SYDNEY RIVER, NS – Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod is pleased the Mira River Provincial Park season will be extended by five weeks.
“People in the area and people who use the park have been pushing for an extended season for a long time,” says MacLeod. “This is positive news for our community.”
MacLeod asked about extending the park’s season during Question Period back in October. One of his concerns was that Mira River park wouldn’t be open to campers during Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours festival in the fall.
The change announced this week means the park, which used to close on Sept. 5, will now stay open until Oct. 15, allowing people to make use of the facilities during the Celtic Colours celebrations.
“Keeping Mira River Provincial Park open later into the fall will bring more tourists to the area and offer more weeks of employment to the excellent park staff,” says MacLeod. “It will be a great boost to our economy.”
MacLeod says he hopes the five-week extension is permanent because he has seen first-hand that the interest is there. He says the next step will be to look at the public demand for opening the park earlier in the spring as well.
MacLeod says he is very happy to have an exceptional recreational area like Mira River Provincial Park in his constituency. The park offers a beautiful water-side setting for 156 overnight camp sites.