Helicopter delivering supplies for winter research, Sable Island National Park Reserve Helicopter delivering supplies for winter research
© Parks Canada/D. Austin

Sable Island has an ongoing tradition of in-depth, varied, and diverse research, owing to its unique environment and location. The work of many researchers and institutions over the last number of decades has yielded fascinating information about the island’s ecology and cultural history.

Parks Canada works with research partners to facilitate applied research and monitoring activities so that it can fulfill its mandate and make responsible decisions about its management planning and operating practices.

The on-line national Research and Collection Permit System (RCPS) applies to all natural, archaeological, and social science research and enables Parks Canada to effectively manage research. Research in National Parks 

For researchers planning to work on Sable Island, please contact us for information about access, permission and safety.