Shubie Park

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Difficulty: Easy – Moderate (distance).

Setting: Lakes, historic canal, rivers, wooded trails.

Facilities: Visitor’s centre, Boat Rentals, Campground, Benches, Bathrooms.

Signage: Interpretive panels and trail signage throughout.


  • The only fully equipped campground within city limits (May 11 – Oct 14).

  • A great local paddling destination with on-site rentals.

  • One of the few off-leash trails in the city.



Shubie Park

     Shubie Park has long been the Jewel of Dartmouth. Much the same as Point Pleasant Park is to peninsular Halifax.  The big difference is that Shubie park has more activities to offer than most local #parks.

Campground

     One of the big offerings is that Shubie features a fully serviced campground.  Shubie is also the only serviced #camping location in Halifax city limits.  It features 72 serviced sites including 1 yurt.  It features everything you would expect from a full-service campground, including a playground, tennis court, showers, laundry, and WiFi.

Something For Everyone

     Canoe/Kayak rentals are available from May-October, with the boat launch area being very close to the main parking lot.  The new “EZ-dock” system makes it accessible for children and people with limited mobility.  The dock simplifies the process of getting in and out and makes launching your boat a breeze.

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shubie park dartmouth nova scotia campground map canal trails beach dogs     In 2018 Halifax City Recreation began a program of free bike rentals, helping make it a great place for #biking.  Shubie Beach is one of the city’s few supervised ones.  Lifeguards are on duty for July and August.

     Other amenities include the Fairbanks Centre, which hosts lots of informative information about the historic canal and is host to different events and meetings.   The Lockside Café is also a great spot to stop for some refreshments.

     The park is a heavily forested greenway which is bounded by Lake Charles to the north and Lake MicMac to the south.  Part of the historic Shubenacadie Canal passes through the park.  The history of the canal plays a huge role in the park, and in the interpretive trails.  Along the trails are regularly spaced interpretive panels.  They detail the importance of each area in the building and functioning of the canal system.

Historic Beauty

     The beauty of the park comes with a historic narrative dating as far back as 4000 years with the native Mi’kmaq people.  The interpretive trail focuses on the ambitious construction project which began in 1826.   The park is one of many #historic sites in the area.  A fantastic nature walk with an interesting history lesson and evidence of it’s past throughout.

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     The trail system is extensive and not always well marked, but there are plenty of maps and different routes to take you to the same place.  Getting lost is difficult, but also enjoyable.  The main trailway connects on to the The Great Trail” connecting Canada from coast to coast.

Creature Comforts

     Everywhere you go you are bound to see ducks, squirrels and other animals.  They are all very used to humans and will gladly approach you in hopes of a treat.  The well-loved squirrels even have their own houses, canteens, diners, cottages and romantic getaways along the trails. Update: these squirrel feeders have been taken down, likely to prevent the spread of trichmonosis.

     The park is a great place for practicing your photography skills, sitting quietly with a book, or any number of activities you would want to do to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Shubie Park is the best all-purpose park in the HRM and offers something for everyone.


Shubie Park Habitat:

Podzol Soil | American Red Squirrel | Mallard Duck | …more


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