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.
Full fire ban in effect; trails reopened
In alignment with the Province of Nova Scotia’s announcement that the ban on woodland activities has been lifted, trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park have reopened, effective immediately. Other restrictions including backcountry camping at Fishing Cove are also lifted.
A full fire ban remains in effect at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. No open fires are permitted. This includes campfires, charcoal barbecues, and candles. Propane/gas camp stoves and lanterns are permitted but should be used with caution. Fire in kitchen shelters stoves are not permitted.
For more information, please read our latest Information Bulletin.
Choose from 26 spectacular trails.
There are 8 campgrounds to choose from in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Sightseeing along the Cabot Trail
Some of the most spectacular views in Atlantic Canada.
Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of our red chairs.
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks, including 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.
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