Things to Do along the Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park protects 950 sq. km of magnificent highlands and coastal wilderness. The Park is dominated by an elevated, flat-topped plateau deeply cut by river canyons. 

There are 26 hiking trails ranging from easy 20-minute strolls to challenging climbs offering panoramic views of canyons, the highlands, and seacoasts.

Cycling, hiking, fishing, golfing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming are among the activities available at the Park, which also offers a number of beaches, picnic areas and campgrounds.

The Park operates two visitor centres - one in Ingonish and one in Chéticamp - where bilingual staff are on hand to provide information on hiking trails, facilities, special events, weekly activities and community services.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park's operating season is from May 18 to October 14, 2018, with full services in July and August. The Cabot Trail is open year-round.


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Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
B0C 1L0

Toll-free: 888-773-8888
Tel: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/capebreton