Keltic Road Rehabilitation Project

The project proposes to rehabilitate Keltic Road in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Proposed works include the inland realignment of the Keltic In Road away from the coastal zone to address safety concerns caused by coastal erosion, and upgrades to aging infrastructure, including water and electrical systems. The existing portion of the Keltic In Road will be restored to a natural state in the future. Improvements to the existing conditions of the Keltic Out Road, such as repaving and installation of new culverts, are also being considered. The project will require excavation and tree clearing, which will be scheduled outside of sensitive timing windows for wildlife. Site preparation and construction are expected to begin in summer 2024, with occasional shutdowns throughout the peak season. The expected project completion is July 2026.

Latest update

June 3, 2024 – 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.



Cape Breton Highlands National Park
7495 Main Street
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H6
Telephone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866

  • Location

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

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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