Middle Head Trail Redevelopment

Middle Head Trail has been impacted as a result of extreme weather in November, 2021 and requires redevelopment. The existing trail is 3.8km, with sections requiring repairs being less than 3km in length. The Middle Head Trail is comprised of two segments: The Middle Head East segment (2132m) and the Middle Head West segment (1881m). Both segments are offering pedestrian and snowshoe activity and include features such as stone stairs, viewing areas and switchbacks. Drainage features will include frequent natural grade reversals, rock armoured dips, and culvert replacement. Some areas of work will include complete decommissioning of portions of the existing trail that will be rerouted with new construction.

Latest update

December 28, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from November 28 to December 28, 2022 - November 28, 2022


Cape Breton Highlands National Park
7495 Main Street
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H6
Telephone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866
Email: cbinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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