HRM purchases new land in significant expansion of wilderness park

The Halifax Regional Municipality has purchased four parcels of land totaling approximately 46 hectares, located to the west of Shaw Wilderness Park, in Halifax.

The municipality intends to use most of this land to add to Shaw Wilderness Park, providing additional opportunities for wilderness recreation and nature appreciation. These acquisitions align with the municipality’s 2021-25 Strategic Priorities Plan in obtaining land to contribute to the municipality’s regional wilderness parks.

Approximately 10 hectares near existing streets and utilities will be retained for potential future uses.

The land being added to Shaw Wilderness Park will be incorporated into future park planning. This process will include public consultation, as well as collaboration with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which partnered with the municipality in establishing the original Shaw Wilderness Park lands. More information will be made available once these details are determined.


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