  We will meet at the tipi near the Campground Host site at the park. Children are to be accompanied by an adult.  Free of charge.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email Melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca for more information. 


 

August-14-15
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories

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 Campground Host site or if raining it will be by the wood stove inside the Multi-purpose Building.  Dress for weather conditions and bring a camp chair.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.


 

August-17-15
7 PM
Iroquois Campfire Stories

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 Campground Host site or if raining it will be by the wood stove inside the Multi-purpose Building.  Dress for weather conditions and bring a camp chair.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park office at (902) 582-7319 or email melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.


 

August-18-15
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. Henry and Bev journey from Ontario to Nova Scotia each summer to camp and fly their many unique and beautiful kites at Blomidon Park.  Morning and afternoon, whenever the air is "fresh" Henry will be flying so bring your kites and a picnic and get a few tips on kite flying so that it is safe and joyful.  You've never flown a kite 'till you've flown it from the top of Cape Blomidon!   Dress for weather conditions, bring your own kite, wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, bring water and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the parking lot beside the Campground Administration Building.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park on August 17th for event time as it is dependent on wind conditions.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or melissa.bishop@novascotia.ca.  


 

October-03-15
10:45 AM
Blomidon Trail Hike

Join the Chebucto Hiking Club for a moderate to difficult 13 KM (4 hour) hike at Blomidon Provincial Park.  This hike is suitable for adults 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) 445-5141, 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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