Evening light on south beach dunes © Parks Canada
On October 17, 2011, the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia signed a Memorandum of Agreement to Establish a National Park at Sable Island.
Since April 1, 2012, Parks Canada is the main point of contact for Sable Island National Park Reserve, and is coordinating access to the island. Parks Canada is working very closely with the Canadian Coast Guard and Environment Canada's Meteorological Service of Canada to ensure a smooth transition to a national park reserve.
Over the coming year, Parks Canada will build understanding about the island, learning from the many people who have cared for and understand this unique place.
As Canada’s 43rd national park, Sable Island’s natural and cultural features will be protected for present and future generations.
Sable Island is an extremely isolated location, and access to it is determined by constraints of weather and geography. It is only accessible by private air charter or vessel. As has been the case in the past, visitors are required to register in advance and visits to Sable Island National Park Reserve are mostly day trips.
For information about access to Sable Island, please contact us.
Learn more about The establishment of Sable Island National Park Reserve