Halifax skyline viewed from the future Halifax Wilderness Park (Photo by Irwin Barrett)

Halifax skyline viewed from the future Halifax Wilderness Park (Photo by Irwin Barrett)

Help NCC "Keep Halifax Wild"

Colpitt Lake in the future Halifax Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Colpitt Lake in the future Halifax Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has a rare opportunity to establish a wilderness park in the heart of Halifax.  With the support of our partners Halifax Regional Municipality and Shaw Group Ltd, NCC is working to conserve 153 hectares (379 acres) of forest and jack pine barrens next to the Purcell’s Cove Backlands, at Colpitt Lake and Williams Lake. An ecological treasure, the property is home to more than 40 species of breeding birds and other wildlife—and just a short trip by car, bus or bike, from downtown. The vision is to combine conservation and recreation, and create a sanctuary in the city for hiking, swimming and connecting to nature.

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has launched its “Keep Halifax Wild” campaign to raise funds from the community for this project. Your donation will ensure this beautiful area remains an urban wilderness for all to enjoy, forever. It will also provide for the long-term care of the property which, with your support, will open as a park in 2019.

To make a donation, or learn more about the Halifax Wilderness Park project, visit KeepHalifaxWild.ca or call us toll-free in Halifax at 1-866-319-5985.

NCC is working to create a new 153-hectare (379-acre) wilderness park in HRM near Purcell’s Cove.
Find out how you can help make it happen!

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