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The Basics: Where to Camp

Where to begin camping

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Highlands National Park Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Known for its spectacular highlands, Cape Breton Highlands National Park protects steep cliffs and deep river canyons that carve into the park’s forested plateau. Feel the pounding of your heart as you reach the top of the Franey Trail, and gaze out over the landscape, where you feel that you can see all the way into the last ice age.

A 5.5-hour drive from Halifax.

Must do

Before you get cosy in your tent, peek under the cover of night! Soak up the splendour of our signature trail during the “Skyline Sunset Hike” or join “Seeing in the Dark” at Warren Lake, where you will discover tips to help launch your journey into the vibrant nocturnal world!

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Moose 
  2. Bald Eagle 
  3. Pilot Whale 
  4. Black Bear 
  5. Barred Owl

Insider’s tip

Before breakfast, put on your swimsuit, grab your towel and head to the ocean. Take a plunge! Not only will you have the beach to yourself, you will start your day completely refreshed and ready to explore.

For more information on camping and other experiences available, visit the Cape Breton Highlands National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.

 

Kejimkujik National Park Kejimkujik National Park
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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Take the time to explore the tranquil forests, flowing rivers and interconnected lakes of Kejimkujik National Park. Discover the rich biodiversity of this region, home to the largest protected wilderness area in the Maritime Provinces. Experience a cultural and natural landscape inhabited by the Mi’kmaq and their ancestors for more than four thousand years.

A 2-hour drive from Halifax.

Must do

Kejimkujik offers you the unique opportunity to experience tranquility in a wilderness that is the ancestral home of the Mi’kmaq. Relax by a crackling campfire in the forest or sit by a still lake and bask in the glory of a starry sky in silence and solitude.

Wildlife you might see

  1. White-tailed Deer 
  2. Red Squirrel 
  3. Chipmunk 
  4. Porcupine 
  5. Common Raven

Insider’s Tip

Jeremy’s Bay Campground offers over 300 sites with access to clean washrooms, hot showers, outdoor sinks, playgrounds, internet service, trails, and beaches, all within a lush Acadian forest near the shoreline of Kejimkujik Lake.

Over 80% of Kejimkujik is accessible by canoe or hiking only. Situated in beautiful wilderness settings, 46 backcountry campsites are scattered along hiking trails and canoe routes. Each site has two tent pads, a fire box, a picnic table, a pit privy, firewood, and a food storage device.

For more information on camping and other experiences available, visit the Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.