Restricted Activity Notice
Rock or Ice Climbing

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Effective Dates: April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the Superintendent designates rock or ice climbing as restricted activities within Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Rock or ice climbing includes ascending or descending rock walls, cliff faces, scree slopes, or icefalls by any means, including with the use of ropes or specialized equipment or techniques for that purpose.

No person shall engage in rock climbing or ice climbing in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, except as authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent.

This restriction is in effect at all times.

Rock or ice climbing in Cape Breton Highlands National Park other than in accordance with a valid permit is an offence under the Canada National Parks Act, and may result in prosecution.


Restricted activity notice - Rock or ice climbing (PDF - 2 MB)

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