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.

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


Choose from 26 spectacular trails.

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


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

A person standing seaside looking through binoculars

Interpretation programs

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

Winter activities

Enjoy nature this winter! Hiking, snowshoeing, and other activities in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


Cape Breton Highlands National Park's hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and...

Calendar of events

Take part in a wide range of events, special activities and memorable experiences in this unique place in Canada.


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.


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.


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...

Challenge yourself

Find information on Canada's National Historic Sites, National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and on other cultural and natural heritage...

Things to do

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
Mountain biking Mountain biking
Geocaching Geocaching
Rock climbing Mountain climbing
Beaches Beach
Playground Playground
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Swimming Swimming

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
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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