Dawson Dowell Park

Historic, picturesque with spectacular views: plan your visit to Dawson Dowell Park in East Hants!

Located at the edge of the village core of Maitland, this day-use park provides easy access to spectacular views of Cobequid Bay and the famous Tidal Bore. A family-friendly attraction, the park offers opportunities to relax and explore for guests of all ages, the beauty of the park also makes it ideal for family and group photos.

Did you know? You can see the tidal bore from multiple locations if you arrive first at Dawson Dowell Park then drive to the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre in South Maitland! Download the 2023 tidal bore time table and learn more about the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre to plan your adventure.

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A Day at Dawson Dowell Park…

  • Enjoy a family picnic in the gazebo or new picnic shelters
  • Take in the splendor of the garden planters and horticulture
  • Maitland was Nova Scotia’s first Heritage Conservation District and Dawson Dowell Park is just one family-friendly that attraction that lets you experience the beauty, history and culture of the local area. Stop at the nearby Lawrence House provincial museum (open seasonally) to learn all about the village’s rich shipbuilding history!

A local insider’s tip: take an easy path over the Acadian Dyke wall – this will lead you to a public wharf for up close views of the ever-changing tides in the Shubenacadie River.


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