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Atlantic bubble residents now able to reserve spot at Nova Scotia provincial campgrounds

<p>Looking from the western end of Moose Island over the mudflats towards Diamond and Long.</p>
Residents of the Atlantic provinces are now able to book a campsite at 20 of Nova Scotia's provincial campgrounds, including Five Islands. - File

Not from Nova Scotia but looking for somewhere to stay in the province as you explore the Atlantic bubble?

Starting Friday, residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland will be able to reserve spots at one of these 20 of Nova Scotia's provincial campgrounds:

  • Amherst Shore
  • Battery
  • Blomidon
  • Boylston
  • Ellenwood Lake
  • Cape Chignecto
  • Five Islands
  • Caribou-Munroes Island
  • Laurie
  • Dollar Lake
  • Rissers Beach
  • Graves Island
  • Smileys
  • Mira River
  • Thomas Raddall
  • Porters Lake
  • The Islands
  • Salsman
  • Valleyview
  • Whycocomagh

Starting on Monday, residents of the Atlantic provinces will also be able to book at more than 300 campsites at provincial parks as Nova Scotia eases more restrictions and makes additional campsites available. 

Reservations on the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website will open at set times throughout the day. 

Group camping sites, yurts and cabins at provincial parks in Nova Scotia are to remain closed this season. 

"Opening the Atlantic bubble allows more people to travel and vacation in Nova Scotia," Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin said in a news release Friday.

"We can increase capacity at our campgrounds and still ensure a safe distance between campsites is maintained so everyone can enjoy camping in our province." 

Campers must have a confirmed registration before arriving as only registered campers will be allowed to enter provincial campgrounds, the Department of Lands and Forestry said. 

Safety measures, such as signs to promote physical distancing and frequent cleaning of commons areas, will be in place at the campgrounds. 

Private campgrounds were given the go-ahead to open on June 5 and are now able to operate at 100-per-cent capacity as long as they're following the sector plan. 


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