Sable Island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean near the edge of the Continental Shelf, 290 km offshore from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The closest landfall is Canso, Nova Scotia, at 161 km, making it one of Canada’s furthest offshore islands. It is a thin crescent shape, made up entirely of sand, and is approximately 42 km long and 1.3 km across at its widest point.

Regional Map (showing Nova Scotia and Sable Island)
Map of Sable Island (Satellite image with main locations identified)

Regional Map

map of Sable Island and regionDownloadable version: Sable Island Regional Map (PDF: 1.2 MB)

Map of Sable Island

map of Sable IslandDownloadable version: Sable Island Map (PDF: 1.2 MB)