Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified

Adult - Person 18 to 64 years of age
Senior - Person 65 years of age or over
Youth - Person 6 to 17 years of age
Family/Group - Up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle in a national park

Free admission for youth 17 and under




*Adult$ 8.50
*Senior$ 7.25
*Family/Group$ 16.75
*Commercial Group, per person$ 7.25


*Adult$ 41.75
*Senior$ 36.75
*Family/Group$ 83.75

Seasonal Early Bird

*Adult$ 21.00
*Senior$ 18.75
*Family/Group$ 52.25
Available from November 1 to June 30.

Parks Canada Discovery Pass

*Adult$ 72.25
*Senior$ 61.75
*Family/Group$ 145.25


One Night

*Unserviced with Pit Privies (Big Intervale)$ 18.75
*Unserviced with Washroom Building Having Toilets Only (MacIntosh Brook and Overflow)$ 23.00
*Unserviced with Washroom Building Having Toilets Only (Corney Brook)$ 25.25
*Unserviced with Washroom Building Having Toilets and Showers (Chéticamp and Broad Cove)$ 27.25
*Unserviced with Washroom Building Having Toilets and Showers (Cheticamp, Broad Cove & Ingonish Beach)$ 29.25
*Serviced with Electricity (Chéticamp)$ 31.50
*Serviced with Electricity, Water, and Sewer (Chéticamp and Broad Cove)$ 37.75
*Serviced with Electricity, Water, and Sewer$ 40.75
*oTENTik (Chéticamp, Broad Cove & Ingonish Beach)$ 106.50

7 consecutive nights or more

*Primitive with pit privies (Big Intervale)$ 16.00
*Serviced with electricity (Chéticamp)$ 26.75
*Serviced with electricity, water and sewer (Chéticamp and Broad Cove)$ 32.00
*Serviced with electricity, water and sewer - high-occupancy rate$ 34.75

Group Camping - One Night

*Per Person, with showers$ 6.25
*Per Person, without showers$ 5.25



*Firewood, per bundle$ 8.00

Other Programs

*Shower (Non-camper)$ 5.50
*Dump Station$ 40.75


Backcountry Fees

Per person, per night$ 12.75



*Adult, Per Day (Monday-Friday)$ 9.90
*Youth (17 and under), Per Day (Monday-Friday)$ 7.90
*Adult, Per Weekend$ 14.90
*Youth (17 and under), Per weekend$ 12.90


Per Permit

*Daily$ 12.75
*Seasonal$ 44.25
*Seasonal (salmon) - Catch and Release Only$ 44.25


School Programs

Enhanced program, per group, per hour$ 136.00

Enhanced Program

Skyline Sunset Hike, per person$ 29.70
Seeing in the Dark, per person$ 29.70
Lantern Walk through Time, per person$ 29.70



*Online Reservation, Modification or Cancellation$ 11.50
*Reservation, Modification or Cancellation by phone$ 13.50

Free admission for youth 17 and under

As of January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free! There’s no better time to create lasting memories with the whole family.


What is free?

Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada will be provided free of charge.

Free admission for youth only applies to places managed by Parks Canada. It does not apply to provincial parks, territorial parks, municipal and private parks, nor to the many historic sites not managed by Parks Canada.

Please refer to the full list of Parks Canada places before you plan your visit to take advantage of free admission for youth.

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping, backcountry and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Northern Park Backcountry Camping and Excursion Permit
  • Lockage
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Some special event fees
  • Firewood
  • Backcountry overnight use

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more information.

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