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

May 18, 2014
10 AM to 1 PM
Fairy Shrimps, Spring Flowers and Birds

Join Naturalist Jim Wolford for an interpretive walk on the Jodrey Trail to a seasonal pond that contains the rare and beautiful fairy shrimp.  Other pond life, spring flowers, and birds will also be seen or heard.  A look off toward Five Islands Provincial Park, across the Minas Basin, will be visited.  This very easy nature walk is suitable for all ages who are capable of the distance (approximately 2 km).  Dress for weather conditions and wear rubber bottomed footwear (recommended).  Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Binoculars, cameras, magnifying glasses, and field guides are also recommended,if you have them.  Visitors to the park will meet at the park office at 10 AM, those who are camping at the park may meet at the trails map located at the entrance to the wooded camping sites at 10:10 AM.  Sponsored by the Blomidon Naturalists Society.  Contact Jim at (902) 542-9204.  This event will be held rain or shine.


 

June 28, 2014
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 campground, wear comfortable shoes, dress for weather conditions.  All ages welcome, adult supervision for children required and 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 5, 2014
10 AM
Birds of Prey in Nova Scotia

This is an interactive talk on hawks, eagles and owls in Nova Scotia.  There will be bird mounts on display and fun family games to reinforce concepts learned.  This is a great educational talk for the whole family!  Meet at the Multipurpose building at the park.  Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Kim at (902) 679-6097 or email huskinkd@gov.ns.ca.


 

July 19, 2014
10 AM to12 PM
Make a Kite Day

Blomidon's annual kite making workshop is fun for children of all ages!!  Materials are supplied free.  Meet at the Multi-Purpose Building located beside the comfort station in the park.  Parental supervision is required. Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.


 

July 19, 2014
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 interpretive building.  Dress for weather conditions.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.  Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Cory at (902) 679-6097 or email isenorcz@gov.ns.ca.


 

July 26, 2014
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, dress for the weather.  All ages welcome, adult supervision for children required, and pets welcome on leash.  Sponsored by NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 582-7319 or email blomidonpark@gov.ns.ca.

 


 

August 1, 2014
TBA
Glooscap Lives Here

Elder and spiritual leader, Emile Gautreau has travelled throughout Canada living and learning with many aboriginal people. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, families are invited to meet with Emile and his daughter,elder and spiritual leader, Louise Goodwin, at the teepee for a cultural journey through drumming, singing and storytelling. We will be introduced to many aspects of aboriginal spiritual traditions, hear legends, learn about 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, 2014
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 considers the park one of the best places in the world to fly a kite.  Kites and the winds seem to be good in the afternoon but it 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 for this event is August 14.


 

August 15, 2014
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, 2014
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 1, 2014
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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