Nova Scotia is reporting a record-breaking year for , with thousands of people and visiting day-use over the summer.
In a press release, the Department of Natural Resources said that provincialrecorded the number of overnight stays at 91,262, an increase of 13 percent over last year, which was limited because of COVID-19.
It was estimated that around 86 percent of campers were from Nova Scotia, and 13 percent were from other regions of . One percent of them came from the .
“Nova Scotians and others value provincial parks and the many ways they enableto enjoy the social, mental, and physical health benefits of being in nature,” said Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton in the release.
“We will continue improving the visitor experience and making sure programs and services are moreto everyone.”
Enhancements to several‘ and improved visitor experience were made this year.
The provincial government provided electricity and water services to severalin Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, located in Pictou County. A new looped system was also built at Cape Split Provincial Park in Kings County.
All indications pointed towards a busyseason from the beginning. When first opened for bookings in April, thousands of campers reserved on the first day.
Nova Scotia claims to have 20 and 109 day-use beach .
All provincial, beaches, and are closed for the season.