Things to do

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Home to the world-famous Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its striking ocean views, deep river canyons, and dramatic forested plateau. Explore easy coastal walks or challenging forested hikes that bring you to spectacular view points. Enjoy camping, swimming, cycling, golfing and fishing. Participate in an interpretive program and learn about the natural and cultural heritage of this special place.

A person with their back towards the camera walking with snowshoes into a snow covered forest with their arms wide open

Winter Wednesdays

Join us for any or all of the Winter Wellness Walks at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Two people holding poles snowshoe on top of snow on a sunny winter's day

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing offers a way to discover Cape Breton Highlands National Park with the whole family.

Two people on a rugged hiking trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Hiking

Choose from 26 spectacular trails.

Two people setting up a tent in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Camping

There are 8 campgrounds to choose from in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

An oceanside highway.

The Cabot Trail

Some of the most spectacular views in Atlantic Canada.

A Mi'kmaq hand drummer.

Sharing stories

Learn about Mi'kmaw culture through oral history and ceremony.

A person standing seaside looking through binoculars

Interpretation programs

A rich variety of programming is offered all summer throughout the park.

Two people sitting on red chairs overlooking the ocean.

We saved you a seat!

Faites une promenade en bonne compagnie, puis offrez-vous un moment d’arrêt pour prendre un autoportrait dans nos chaises rouges.

Winter activities

Winter Wednesdays at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Snowshoeing

Explore the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on snowshoes, take advantage of our wintery weather and see the highlands in a totally new perspective.

Kids' Corner

Fun activities you can try at home while you learn about Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Cycling

Cycle all or part of the Cabot Trail which, according to Lonely Planet, is one of the world's top ten cycling destinations.

Beaches and swimming

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is home to a variety of superb beaches.

Fishing

Cape Breton Highlands National Park presently offers recreational fishing opportunities, in season, on its many lakes and streams. The most sought after...

Golf at Highlands Links

The headlands and cliffs of Cape Breton Highlands tower over the rich, natural heritage that is all around. Home to the famous Cabot Trail, the land is...

Things to do

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Sailboating Boating
Cross-country skiing Cross country skiing
Kayaking Kayaking
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Interpretation Tours and programs
Lookout Sightseeing
Tobogganing Tobogganing
Interpretation Special events
Photo Opportunity Photography
Tennis Tennis
Theatre Theatre
Picnic area Picnicking
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Bicycles Cycling
Notice board Interpretive trail
Stargazing
Mountain biking Mountain biking
Geocaching Geocaching
Rock climbing Mountain climbing
Beaches Beach
Playground Playground
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Swimming Swimming

Facilities and services

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Beaches Beaches
Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Playground Playground
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms
WiFi Wi-Fi
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