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Protected Areas


The Stillwaters Wilderness Area (formerly Gull Lake)

Formerly referred to as "Gull Lake" in the Parks and Protected Areas Plan, this area features a diverse mosaic of forest types, wetlands, lakes and stillwaters adjacent to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Forest cover is a mix of young to mature spruce-fir and hardwood. Located at a biogeographic transition zone, protection of this area increases representation of three natural landscapes in our protected areas system.

The area is suitable for sport fishing, trapping and backcountry canoeing, but water quality protection is a management priority.

This area overlaps with and helps protect most of Louisbourg’s drinking water supply area.