Shubenacadie Wildlife Park is a 40-hectare park owned and operated by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, providing a wide range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to Nova Scotians and visitors alike. A stroll through their two kilometres of wheelchair accessible and shaded pathways provides an open, yet intimate environment for viewing and talking to the animals, while interpretive panels and helpful staff provide a wealth of information about the animals. The Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Centre provides an amazing wetland experience for visitors including a one-kilometre accessible trail and is also home to the Park’s gift shop.

At the main entrance to the Park, there are washrooms with infant change tables. The park has no onsite food services, but there is a fantastic picnic area adjacent to the Park 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 a half kilometre round trip walk to St. Andrew’s Marsh.

What’s best about Shubenacadie? On Groundhog Day, Shubenacadie Sam is the first North American Groundhog to make his prediction. So, whether you like penguins, peacocks or snowshoe adventures, there’s something for everyone at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park!

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

When: Open year-round. Information about Opening Hours here
Where: just off Highway 102, Exit 11 at Stewiacke from Truro, or Exit 9 from Halifax
Civic Address: 149 Creighton Road, Shubenacadie, NS.
Park admission: $4.75 for adults, $2.00 for youth (age 6-17), children 5 and under are free!
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Twittter: @ShubenacadieSam
Phone: 902-758-5316