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Highway Reconstruction - Trout Brook to French Mountain, Cape Breton Highlands

This project calls for highway upgrades that include construction of a new 16 unit parking lot bordering the existing Geological Exhibit. Rehabilitation includes road strengthening, widening, and rehabilitation along a 4.5 kilometer stretch of the Cabot Trail. Work is to begin on or about the month of May and continue for a five month period.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given project.


Latest update

12 february 2020 – Parks Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Parks Canada is inviting public comments until 13 march 2020 respecting that determination.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 12 february to 13 march 2020 - February 12, 2020

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  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Ingonish Beach, NS, B0C 1L0
  • Telephone: 902-224-2306
  • Fax: 902-285-2866
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Highways and Roads
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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