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.

Latest update

14 march 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


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


Cape Breton Highlands National Park
7495 Main Street
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H6
Telephone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866
Email: cbinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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 assessment.


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