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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada

Special Access Pass Available to Expropriated People from Parks Canada Places on Cape Breton

Access pass for people whose lands were expropriated from Parks Canada places on Cape Breton
Access pass for people whose lands were expropriated from Parks Canada places on Cape Breton Island
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Parks Canada is now offering free access to families whose lands were expropriated during the creation of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Fortress of Louisbourg and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Sites.

Three generations, including those who owned property within the national park or national historic sites, their children and grandchildren, along with their spouses, are eligible for a special access pass and are encouraged to contact Parks Canada.

Eligibility will be determined based on existing historic records or evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The special access pass will allow holders free entry to the national historic site or national park of personal or family significance.

The introduction of this special access pass is part of a national program announced by Parks Canada which will allow hundreds of families in Canada to return to sites where they grew up or have deep family connections. The entry pass is an important step towards healing community relations.

For more information on pass eligibility and distribution, please contact: