East Point Whale Trail Project, Saturna Island

Saturna Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands that is part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. East Point on Saturna Island is an ideal destination for whale education, as the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales frequent this location on a regular basis. East Point will be officially designated as a whale trail location. The objective is to upgrade the related infrastructure to provide a cohesive visitor offer and to protect culturally and ecologically sensitive areas. Phase one of this project is the development of the trail and associated infrastructure. Phase two's objective is to create an educational node at the lighthouse viewpoint, including interpretive panels, a seating area to facilitate wildlife viewing and a First Nation's piece.
This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

January 10, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
2220 Harbour Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6
Telephone: 250-654-4000 or 1-866-944-1744
Fax: 250-654-4014
Email: gulfinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Other, not otherwise specified
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • 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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