Bring your hiking shoes and explore the park’s 26 scenic trails, from easy forested walks to sloping coastal hikes. Picnic in quaint coves, and experience the friendly local culture in the fishing villages that dot the park’s edges. There are sandy beaches and plenty of ocean and freshwater swimming. Enjoy cycling, ocean kayaking in sheltered bays, camping, golfing, and fishing; you might even catch minke and humpback whales breaching off shore.


  • Randonnée


    Cape Breton Highlands National Park's hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The trails provide a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton Island.

  • Camping


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

  • Camping


    Cycle all or part of the Cabot Trail which, according to Lonely Planet, is one of the world's top ten cycling destinations.

  • Camping

    The Cabot Trail

    Some of the most spectacular views in Atlantic Canada!

All activities

Canoeing Canoeing
Sea Kayaking Paddling
Sailboating Boating
Tobogganing Tobogganing
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Rock climbing Mountain climbing
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Cross-country skiing Cross country skiing
Interpretation Tours and programs
Interpretation Special events
Theatre Theatre
Mountain biking Mountain biking