Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas



Baleine Located on the eastern tip of Cape Breton Island, near Baleine, this area features a diverse assemblage of intact coastal habitats, including coastal spruce/fir forests, barrens, wetlands, cliffs, barrier beaches, brackish ponds and off-shore islands. These habitats support unique plant communities, including at least seven rare arctic/alpine species. Several species of colonial seabirds nest here, including Leach’s Storm Petrel. Migrating shorebirds such as whimbrel frequent the barrens and beaches.

The highly indented and scenic coastline is frequented by sea kayakers and hikers. Camping on designated sites and berry picking for personal use will be permitted.