Black Brook Day Use Area Reconstruction

Repairs are needed to the Black Brook Day Use Area following extreme weather events in November, 2021. Design includes parking lot expansion, new shelter, new playground, footpath connectivity, access ramps to the beach, lower DUA decommissioning, washroom upgrade, drainage and overflow upgrades and extensive landscaping. Project design has incorporated several climate resiliency measures. 

Latest update

February 3, 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 January 4 to February 3, 2023 - January 4, 2023


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 of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • 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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