Sable Island National Park Reserve - map, photos and other informations


Located off the shores of eastern Nova Scotia, Sable Island National Park Reserve is a spectacular and unique destination for adventure travellers. Established in 2013, the park covers 34 square kilometers of pristine beaches and windswept dunes that protect the rich history and ecology of the island.

The park supports an incredible variety of wildlife species, from the majestic Sable Island Horses to the whales and seals that populate the surrounding waters. Bird watchers can enjoy over 335 species of birds, such as the endangered piping plover and roseate tern. The park offers a unique opportunity for wildlife observation, with the Sable Island Horses a true highlight of the park.

The beaches of Sable Island National Park Reserve draw sun worshippers and beachcombers alike throughout the warmer months. Visitors can take advantage of the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the miles of pristine sand, perfect for a relaxing beach day.

For those looking to explore the park’s rugged coastline, a kayaking or canoeing trip through the coastal waters is the perfect way to take in the dramatic beauty of the island.

Within the protected areas of the park, visitors will find the Sable Island Station Science Centre, as well as several lighthouses, windmills, and old settlements. The historic sites give insight into the rich and colourful history of the island, and offer a glimpse of the daily life of the island’s early inhabitants.

Nature lovers and admirers of the great outdoors won’t soon forget the experience of visiting Sable Island National Park Reserve. With its vast open landscapes, rich wildlife, and opportunities for exploration, the island truly is an incredible place to explore.

Photos of Sable Island National Park Reserve

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Sable Island National Park Reserve

What type of reserve is Sable Island National Park Reserve?

Sable Island National Park Reserve is a National Wildlife Area under the Canadian Wildlife Act.

What kind of wildlife can be found on Sable Island?

Sable Island is home to many species of birds, including the endangered Ipswich Sparrow, as well as seals, whales, and Atlantic grey squirrels.

Is there any public access to the reserve?

Public access is not available to Sable Island National Park Reserve at this time.

Are there any activities available on Sable Island?

While access to the Park is not available to the public, there are several activities available for visitors in nearby areas including fishing, kayaking, bird watching, and hiking.

Average weather in Sable Island National Park Reserve

Temp max Temp min Rain Snow
Jan 4 °C -1 °C 110 mm 32 mm
Feb 3 °C -1 °C 108 mm 35 mm
Mar 3 °C 0 °C 106 mm 27 mm
Apr 6 °C 3 °C 133 mm 12 mm
May 8 °C 6 °C 93 mm 0 mm
Jun 12 °C 10 °C 128 mm 0 mm
Jul 17 °C 16 °C 106 mm 0 mm
Aug 20 °C 19 °C 96 mm 0 mm
Sep 18 °C 16 °C 98 mm 0 mm
Oct 15 °C 12 °C 126 mm 0 mm
Nov 11 °C 7 °C 144 mm 2 mm
Dec 7 °C 3 °C 142 mm 14 mm

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