12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Tor Bay Provincial Park




12.88 Hectares




Undesignated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

53 W 2

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Picturesque picnic and beach park on the Atlantic Ocean

Education Values

Opportunities for interpreting coastal ecology and processes; trans-Atlantic cable; interpretive kiosks.  Extensive use by St. FX University as an outdoor lab

Tourism Values

One of a limited number of public parks on Guysborough Shore; offers beach access, walking, access point for trails on adjacent Crown land; serves primarily the local area but also used by traveling public

Outdoor Recreation Values

Short boardwalk, carry-in boating opportunity, beach access, beach walking, birding

Other Site Considerations

Trans Atlantic Cable right of way.

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

Local community group provides support for park.