12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Battery Provincial Park




62.41 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

34 W 2

Managed As

Core Park

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A scenic camping and day-use park rich in history overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and St. Peters Canal National Historic Site.

41 campsites, open for camping from June to September.

Protection Values

This park protects several sites of archaeological significance and abuts St. Peters Canal Historic Site.

Education Values

Regionally significant opportunity to interpret cultural heritage themes; interpretive displays

Tourism Values

Regionally significant opportunity on Route 4. Adjacent to St. Peter’s Canal, the most important tourism infrastructure node in the region.

Outdoor Recreation Values

Camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, beach access

Annual Revenue

2010: $38,860

Operating Cost

2010: $145,168

Other Site Considerations

Spruce Bark beetle damage may require restoration program to remove dead and dying trees in areas of public use and to re-establish a more suitable forest cover.