12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Lennox Passage Provincial Park




37.11  Hectares




Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

33 Z 4

Managed As

Supporting Park

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A pleasant picnic park on Isle Madame with two kilometres of shoreline, an operating lighthouse and site of former post office (c.1910), ferry terminal and two limestone quarries

Education Values

Site of former post office, ferry landing and quarries, operating lighthouse

Tourism Values

Close to 100 series highway; provides opportunities for picnicking, beach access, boat launching, well-used

Outdoor Recreation Values

Front country hiking, picnicking, coastal access, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing

Annual Visitation

Moderately well used year round by residents of Isle Madame and tourists in season 

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Other Site Considerations

Partnership with Friends of Isle Madame Parks,

Lease agreement with Canadian Coast Guard (lighthouse)

Susceptible to coastal processes (storm events with high tide surge or wind driven waves) that cause site erosion.

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