Inclement weather over the summer has delayed until early October the opening of Sunset Sands, a high-end recreational vehicle park in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, according to The Cape Breton Post.
Joe Morris, a member of the community group heading the tourist development, said all the plumbing for the sewer and water has been installed.
“We are just at the stage where we are burying the electrical cable,” he said. “We probably won’t open until October and if we do it will be for a short time.”
They hope to have it operating in time for the annual Celtic Colors music festival.
The Port Hood Co-operative Limited, a group of local shareholders, identified the need for a high-end RV park as a way to promote tourism.
“Everything is going ahead, the site looks beautiful, there is a lot of interest in these seasonal sites,” Morris said.
The shareholders co-operative raised $460,000 through the sale of shares, sufficient funds to finish the first phase of 55 sites.
In early 2008, another share offering will be launched to begin phase two. Twenty-five sites will be added in each of the next two phases.
The co-operative wants to attract the high-end camper and will offer three-way hookups on large sites.
It’s also uniquely located in the center of Port Hood within a 30-second walk to the beach, “a gorgeous setting.”
Morris said they have already had good response to the sale of the seasonal sites for next season.
The park will be equipped with washrooms and hot showers, a playground area, convenience store and heated swimming pool.