Culture and history

Sable Island National Park Reserve

Cultural history

Cultural history, life saving station, weather monitoring, research, archaeology.

Park establishment

Designation of Sable Island National Park Reserve.

Sable Island has an extremely rich history stretching back to the 1500s, including shipwrecks, life-saving stations, and over a hundred years of weather monitoring. Its ecology is fascinating with wild horses, seals, over three hundred species of birds, including the only known breeding location in the world for the Ipswich sparrow, and species of moths and insects found nowhere else on the planet. A vibrant plant community, including some plants that have rare distribution elsewhere, grow on the rolling and dynamic dunes that make up one of the largest dune systems in Eastern Canada.

Learn more

If you want to discover more about Sable Island, there are many online resources available to you. Some of these include:

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