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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Majestic plateaus. Lush boreal, Acadian, and taiga forests. Deeply-cut river glens. Endless Atlantic views. Heaven is a place on earth, and it’s The Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Discover one of Canada’s most enchanting places for yourself with each incredible ocean vista, cliff-clinging trail, and epic wildlife encounter.

Parks Canada’s got you covered with oTENTiks in three beautiful campgrounds: Chéticamp, Ingonish Beach and Broad Cove. Imagine opening up your front door to the wonders of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You’ll enjoy all the excitement of camping outdoors, but this time with a soft bed and a cozy roof over your head.

 

Stories about the Island, by Locals and Visitors

Oh The Things You’ll See

What will you see? Land touched by time in the best way possible. Rare species thriving amongst populations of arctic-alpine plants left over from the last ice age. Rust-coloured cliffs and forested river canyons that carve into the ancient plateau. An unforgettable landscape.

Featured Listings

Acadian Trail

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Chéticamp

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park’s h...


Skyline Trail

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Chéticamp

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trai...


Corney Brook Campground

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Corney Brook

Part of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, 15 km north of Cheticamp. A small campground on the ocean, featuring 20 tenting sites with ...


Enjoy a ‘Featured Experience’ from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the ‘Perfect Picnic’, because everything tastes better when you eat it outside So go ahead—let nature design your dining space. The highlands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls and forests set the scene—add yourself and bon appétit!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your picnic tote
  3. Find your perfect picnic place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and enjoy!

 

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    Hiking

    A study in contrasts. Easy strolls and challenging climbs. Verdant mountain peaks and moody blue coast. Intrepid adventure and serene beauty—you’ll find it all with each step.

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    Camping

    Six unique campgrounds, one amazing stay. Head backcountry to sleep under the stars. Fall asleep oceanside. Or, find a happy compromise between tent and rugged cabin in an oTENTik.

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    Experiences

    Experience the night like never before. Watch a sunset. Listen to the haunting call of loons. Catch sight of our late-night residents. Guided hikes let you explore the park after dark.

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around