Le Buttereau Parking Lot Redesign, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The current access road for Le Buttereau trailhead parking lot involves crossing Rigwash Brook, with three side-by-side culverts located beneath the roadway. This project proposes to relocate the parking area closer to the Cabot Trail, replacing the current stream crossing with a pedestrian bridge located at a relatively narrow area slightly upstream. By removing the existing culverts and returning the streambed in this area to a natural state, the project aims to improve aquatic connectivity. This project is anticipated to take place in 2021 and will be assessed with a Basic Impact Assessment.

Latest update

6 January 2021 – 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 7 December 2020 to 6 January 2021 - December 7, 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

    • Highways and Roads
    • Bridges
    • Remediation and conservation
  • 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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