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Department of Natural Resources

Conducting Business in a Provincial Park: Concessions

Who Needs This Concession?
Anyone who wants to carry on any sort of business, or use a campsite or other park area in Nova Scotia for monetary gain, must be successful in a tendered concession award process.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Concession and / or further information?

Central Regional Office (Truro)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
664 Prince St.
(Arlington St. entrance)
Truro, NS  B2N 1G6

Tel: 902-893-6350
Fax: 902-893-5613

Western Regional Office (Lunenburg)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Green Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Tel: 902-634-7557
Fax: 902-634-7577
Eastern Regional Office (Coxheath, Cape Breton)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Mountain Rd.
Sydney, NS  B1L 1A9

Tel: 902-563-3370
Fax: 902-567-2535

OR

Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)

Application Forms & Process:
The sole method used by the Province to grant this approval is to award a concession to a vendor through a public tender process. Concessions operate from facilities owned by the Province in selected parks.

Other types of ventures or services are not authorized. Applicants should notify the Area Supervisor of their interest in bidding on future concession tenders.
Waiting Period:
10 business days
Expiry & Renewal:
The approval does expire. Specific concessions are awarded for multiple year periods and when they expire, they again go to tender.

Price:  (No tax is charged)
Fee based on bid

Note: A deposit of $100 is required and held for the term of the contract.

Related Requirements:
Operator must possess all other health and safety permits appropriate for the nature of the business.

Additional Information:
None

Legislative Authority:

Provincial Parks Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 367, Section 33

Provincial Parks Regulations, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 367, Section 22




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