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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Activity booklet
Activity booklet

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Activity booklet [PDF - 6.1 MB]

Are you looking for some fun activities you can try at home while you learn about Cape Breton Highlands National Park? Try some of these!

Guess who!

Who Am I?

Can you guess who is talking based on the clues provided?

  1. I am the largest member of the deer family. I am a herbivore, and love eating pond grasses, young trees, and shrubs. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one place you may see me.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a moose!


  2. I have a large broad tail that I slap on the water if I am startled. I have strong front teeth that I use to cut trees and plants. My home is called a lodge.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a beaver!


  3. I am a large marine mammal. I breathe air regularly but spend most of my time underwater. Watching for me is a common activity in Cape Breton.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a whale!


  4. I am a type of plant commonly found in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Although not very big, I am very tasty. I am a bear's favourite food.

    What am I?

    • Answer

      I am a blueberry!


  5. I can be found in my nest which is usually up high in a tree or on the side of a cliff. I have a large hooked beak and a white head. Fish is my favourite food.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a bald eagle!

      Bald eagle

  6. I live in both fresh and salt water. I eat crustaceans and small fish. I travel all around the world. My species population is decreasing.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a salmon!

      Atlantic salmon© Jimmie Pedersen

  7. I can grow up to 18 metres tall. Moose like to chew on me. I often visit people’s homes during the Holiday season. I have cones and needles.

    Who am I?

    • Answer

      I am a balsam fir tree!

      Balsam fir

Find a tree and create some art

Tree art!

What you will need:

  • Blank sheet of white paper or even fabric
  • Crayons
  • Masking tape


  1. Take your piece of paper or fabric, and tape it to the trunk of any tree
  2. Take your crayon (best to hold it sideways), and rub the crayon against the paper
  3. After doing this the pattern of the bark will be on your paper

If you want, you can use different colours, and you can also draw a picture on the paper beforehand and use the rubbing to colour it in!

Find out how water travels to a leaf

What you will need:

  • Water
  • Container for water
  • Leaf from a tree (stem attached)
  • Food colouring (red or blue)


  1. Put water in a cup/container and add a few drops of food colouring.
  2. Place the stem of the leaf in the water.
  3. Over several days, watch and record the results.

The colour from the water will spread to the leaf, demonstrating how water nourishes leaves.

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