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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Nestled along the famous Cabot Trail, the Cape Breton Highlands offers an experience like no other. Here you can become one with nature by walking next to amazing forest creatures, camping next to indescribable views, and hiking various trails.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, there have been some adjustments to the visitor experience. Parks Canada will follow the advice of Health Canada and encourages social distancing. For more information regarding the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and restrictions please follow this link.

Please note that not all experiences highlighted in this video are currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions. If there are any changes, this information will be updated. Enjoy this video to begin planning your 2022 vacation.


  • Hiking

    Whether it’s hiking Franey, the Acadian trail, or the Skyline, our Cape Breton Highlands National Parks is an explorer’s paradise! Here you can see rugged coastlines, wildlife, and experience views from mountain tops that will take your breath away. 

  • Camping

    Pack up the car and the kids you are headed to the campsite this weekend! But this just isn’t any old camping experience. You will be camping inside one of six unique campgrounds within the National Park.  It’s time to break out the smores!

  • Experiences

    Experience the night like never before. Watch a sunset. Listen to the haunting call of loons. Catch sight of our late-night residents. Guided hikes let you explore the park after dark.

  • Places to Stay

    Want to split your time between camping and glamping? Be sure to check out all of your accommodation options to make the most out of your Highlands National Park adventure.

  • Places to Eat

    Love the camping experience but craving something to eat that you forgot to pack or ran out of? No problem. Why not take a drive into town and grab something to eat at one of the many local restaurants.

  • Discover Pass

    The Discovery Pass is your gateway to history, nature, and adventure from coast to coast to coast. The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at over 80 Parks Canada national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas that typically charge a daily entrance fee.

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

Getting Here and Around

Locals Know

Park Canada oTENTiks

Parks Canada’s got you covered with oTENTiks in three beautiful campgrounds: Chéticamp, Ingonish Beach and Broad Cove. Imagine opening up your front door to the wonders of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You’ll enjoy all the excitement of camping outdoors, but this time with a soft bed and a cozy roof over your head.

Please note that oTENTiks are currently closed on Cape Breton Island.  If there are any changes, this information will be updated. Enjoy this video to begin planning your 2021 vacation!