12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

The Islands Provincial Park




104.02 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

83 W 5

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Situated at the mouth of the picturesque Roseway River, and opposite the historic Town of Shelburne, the park’s scenic coastal setting provides opportunities for camping, picnicking and boating.

62 campsites, open for camping from June to October

Protection Values

Two species of vascular plant found within the park are classed as imperiled.

Education Values

Regional and locally significant interpretive site with ties to regional history.

Tourism Values

Regional and locally significant tourism site, with a rich historic and cultural past.  Proximity to abandoned rail corridor and Town of Shelburne, community events.

Outdoor Recreation Values

Camping, picnicking, boat launch, shoreline access, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.

Annual Visitation

3,562 Campers

Annual Revenue

2010: $35,777

Operating Cost

2010: $150,174