To align with measures introduced by the Province of Nova Scotia to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada will delay the launch of most visitor services including camping at locations in Nova Scotia until at least June 1, 2021, including Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

The following services and facilities will remain closed to visitors until at least June 1, 2021:

  • Access to visitor reception centres and buildings
  • All campgrounds including front and back country
  • Roofed accommodations, including oTENTik units
  • All interpretation programs, experiences and guided tours

All Parks Canada reservations impacted by this delayed opening will be automatically cancelled and refunded in full. Visitors do not have to do anything to cancel their reservation.

Access and services will be focused on limited autonomous day use of trails and other outdoor settings – green spaces and select washrooms will remain open. If local visitors choose to travel within their municipality, Parks Canada is asking them to be cautious and conservative in their choice of activities and to stay within the bounds of personal knowledge and skill level. Visitors should respect the guidance of public health experts and authorities and make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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.


Hours of operation

Open year-round
Visitor services are available from May to October.

More information


Adult: $7.90
Senior: $6.90
Youth: free
Family/group: $16.00

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