Establishment of Seasonal Travel Corridor

The existing main road from the South beach from the Sable Island Main Station traverses an active tern colony (May – August). Vehicle movements along this corridor creates disturbance to nesting birds, and can contribute to nest failure and chick mortality. To reduce these impacts, it is proposed that a seasonal, temporary crossing be developed to allow access to the south beach from Main Station. The proposed location is located approximately 1.8 km east of Main Station and passes through one of the narrowest sections of the dunes (~ 100m long) and is currently almost devoid of vegetation and easily navigable by SINPR vehicles. The project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

July 19, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Sable Island National Park Reserve
1869 Upper Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9
Telephone: 902-426-1500

  • Location

    • Sable Island National Park Reserve (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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