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326 Ovens Park Rd
Riverport, Nova Scotia, B0J 2W0


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Gold Panning

Rent a pan and try your hand at gold panning on Cunard's Beach. Gold fever has always been an epidemic at the Ovens Natural Park!


If you are interested in the 1861 Gold Rush at the Ovens Park, visit our little museum, full of pictures, tools and memorabilia from the 1861 Gold Rush.

There is something about the lure of undiscovered gold that brings out the adventurer in all of us. While you are panning, you may find yourself side-by-side with other skilled gold panners, who may enjoy sharing their knowledge. The gold panning takes place on our historic Cunard's Beach.

Rentals are available for $6.00 + tax = $6.90   

A panning DEMO CAN BE ARRANGED WITH ONE OF OUR GUIDES $3.00 per person                                                                                             

(A $5 DEPOSIT IS ALSO REQUIRED, refunded upon return of the rinsed pan & spade on day of rental).

Gold pans, gold panning kits, spades, and other items are available for purchase in our General Store.

Photo Credit - Peter Blacksberg

Photo Credit - Peter Blacksberg

The Ovens Natural Park     Phone 902.766.4621    E-Mail: