Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Welcome to Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea!

Adventure awaits in Cape Breton Highlands National Park! Accessible to all via the famous Cabot Trail, the park protects 950 square kilometres of majestic plateau, deeply cut river canyons and spectacular coastal scenery

A park pass is required from May to October for park use. FREE for Canada’s 150 Birthday – 2017!

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For more information on fees and services, visit park facilities, call 902-224-2306, or visit parkscanada.gc.ca/capebreton

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.

Download a printable version of the 2017 activity guide and brochure for Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Also available for download is the 1:125,000 map of the park–for a more detailed version, refer to the 1:50,000 topographic map of the park or one of the hiking guideas available for purchase at Le Nique nature bookstore in the Chéticamp Visitor Centre. Basic maps of our hiking trails are available in the Hiking section of the website.

Finally, to ensure a safe and pleasant experience in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we have made our Keep It Wild, Keep It Safe wildlife safety brochure available for download, as well as a map describing the infrastructure work (road construction and repair) happening within the park in 2017. To download them, please click the links below.

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2017 Activity Guide

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2017 Brochure

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Park Map
2017 Park Map

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August 2017

Bad Buoy Film Festival – July 30-August 20, 7 p.m. Why not take in a movie with a Nova Scotia connection at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site! Films include Myrtle Beach, Werewolf, Don’t Blink and Maudie. Presented by Bad Buoy Film Society, Alexander Graham Bell Museum Association and Centre Bras d’Or Association. Tickets on sale now through event sponsors — Silver Dart Lodge, the Outdoor Store, Two Buoys Home and Gifts and Vista. Follow the festival on Facebook for the latest.

Paint Night – August 3, 7-9 p.m. A paint night like no other! Let the evening ambiance of the Fortress of Louisbourg inspire you to create your own masterpiece. Your canvas will be a piece of slate just like the one used in the 18th century on the roof of the King’s Bastion barracks. No experience necessary. Take home what you create. Tickets are $50 and include materials and a glass of wine. For information, call 902-733-3548 or visit fortressoflouisbourg.ca

The Discovery of Maple Syrup – Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Join Mary-Louise Bernard, right, Parks Canada interpreter, author and former Chief of Wagmatcook First Nation at MacIntosh Brook in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to hear the story of Sweetwater Maiden, a young Mi’kmaq woman who was the first to discover and boil sismoqnapui/maple sap in Mi’kma’ki/Maritimes. Admission is free.

Grandmother Moon Ceremonies – August 5 and August 8, 8:30-9:30 p.m. It is said that Grandmother Moon watches over the waters of the earth. This Indigenous ceremony celebrates Grandmother Moon and women’s teachings. Ceremonies are August 5 from 8:30-9:30pm at the Chéticamp River near the Chéticamp Campground and August 8 from 8:30-9:30pm at Ingonish Beach Campground. Admission is free.

Tall Ships 2017 are coming to St Peter’s – August 4-6 The village of St Peter’s and St Peter’s Canal National Historic Site will welcome the Tall Ships from August 4-6. And what great timing as it coincides with the community’s annual Nicolas Denys Days festival! For more information, check out visitstpeters.com.

The Governor’s Cellar: A Multicultural Wine Pairing – August 10, 7-9 p.m. An extraordinary occasion to savour history at the Fortress of Louisbourg! Inspired by the inventory of Jean-Baptiste-Louis Le Prévost Duquesnel, commander of Île Royale in 1744, the choice of wine for the evening will have you travel in Eastern Europe and Canada. The wines and beer will be paired with hors d’oeuvres from 18th century recipes. Tickets are $40 and available at http://winepairinglouisbourg.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets for designated drivers to enjoy the food at $20. For information, call 902-733-3548. Please drink responsibly.

Dip into it! – Daily until October 15 Looking for an exclusive memento of your visit to Fortress of Louisbourg? When you buy a bottle of FortressTM Rum, upgrade your purchase with our bottle-dipping experience and add an authentic wax seal to create your own unique bottle of rum. Available daily until October 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Price: $50 (bottle of rum and tax included). 19 years or older. To purchase, visit the Benoist Boutique.

Learn How to Build a Boat – Thursdays to Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starting this month, Parks Canada in collaboration with Louisbourg Seafoods and George D. Lewis’ Gateways to Opportunity Society will bring heritage boat building interpretation to the modern community of Louisbourg. Stop by and watch this 18th-century style boat building at the former craft centre in downtown Louisbourg as part of SEA++ Louisbourg. Louisbourg has a strong history of fishing and for this reason boat building played an important role in 18th-century Louisbourg life.

BioBlitz – August 12-13 Cape Breton Highlands National Park will be hosting a BioBlitz at Freshwater Lake near Ingonish. The event starts at August 12 at 1pm and ends August 13 at 4pm. Scientists and citizens team up to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time. Participants and experts will capture photos and information about as many animals and plants as they can to contribute to an inventory of the amazing plants and animals that can be found in Canada. For more information, visit BioBlitz or call 902-224-3810. We’re proud to be working with our event partners: Cape Breton University, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre.

White Glove Tour – Daily until October 15 Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, getting you up close and personal with Alexander Graham Bell’s photos, mementos, gadgets and gizmos! You will be introduced to the Bell collection and the basics of museum conservation, and invited to scrutinize a selection of Bell artifacts. The tour lasts 30 minutes at a cost of $12.27. Limited to six people per tour. For information, visit pc.gc.ca/bell

Aviation Day – August 20 Join us at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site for a day of festivities with aviation-themed activities. Celebrate the legacy of Alexander Graham Bell’s Silver Dart airplane, which made the first powered, controlled airplane flight in Canada. Come admire the full-scale Silver Dart replica built to commemorate the original 1909 flight. There will also be glider and robot workshops. All materials are provided. You can even try out a flight simulator!

Trivia Night – August 24, 7-9:30 p.m. What’s the best way to spend a Thursday night in the summer? Join us at the Fortress of Louisbourg for Trivia Night to test your knowledge at the new Bigot Tavern. Entertainment will be provided by John Fukala and prizes will be awarded throughout the night! Tickets are $10 and include one free drink, and are available at fortressoflouisbourg.ca. For more information, call 902-733-3548.

Mi’kmaq Youth Helping Bring Back the Boreal! Once again this year, a group of Mi’kmaq youth will be in Cape Breton Highlands National Park as part of their summer camp, Nikani Awtiken, hosted by Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. This year they will participate in the BioBlitz, and they will survey recently planted trees on Skyline. Their contribution helps the Bring Back the Boreal project.

Issue 3 | July 2017

What’s Coming up in our Special Places KitchenFest!July 17, 2017. In partnership with Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is offering fiddles and bagpipes, concerts and céilidhs, food and drink, Gaelic language and song, cheering and dancing, informality and hospitality – consider this your official invitation to Cape Breton’s biggest kitchen party! Visit www.kitchenfest.ca for more information. Canada C3 (Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast) – July 6 in Louisbourg. An epic journey to celebrate Canada and connect Canadians. This 150-day expedition goes from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Visit https://canadac3.ca for more details. July 15 is Parks Day! Join us at our special places to celebrate. Parka will be at Kennington Cove Beach. Festivities will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Come learn about the history of Wolfe’s Landing National Historic Site and the second siege of the Fortress, all while spending some quality time at this beautiful beach. Also check out our Parks Canada Trivia Wheel for a chance to win some prizes! Don’t forget to stop by for a #SelfieWithParka. New to camping? Cape Breton Highlands National Park is hosting a Learn-to-Camp event July1516 in partnership with Mountain Equipment Co-op. It’s going to be a tenting-good-time! For more information and to register call 902-224-2306 or visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/learntocamp. Are you also up for a challenge? Be part of a four-member team and hike three peaks in one day as part of the 3 Peaks Challenge! Hike Aspy Trail, Tenerife Trail and Coastal Trail on July 15. Visit www.hikethehighlandsfestival.com for more information and to register. CultureFête: An 18th century style festival with encampment at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic SiteJuly 21–23. See the streets come alive with the sights, sounds, and tastes of 18th-century Louisbourg. Interact with town residents and see how they cook, do lace making, blacksmithing and more. Visit our craft vendors, and learn the story of the New France rum trade. There’s lots to see, smell, and taste at CultureFête. Call 902-733-3552 for more information. Festival de l’EscaouetteAugust 26. Chéticamp’s annual Acadian festival. Music, dance, and Acadian Traditions. Meet us there for a party! Visit www.cheticamp.ca for details. Rendez-Vous 2017August 46. More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017 and will be stopping in Louisbourg. Stop by to admire the majestic beauty of these cathedrals of the seas. Visit www.rdv2017.com for more information. Dr. Roberta Bondar at the Bell Dr. Bondar, Order of Canada recipient and first Canadian female astronaut and first neurologist in space, will visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in July. Her photo exhibit, The Light in the Land The Nature of Canada, will be on display July 20-August 12 with an opening reception on July 20 at 7 p.m. A special musical performance by the Elmer Iseler Singers will take place July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the musical performance are available at the gift shop or by calling 902-295-1643.

Discover our hidden gems We’re encouraging visitors to our sites to plan ahead and discover the hidden gems within our national park and five national historic sites in Cape Breton and Canso. Take the road less travelled to magnificent views and secluded spots including these hidden treasures: ·        Watch the sunrise from the beach on the Coastal Trail or Broad Cove Mountain at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. ·        Borrow one of our colourful kites or build one to fly in the fresh Cape Breton breeze at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. ·        Hike the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site trails with stunning coastal views and see the site from a different perspective. ·        Set sail, paddle, or watch boats navigate through the intricate locks at St. Peters Canal National Historic Site. ·        Hop aboard for a free boat ride to Canso Islands and Grassy Island Fort National Historic Sites where a remote fishing port once thrived. ·        Discover how and where the wireless age began at Marconi National Historic Site. Escape Louisbourg The tension can be felt at the Fortress of Louisbourg in this time of war. There are spies and everyone is a suspect. A woman has been arrested. Only if you can solve the clues and puzzles will you be able to get her out of the colony before she takes you down with her. Find clues and solve puzzles to complete a mission and find the key to escape! Join us at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 3 to August 22 and test your skills. Tickets are $120 (plus tax & service fees) per team (up to six individuals). Two rooms start at 6:00 p.m. and two rooms start at 7:30 p.m. Rendez-vous at Entrance 2 of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. For more information contact the Fortress Louisbourg Association at 902-733-3548. Unique collaboration to protect and preserve Curious about our history? Starting in July, the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Anthropology in partnership with Parks Canada are hosting a bioarchaeology field program at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. This important work will document, protect and preserve 18th century burial grounds at Rochefort Point that are currently threatened by coastal erosion. The project starts on July 24 until August 20. Visitors are encouraged to stop by any day during that period from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to see this important work up close.

Issue 2 | June 2017

Roots to Boots Music, hiking and stories are part of the third annual Roots to Boots Festival that will take place June 15-18 in the communities of Chéticamp and Louisbourg. There’s something to do every day, so put on your hiking boots and dancing shoes and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Cape Breton’s roots. For more information, visit rootstobootsfestival.ca or call 902-224-2642 or 902-733-3838.

St. Peters Canal Bridge – swinging into summer! As of June 15, the new St. Peters Canal Swing Bridge will be operational to all sail boats and cars. The grand opening will be later this year once the landscaping and Mi’kmaq interpretative and commemorative panels are installed.

Deepening our connection with nature LandMarks2017 invites people to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites.

On June 24, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ursula Johnson will host a free event with musical entertainment, family fun and food to unveil her art project “(re)al-location” at MacIntosh Brook in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. For more information, visit: landmarks2017.ca.

Celebrate Canada Day with us We are proud to be Canadian! The national park and national historic sites in Cape Breton and Canso represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. What better place to spend Canada’s 150th birthday than at one of our special places on July 1. In Cape Breton Highlands National Park, visit us in Ingonish from 8 a.m. until dusk for cake, music and games for the whole family. In Chéticamp, the party is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, family activities and cake too! Free for everyone!

