Your perfect picnic

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Our twist on "take-out"

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

So go ahead—let nature design your dining space. The highlands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls and forests set the scene—add yourself and bon appétit!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your picnic tote
  3. Find your perfect picnic place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and enjoy!

Top 10 Perfect Picnic Places

Map: Perfect Picnic places in Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  1. Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge 
    A five-minute climb brings you to a picturesque panorama
  2. La Bloc
    Let the ocean lap at your feet as you enjoy your picnic
  3. Fishing Cove
    A remote piece of paradise beckons you to visit and linger awhile as you dine outdoors
  4. Grand Anse
    Find a picnic table nestled in the shade of huge old-growth trees
  5. MacIntosh Brook
    A kitchen shelter, washrooms and a playground complement a peaceful trail leading to a beautiful waterfall
  6. Mary Ann Falls
    A thunderous spectacle to assuage the most thunderous appetite
  7. Warren Lake 
    Birds serenade and mountains surround this lakeside picnic paradise
  8. Top of Franey Mountain
    Reward yourself with awesome views and a hearty snack at the end of your climb
  9. Ingonish Beach 
    Spread a blanket in the sand or use a table by Freshwater Lake
  10. Middle Head
    Enjoy your picnic and the stunning scenery, surrounded by ocean on three sides

Your perfect picnic

2022 Perfect Picnic Menus

Aucoin's Bakery

All picnics come with a salad with dressing, a piece of fruit, juice or water and a freshly baked dessert (choose from a cinnamon roll, a muffin, or a cookie).

A Piece of Meat Pie
An Acadian classic, made on site. Choose between chicken and pork, or beef and pork.

Made on a freshly baked Kaiser roll (white or whole wheat). Choose between egg salad, ham and cheese, turkey breast, roast beef, or smoked meat on rye.

Each meal: $15
Upgrade to croissant or glazed cinnamon roll: + $ 1
Picnic tote: $ 2.25


Picnic blanket: + $20
Picnic basket: + $30

Pick up your picnic:
Aucoin’s Bakery
14 La Pointe Road

The Bean Barn Café & Deli

All picnics come with a fresh fruit, a sweet and an oatcake from the bakery, and a bottle of water or juice. Produce proudly grown and sourced within Nova Scotia.

The Perfect Caesar Wrap
Romaine lettuce, fresh parmesan cheese, bacon bits and oven roasted chicken wrapped in a tomato basil wrap.

Vegan Picnic
A grazing box with fresh salad, guacamole, hummus, corn chips and veggies. Includes vegan chocolate cake and choice of non alcoholic beverage.

Charcuterie by the Sea for Two
A delicious assortment of berries, chocolate, meats, cheeses, crackers and sweet treats.

Include chilled Benjamin Bridge wine for two with any picnic basket at an additional charge.

Wrap: $25
Vegan Picnic: $22
Charcuterie: $40
Picnic tote: $ 2.25

Picnic blanket: + $20
Picnic basket: + $30

Pick up your picnic:
The Bean Barn Café & Deli
36743 Cabot Trail


Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Café

All picnics are served with a sparkling beverage (San Pellegrino or Bubly) and a classic Cape Breton oat cake.

Deli Turkey Sandwich
Sliced deli turkey, tomatoes, greens, grainy mustard and house made mayonnaise on multigrain bread.

Smoked Meat Sandwich
Shaved smoked beef, sauerkraut, greens, yellow mustard and house made mayonnaise on rye bread.

Hummus and Veggie Sandwich
House-made hummus with shredded carrot, cucumber, pickled onions, greens, olive oil and garlic balsamic dressing on oatmeal brown bread.

Feature! Local Snow Crab Sandwich
Delicate Cape Breton snow crab mixed with house made mayonnaise, chives and greens on oatmeal brown bread.

Gluten Free Options (quinoa bread or sandwich as a salad and baked good substitution) available for additional charge.

Each meal: $18.75 
Crab sandwich: + $ 13.50
Picnic tote: $ 2.25

Picnic blanket: + $20
Picnic basket: + $30

Pick up your picnic:
Salty Rose’s and the Periwinkle Café
36056 Cabot Trail


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