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)

Shaw Wilderness Park

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)

Thanks to our many donors and supporters, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, along with partners Halifax Regional Municipality and Shaw Group Ltd., has established a wilderness park in the heart of Halifax. The Shaw Wilderness Park conserves 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 park is haven for more than 40 species of breeding birds and other wildlife — and a sanctuary in the city for hiking, swimming and connecting to nature. The park will open in 2020.

To learn more about the Shaw Wilderness Park, visit KeepHalifaxWild.ca

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