Nova Scotia Wildfire Updates

Update on Nova Scotia Wildfires

Thursday, June 1, 2023

We are monitoring significant fires in Shelburne County, Yarmouth County, and Upper Tantallon-Hammonds Plains area of Halifax Regional Municipality. For the latest information, see

We understand this is a challenging time for everyone in our province and you may be receiving questions from travellers or wondering what your business needs to do. We are doing our best to provide information to industry and travellers. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available, however, please continue to consult official sources for alerts and updates.


Travel is still permitted outside of areas affected by the wildfires. There is no directive to cancel your travel in other areas of the province.

People must stay out of evacuation areas. For the latest information on evacuation notices and affected areas, please see

People should also be mindful of their travel and activities in areas close to affected areas and ensure they are not impeding emergency responders.


Please stay out of the woods and encourage travellers to do the same. All travel and activities within forests in all parts of the province are prohibited until June 25 or until conditions allow restrictions to be lifted. Hiking, camping, fishing and the use of vehicles in the woods are not permitted. People can still access beaches and non-wooded areas of provincial and municipal parks, but wooded parks and trail systems are off limits. Camping is allowed only in campgrounds. Backcountry areas of National Parks are closed. 

No burning is allowed anywhere in the province – including campfires and fireworks. Violating the burn ban carries a fine of $25,000. 

Download fire ban posters (English PDF) and (French PDF) to display at your business. 

CSA certified propane fireplaces, barbeques, and charcoal barbeques are allowed to be used as long as you are using the recommended fuel. Charcoal BBQs may use charcoal briquettes only. Do not add anything on top (wood, garbage, etc.) because it can cause sparks.

For more information on restrictions, see


Businesses outside of the evacuation areas have not been directed to close. Businesses set their own policies for refunds and cancellations, but we encourage you to be flexible with customers who may not be comfortable travelling at this time or may be impacted by the fires.

Businesses must follow restrictions on travel and activities in the woods. If you have a business or accommodation in the woods, please use your best judgment and close any areas that require movement and activity in the forest. Campgrounds can remain open. Do not permit burning, including campfires, on your property.

Support for Evacuees

For information about emergency support for people who have had to evacuate their homes, please see

Residents and businesses in Halifax Regional Municipality whose properties are located in the area of significant impact on the evacuation map must immediately register with 311 via the Wildfires Evacuee Registration (or by calling 1.800.835.6428)

If you are closed due to the wildfires, please let us know by emailing We can add a note to your listing on and we are monitoring the impacts on tourism operators. 


Courtney Turner
Courtney Turner
What a perfect spot for a getaway! Fully furnished and kitchenette stocked. Not far off the beaten path for this place to be tucked away on a lake. We went at the end of the season, however access to the lake and canoes, private deck and BBQ available. Not more than 20 mins to the beaches! Will definitely be back!
Shaylynn Smith
Shaylynn Smith
What an amazing experience for us, we made so many memories over this past weekend! Views are gorgeous and the dome itself is very well kept. We will never forget our time spent here and are sure to return!
Emily Steele
Emily Steele
These geodomes are beautiful! Extremely clean, very well kept and the heat pump was a big plus. We loved our 2-night stay here. It was awesome to have kayaks and other watercraft available for guests to use. The view from the dome was gorgeous, especially with the fall colours. Definitely would recommend staying here!
Suzanne Gordon
Suzanne Gordon
One of my favorite places I have ever stayed. Beautiful, peaceful, sparkling clean, comfortable bed..and best of all you can stargaze while laying in bed through the transparent roof peak. Amazing!
Bassent Emara
Bassent Emara
We had such a wonderful time staying here! It was even better in person! The dome was such a peaceful and relaxing stay with super comfy mattresses! Breathtaking view of the mountains and water. We loved it so much we added a fourth night to our stay. We’ll definitely be back! Thanks Danny for such a cool experience!
Rory Graham
Rory Graham
This is a must visit in Cape Breton! We stayed for two nights and could not have pictured a better location/ accommodations. The domes were very clean, and came with all amenities necessary. The view over the cove is amazing. The hosts were extremely welcoming and kind, and were there with anything we needed. We will definitely be retuning!
archie rankin
archie rankin
Danny’s got a special spot here with these super cool domes. Right on a beautiful inlet of water on the Mabou Harbour road. The pictures don’t give the full effect of the location and scenery. Such a beauty view of the water from inside and outside the domes. Bald eagles were cruising around everyday. We stayed in dome 3 but the domes are staggered in such a way that everyone gets a great view. The place was spotless when we arrived and check in was a breeze. Danny has kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for you to use whenever you want. We were really impressed with the whole set up, and now I’m obsessed with domes haha. Fantastic spot, would love to get back there!
Katherine Gates
Katherine Gates
These Geodomes are amazing!!! We stayed in one for four nights in July. The owners have thought of everything! There is HVAC, a grill, pots and pans, utensils, and a beautiful bathroom with soap and shampoo. We even had fresh flowers on the table when we got there. The bed was really comfortable. We enjoyed grilling on the deck and eating breakfast and dinner looking out on the water. We had daily visits from an eagle that soared by. It was magical to fall asleep looking up at the stars. We drove up to the Cabot Trail to hike. There is a dock on the property for swimming and sea kayaks to explore the cove. There are lots of great restaurants with live music in the area. The owners gave us lots of great suggestions for restaurants and daily excursions. We highly recommend Northeast Cove Geodomes!!
Grace MacDonald
Grace MacDonald
These Geodomes are nothing short of amazing. It holds a beautiful interior, with just as beautiful view of the Mabou Harbour right from your deck. The furniture was very comfortable and we had everything we needed for the night provided for us (kitchen supplies, A/C, etc…). The hosts were very kind and thoughtful making sure we had everything we needed to ensure a comfortable stay! Could not recommend it more.
Nicholas Kaufmann Graham
Nicholas Kaufmann Graham
The Geodomes are absolutely beautiful. The Geodomes were outfitted with all the amenities necessary (A/C, BBQ, mini-fridge, hot plate with pots and pans, and even playing cards!). The A/C was great at keeping the Geodomes extremely cozy. Additionally, the Geodomes had a skylight which allowed for some amazing stargazing from the comfort of bed. It is clear that a lot of care was done in building and upkeeping this beautiful place. The hosts were incredibly kind and were always ready for some friendly conversation. The stay was truly amazing!

Booking online is easy and convenient.

We require a 2 night minimum stay. No pets or children under 10 are permitted on site.

Our Location IN MABOU


Mabou is on the western, sunset side of Cape Breton Island. It is approximately 65 km from the Canso Causeway along route 19 highway. The Northeast Cove is at 355 Mabou Harbour Road, Mabou, Nova Scotia.

Call Us

Danny 902-984-1160
Lorna 902-984-1150


355 Mabou Harbour Road Mabou, Nova Scotia BOE1X0