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Southwest Nova Scotia water shortage: water access at provincial parks

Residents experiencing drought conditions can get water at provincial parks in the
southwest region.

Some parks require you to contact them before you arrive to use their facilities.

You need to follow public health guidelines at all parks, including wearing a mask, keeping a
safe distance from park employees and others, and not using the facilities if you’re experiencing
any COVID-19 symptoms or have travelled outside the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days.

These parks will remain open to the public until further notice.

Shelburne County

The Islands Provincial Park, 183 Islands Park Road, Shelburne
Call the park in advance at 902-875-2501.

The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers,
toilets and drinking water.

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened for
campers after cleaning.

Sand Hill Beach Provincial Park, 28 Sand Hills Beach Park Rd., Villagedale
The day-use area is open for non-potable water
fill-ups only (not drinking water).