We used to have a thread on this but I can't seem to find it.
Sable Island park bill introduced in Senate
February 12, 2013 - 5:23pm BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
Read More: thechronicleherald.ca
The process of transforming Sable Island into a national park entered its final stage Tuesday when legislation was tabled in the Senate.
Environment Minister Peter Kent made the announcement at a news conference in Halifax, saying the bill marks the last step in the designation of the island for protection under the Canada National Parks Act.
“With the passing of this legislation, Sable Island will be protected for present and future generations,” Kent said in a statement.
Sable Island will be Nova Scotia's third national park (Keji and Cape Breton are the other two). There's a colony of Sable Island ponies on the island and the area has a significant historic importance simply described by its nickname "The Graveyard of the Atlantic".
Sable Island on Google Maps
Sable Island: A Story of Survival
Interesting side note; Administratively speaking Sable Island is part of Downtown Halifax despite the 300km+ separation.
There's 44 national parks across Canada in addition to countless other nationally protected areas (NWA's, bird sanctuaries, marine protected areas, ect). I've been to enough to know that we should have some awesome stories, tips, and photos.