12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Tidnish Dock Provincial Park




9.32 Hectares




Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

16 Z 1

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Located on the Northumberland Strait, this park marks the eastern terminus of the historic Chignecto Marine Ship Railway.  It also offers beach access, picnicking and interpretation

Protection Values

Protects historic features (terminus and portions of rail corridor) associated with Chignecto Marine Railway; designated Provincial Heritage Site; designated National Site of Engineering Significance.  Balance of Marine Railway lands between Tidnish Dock and Fort Lawrence recently acquired by Province.

Education Values

Opportunities to interpret historic marine railway; interpretive signage

Tourism Values

Historic attractions on Sunrise Trail, provides opportunities for picnicking and beach access; one of the few public parks on North Shore

Outdoor Recreation Values

Swimming, picnicking

Operating Cost


Other Site Considerations

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

Potential of recently acquired Marine Railway corridor remains to be explored