Table Head Days at Marconi Join us at Table Head Days at Marconi National Historic Site on Thursday, July 6, 2017 and enjoy a barbecue, a magic show, music and kite flying. Table Head Days is a festival to celebrate the community, culture and people of Table Head. Events throughout the week, including a street dance, barbeques, and kites are open to all. Table Head Days is for everyone; visitors from other communities are more than welcome. Our Outreach team will be there with our game wheel with prizes, where everyone’s a winner! For more information on the Outreach Team or to see if the team is available to attend an event near you, contact Ida LeLièvre at 902-224-4220 or ida.lelievre@pc.gc.ca.

Learn-to-Adventure New this year at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, discover our secrets with the exclusive Learn-to-Adventure full or half-day hikes off the beaten track to hidden gems Tuesdays to Sundays ($29.20 for half a day and $51.10 for a full day). For reservations or more information, call 902-224-2306 or 902-224-4226.

Fire a Musket, Have a Ball or be Prisoner of the Day! Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is offering more memorable experiences this summer. Sign up with the Compagnies Franches de la Marine and fire a musket (Adults 16+ can take their best shot – $36.80 a soldier) or fire a cannon (Adults 16+ can fire their best shot for $55.20 per cannoneer). You can also play the role of the prisoner during the Public Punishment (Visitors 13+ can have this experience for $36.80). All experiences are available from July 1 to September 15.  For more information, call 902-733-3552.

Alec and I – a love story Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell show us that the world can literally be changed by one’s love for another. Discover the heart-warming Alec and Mabel Bell story. Mabel’s hearing loss brought her to deaf educator Alexander, and the rest is history. Led by a guide, you’ll follow their love story in this 45-minute multimedia presentation, featuring artifacts and photographs from their time together ($7.30 per visitor). For more information, visit: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/bell.

Extending the fall season for visitors Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site are extending the season to seven days a week until October 30, 2017. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site’s peak season is now until September 15, 2017 while the fall shoulder season runs until October 15, 2017. These changes help respond to shifting visitor patterns while meeting the needs and expectations of visitors to Cape Breton Island.

 

Bring Back the Boreal! – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

July 2017 Newsletter

Hello everyone, You will find attached the July issue of the Bring Back the Boreal newsletter. I hope you take the time to read it and familiarize yourself with the latest information on this project.

The health of the Boreal forest in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP) is in decline. Forest species such as the lynx and American marten are struggling with the current loss of habitat and at-risk forest-dependent birds like the Bicknell’s Thrush are being replaced by grassland species. Part of Parks Canada’s mandate is to protect Canada’s natural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment for present and future generations.

It’s about restoring balance to this important ecosystem. For more on the project, visit pc.gc.ca/BringBacktheBoreal. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Derek Quann, Bring Back the Boreal Project Manager, at derek.quann@pc.gc.ca or at 902-285-4351. Éric Le Bel, Superintendent, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Parks Canada’s Bring Back the Boreal team is in the third year of a comprehensive 4-year pilot project to restore the Boreal forest and engage local communities, visitors and partners. The health of the Boreal forest in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP) is in decline. Forest species such as the lynx and American marten are struggling with the current loss of habitat and at-risk forest-dependent birds like the Bicknell’s Thrush are being replaced by grassland species. Part of Parks Canada’s mandate is to protect Canada’s natural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment for present and future generations.

Bring Back the Boreal is about restoring balance to this important ecosystem. If you have any questions or comments about this project, please feel free to contact Rosie Smith, Bring Back the Boreal Project Coordinator, at rosie.smith@pc.gc.ca or at 902-285-3001.

October 2016 Newsletter

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

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April 2016 Newsletter

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Videos of interest:

  • Bring Back the Boreal: A story about Cape Breton Highlands National Park is available at http://www.pc.gc.ca/bringbacktheboreal. This animated video tells the story of the boreal forest.
  • Land & Sea’s “A Tale of Two Moose” and “Moose Cull” provide insight into moose populations in Nova Scotia, particularly in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You can watch these videos at: http://www.cbc.ca/landandsea.

If you’re interested in learning more about Mi’kmaq treaty rights, the documentary called aptn Investigates: With Rights is also available at http://aptn.ca.

For more information about the Bring Back the Boreal project visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/bringbacktheboreal.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s Hiking Trails

(Distances are round-trip with average walking times)

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. Nature doesn’t end at the park’s boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails

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How To Reach Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish Beach, NS – B0C 1L0 Canada, Tel: 902-224-2306 Fax: 902-285-2866

Email: cb.info@pc.gc.ca / http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/capebreton

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Emergency Numbers;

  • Police, fire, ambulance: 911
  • Parks Canada visitor safety emergencies: 1-877-852-3100 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Expect construction delays in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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• Check with visitor centres for the construction brochure with updates and estimated wait times

• Look for Mobile Kiosk serving you in the nooks and crannies of the park with updates and information

• Idle-free. Please turn off engines while you wait.

Summary of Parks Canada’s 2016 Moose Harvest in

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Part of Parks Canada’s mandate is to protect Canada’s natural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment for present and future generations. As you know, the health of the Boreal forest in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP) is in decline. Forest species such as the lynx and American marten are struggling with the current loss of habitat and at-risk forest-dependent birds like the Bicknell’s Thrush are being replaced by grassland species.

The Bring Back the Boreal pilot project is about restoring balance to this important ecosystem. The project is testing different techniques in the park to find the most effective approaches to restoring the forest. One of those techniques, in the form of a moose harvest, is intended to reduce the moose population in Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP) within a 20 km2 area of North Mountain (2% of the park) and then to closely monitor the regeneration of the area over time. This year’s moose harvest started on November 8, 2016 and ended on December 10, 2016. We removed 50 moose during this period. The harvest was done in a humane and respectful manner.

It’s important to understand that this is a population reduction operation. The intent is to reduce the moose population with this 20km2 area (same zone as last year) as much as possible so that the forest is given an opportunity to regenerate itself. We will conduct an aerial survey of the area to help us confirm the reduction of moose within that vicinity. We will also provide more details in the New Year once we’ve had a chance to analyze the data gathered during the harvest.

Finally, in order to ensure public safety during the harvest period, Parks Canada had closed the 20 km2 harvest area of North Mountain to everyone except those directly involved in the moose harvest. Please note that access on North Mountain and Beulach Ban Falls Road, including Big Intervale Research Station, has now been restored. Derek Quann, Project Coordinator – Resource Conservation, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Hike a trail. Plant a tree. Save a forest.

Last fall, visitors to Cape Breton Highlands National Park (CBHNP) witnessed the progress of Bring Back the Boreal as they hiked through the fence along the Skyline trail, built to protect seedlings from moose browsing. The area has turned to grassland and is unable to regenerate on its own, so Parks Canada is planting trees in the area. Moose like balsam fir but are not big fans of spruce, so balsam fir will be planted inside the fence and spruce trees outside.

In early fall 2015, Parks Canada hosted “Seedling Saturdays” and “Hike a trail, Plant a tree, Save a forest” events to give visitors and school groups an opportunity to help the forest by planting trees. Over 500 volunteers helped plant 5,100 Highland White Spruce seedlings outside the fence on the Skyline trail.

This year, visitors and local residents are once again invited to give nature a helping hand by planting a tree and walking the Skyline trail to experience how the trees grow, based on different planting methods.

Check out the next issue of this newsletter for more information about the tree planting opportunities coming up this spring. If you are interested in planting a tree to help save a forest in CBHNP, please contact us at 902-224-2306 or cbhnp.info@pc.gc.ca to learn more.

Special Events 2016 HELD

May

28-29 Cabot Trail Relay race

June

9 Hike a Trail. Plant a Tree. Save a Forest! Skyline trail

18 New Geocache launch Ingonish Beach soccer field

25 Bicycle Rodeo (Rain date Jun. 26) La Rigouèche day use area

26 Ingonish Triathlon

July

1 Canada Day Ingonish

2-8 KitchenFest!

16 Parks Day Teddy Bears’ Picnic Ingonish Beach soccer field

16 Three Peaks Challenge (Sold Out!)

16-17 Learn-to-Camp Ingonish Beach Campground

19 Live! At the Park – concert Chéticamp Visitor Centre

20 Coastal Life Discovery Program Clyburn Brook estuary

August

8-12 Junior Naturalist Day Camp Black Brook Beach

8-15 Nikani Awtiken Mi’kmaq Youth Camp

12 Star-gazing and Meteor Showers Black Brook Beach

13 Star-gazing and Meteor Showers La Bloc

18 Coastal Life Discovery Program Neils Brook estuary

September

3,10,17,24 Seedling Saturdays – Hike a Trail. Plant a Tree. Save a Forest! Skyline trail

9-18 Hike the Highlands Festival

21 National Tree Day

October

7-15 Celtic Colours International Festival

9 Celtic Colours Pumpkin Carving La Rigouèche

9 Celtic Colours Pumpkin Carving Warren Lake

10 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Corney Brook trail

11 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Acadian trail

12 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Mica Hill trail

13 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Franey trail

14 Celtic Colours Guided Hike Warren Lake trail

13-16 Huckle Buckle Festival Ingonish

Schedule subject to change. For a complete list of local festivals, music, shows and events, visit park visitor centres, parkscanada.gc.ca/capebreton, cbisland.com, cabottrail.travel, northerncapebreton.com or novascotia.com.

CBHNP Activity Guide 2016

The 2016 Activity Guide is now available on-line to download http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/cbreton/~/media/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/2016/CBH_2016.ashx as well downloadable here: CapeBretonHighlandsNationalParkActivityGuide2016 There are also copies at CBHNP Visitor Centres in Ingonish, Victoria County & Cheticamp, Inverness County. This guide includes special events, hiking challenges, hiking trails, guided adventures, festivals, camping, play in the park, and much much more

Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s Hiking Trails

(Distances are round-trip with average walking times)

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. Nature doesn’t end at the park’s boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails

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Trail Distance Time Elevation
Acadian (loop) 8.4 km 3 – 4 hours 20 – 365 m
Salmon Pools 12.2 km 3 – 4 hours 15 – 110 m
Le Chemin du Buttereau 4.6 km 1.5 hours 25 – 65 m
Le Buttereau (loop) 1.6 km 30 – 45 minutes 0 – 55 m
Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge 9 km 2.5 – 3.5 hours 40 – 110 m
Corney Brook 6.5 km 2 hours 30 – 170 m
Skyline 7.5 km or
9.2 km (loop)
2 – 3 hours 290 – 405 m
Bog (loop) 0.5 km 15 minutes 410 m
Benjie’s Lake 3 km 1 – 1.5 hours 400 m
Fishing Cove 5.7 km or
12 km
2 – 3 hours or
5 – 6 hours
0 – 355 m
MacIntosh Brook 1.7 km 30 – 45 minutes 30 – 65 m
Lone Shieling (loop) 0.6 km 15 minutes 70 m
Aspy 9.6 km 3 – 4 hours 60 – 450 m
Glasgow Lakes Extension 7.9 km 3 – 4 hours 260 – 410 m
Jack Pine (loop) 2.3 km 1 hour 0 – 50 m
Coastal 11.3 km 3 – 4 hours 0 – 45 m
Jigging Cove (loop) 2.4 km 40 – 50 minutes 50 – 65 m
Green Cove 0.2 km 10 minutes 10 m
Broad Cove Mountain 2.3 km 1 hour 35 – 180 m
Warren Lake (loop) 4.7 km 1.5 hours 15 m
Branch Pond Look-off 8.1 km 2 – 3 hours 100 – 305 m
Franey (loop) 7.4 km 2 – 3 hours 95 – 430 m
Clyburn Valley 8.5 km 2 – 3 hours 5 – 50 m
Middle Head 3.8 km 1.5 hours 0 – 45 m
Freshwater Lake Look-off 0.3 km 10 minutes 10 – 45 m
Freshwater Lake 1.7 km 30 – 40 minutes 0 – 15 m

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