One of Canada’s most enchanting places, where the mountains meet the sea.

As you hug the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you'll wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where lush, forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-coloured cliffs.

Keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagles. You might even catch a minke or pilot whale breaking waves in the Atlantic, or Gulf of St. Lawrence. And you’re never far from a steaming plate of local lobster fresh from the ocean around you.

Featured things to do

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Hiking

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

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to truly experience and appreciate Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the Cabot Trail!

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Your park after dark

Experience the night like never before

Getting here

37639 Cabot Trail,
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
B0C 1L0

Hours of operation

Spring and fall
9 am to 5 pm

Summer
8:30 am to 7 pm

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017.
Other fees may apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 902-224-2306
Email: cbhnp.info@pc.gc.ca

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