Within the Shubenacadie (pronounced "Shoo-ben-ack-a-dee") Wildlife Park's 40 hectares is all the wonder and excitement millions of visitors have enjoyed for over sixty years.
Owned and operated by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, this facility places special emphasis on providing a wide range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to Nova Scotians and visitors alike.
A stroll through our two kilometers of wheelchair accessible and shaded pathways provides an open, yet intimate environment for easy viewing and... yes, even talking to the animals. Interpretive panels throughout the Park provide you with a wealth of information about the animals. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand for assistance or to answer any questions you may have about our Park.
At the main entrance to the Park we have large, clean washrooms with infant change tables. Although there are no onsite food services, the Park is located near several restaurants
The Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre provides an amazing wetland experience for visitors including a one kilometer accessible trail and is also home to the Park’s gift shop.
We have a 10-hectare picnic area adjacent to the Park, complete with tables, shelters, privy washrooms and running water. Both big and little kids will enjoy our wonderful playground! The picnic area is also the starting point for the three and half kilometer round trip walk to the St. Andrew’s Marsh.
We're located just off Highway 102, Exit 11 at Stewiacke from Truro, or Exit 9 from Halifax, just a short 45 minutes away from Downtown Halifax. Why not plan your visit now?
Leashed pets are permitted in our picnic area and on our trails but NOT in the area in which our captive wildlife is housed. Please pick up after your pets.