Cape Breton Highlands National Park
One of Nova Scotia's most enchanting places, where the mountains meet the sea. Discover 950 square kilometres of rugged wilderness, travel along the world-famous Cabot Trail and marvel at lush, forested river canyons carved into an ancient plateau.
Join us for any or all of the Winter Wellness Walks at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Snowshoeing offers a way to discover Cape Breton Highlands National Park with the whole family.
Choose from 26 spectacular trails.
Sharing stories: Mi’kmaw culture
Learn about Mi'kmaw culture through story telling and ceremony.
Sightseeing along the Cabot Trail
Some of the most spectacular views in Atlantic Canada.
There are 8 campgrounds to choose from in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, trails, interpretation programs, beaches and swimming, biking, and more.
Plan your visit
How to get here, accessibility, facilities and services.
Camping and overnight accommodations
Types of accommodations, equipped camping, and backcountry camping.
Tours and programs
Guided hikes, interpretation programs and learning experiences.
Seasonal and annual admission passes.
Safety and guidelines
Wildlife, seasonal safety, rip currents and site regulations.
About Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Nature and science
Conservation and science, animals, plants, and the environment.
Stewardship and management
Public consultations, plans, policies, infrastructure programs, and more.
Contact Cape Breton Highlands National Park
For emergencies within the national park:
Hours of operation
Visitor services are available from May to October.
More places to discover with Parks Canada
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Meet the man who would forever transform the modern world. Feel Alexander Graham Bell’s remarkable legend come to life while touring full-scale replicas, touching his personal artefacts and taking part in exhilarating behind-the-scenes tours.
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Mingle with Louisbourg’s lively 18th century citizens, hearing their stories and tasting their food while soldiers march, cannons blast, children play and women mend clothes on a typical 1740s day in the French fortified town.
Marconi National Historic Site
Discover how the wireless age began at a museum chronicling inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s achievements in carrying out the world’s first transatlantic wireless telegraph experiments in Nova Scotia at the turn of 20th century.
St. Peters Canal National Historic Site
Located in one of Canada’s oldest European settlements, St. Peters Canal links the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d'Or Lakes as well as Canada’s historic trading past to Cape Breton Island’s vibrant future.
Canso Islands National Historic Site
Wander an interpretive trail to unveil vital history. Uncover the secrets of an 18th century settlement. Be amazed by the war-torn remains of a stone fortress. Canso Islands National Historic Site brings to life the stories of Atlantic Canada.
- Date modified :