4th Commemorative Park Poster Available
An image of West Mabou Beach — entitled Beach Panorama — is the2004 commemorative parks poster officially unveiled today, July16, by Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture andHeritage, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister RichardHurlburt. In celebration of Parks Day, the Department of Natural Resourceshas launched the fourth poster in the series that showcases thenatural beauty and uniqueness of Nova Scotia’s provincial parks.The 2004 image was taken at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park inInverness County by Shirley Robb, photographer withCommunications Nova Scotia. “These posters capture many unique images of our provincial parksthat might otherwise not be seen by visitors,” said Mr.MacDonald. “West Mabou Beach is an outstanding coastal beach withdramatic coastal views, open grassy hills and forested trails. Amajority of visitors come to Nova Scotia because of our naturalenvironment and access to the coastline is part of the NovaScotia experience.” Designated as a provincial park in 2001, West Mabou Beach isknown for its extensive dune system. It offers visitors beachaccess to the Northumberland Strait and hiking experiences. Theproperty provides opportunities for viewing soaring eagles andwhales feeding near the shore, as well as the remains of earlyfarms and homesteads. A new poster is launched each year to help promote the naturalbeauty of the trails, shorelines and wilderness of Nova Scotia’sprovincial park system. The posters are sold at provincialcamping parks, visitor information centres and through thedepartment’s parks website.