Public Participation Opportunity

The provincial government announced its intention to protect 20 sites which will achieve the province’s 13% land protection goal. Of particular interest to our members, this includes additions to the Medway Lakes Wilderness Area.(More information available here:

There is an ongoing consultation process with Nova Scotians occurring on some of the areas where there have been changes since the last consultation.  Nova Scotians are invited to provide their comments on these proposed provincial park, and wilderness area lands:

  • Dunns Beach Provincial Park, Antigonish County
  • Eastern Shore Islands Wilderness Area (expansion), Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Economy River Wilderness Area (expansion), Cumberland and Colchester counties
  • Eigg Mountain – James River Wilderness Area (expansion), Antigonish
  • Five Islands Provincial Park (expansion), Colchester County
  • Medway Lakes Wilderness Area (expansion), Annapolis County
  • Middle River-Framboise Wilderness Area (expansion), Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Monks Head Provincial Park, Antigonish County
  • Pomquet Beach Provincial Park, Antigonish County
  • Portapique River Wilderness Area (expansion), Cumberland and Colchester counties
  • Sackville River Wilderness Area, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area (expansion), Cumberland County


CKNS Encourages it’s members to participate:


Review the map of proposed new parks and wilderness area lands for site locations and descriptions.

You can submit your comments by email, mail, or phone. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2021



Email: [email protected].
Mail: Protected Areas and Ecosystems
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Phone: 902-476-4012

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