Biodiversity protection and habitat conservation are two of the key purposes of ecological reserves, so certain rules apply within all the reserves in the province.
The public can visit most ecological reserves for educational purposes or low-impact recreational activities, such as hiking or sightseeing. This is true at Sandy Cove, although because of the rare plants' vulnerability, visitors are asked to be careful and watch their step.
The following activities are strictly prohibited in all wilderness and ecological reserves:
At the Sandy Cove Ecological Reserve:
Read the official Sandy Cove Ecological Reserve Management Plan and reserve regulations: