Lighthouse Trail Reroute - Post Hurricane Fiona Upgrades

Back in the fall 2022, the trail was extensively damaged by the effects of Hurricane Fiona.
In response to that damage, this undertaking calls for the rerouting of trail sections deemed beyond repair. Generally, rerouted sections will be relocated further inland back from damaged areas and away from storm surge effects.
The general scope of activities includes repair maintenance and slight modification to existing trail segments. Relocated sections will require various trail-building activities, including corridor demarcation and tree clearing, trail tread preparation (e.g. raising and hardening), and installations of boardwalk, culvert and small bridge where deemed necessary.
Construction work consists of use of hand tools for tree clearing as well as use of light equipment for excavation-related operations. Work is tentatively scheduled for the fall, 2023 and continue until completion, later in the fall or early spring.
Subject to funding from ACOA funding, this project will proceed by way of a Basic Impact Analysis.

Latest update

May 27, 2023 – 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 April 27 to May 27, 2023 - April 27, 2023


Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
259 Pk Service Rd
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2L2
Telephone: 902-224-2306 or 1-902-371-2698

  • Location

    • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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