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Burntcoat Head Park, Nova Scotia

Investments Announced for Cape Split and Burntcoat Head Park

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Province of Nova Scotia announced infrastructure funding for two popular destinations on the Bay of Fundy through the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program (TRIP).

The Department of Lands and Forestry will oversee phased improvements to Cape Split including a new looped trail system featuring shorter hikes and coastal viewing platforms, along with new trailhead and wayfinding signage.

A budget of $180,000 has been allocated through TRIP for planning and development of infrastructure enhancements. An additional $220,000 has been earmarked for the second phase, which will see the implementation of these enhancements at Cape Split.

Investments are also being made to update the master development plan for Burntcoat Head Park, home of the world’s highest recorded tides and an increasingly popular tourism destination. The master plan updates will identify ways to grow and support visitation to the park in an environmentally sustainable way. The updated plan will provide suggestions for park layout to optimize space for visitors and programing during high tide times when the ocean floor is inaccessible. It will also take coastal erosion into consideration and provide options for a new location and expansion plan for the lighthouse at the park as well as an evaluation of culinary options for the site.

The Burntcoat Head Park project budget is set at $50,000 with the province contributing $25,000 via TRIP and the Municipality of East Hants investing $25,000.

A total of $750,000 has been allocated through TRIP for investments to enhance the visitor experience along the iconic Bay of Fundy and enable businesses to develop new experiences that will draw visitors to the region. Other investments previously announced for the Bay of Fundy TRIP allocation are the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market and Cape d’Or Coastal Park.

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