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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Equipped Camping 

Mountain Equipment Co-Op 

Parks Canada in partnership with Mountain Equipment Co-op is now offering Equipped Campsites at Chéticamp Campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. 

Equipped Camping

In quiet, family-oriented Chéticamp Campground, your tent is already set up for you. You’ll experience all the joy of camping, without worrying about packing the tent, pegs, poles, or even pots and pans. We provide everything you need to camp and cook—all you need to do is bring along your sleeping bags and sense of wonder.

Flanked by mountains and river, the site is only minutes on foot or by car from some of Nova Scotia's most memorable hikes, including the gorgeous Skyline trail, where the horizon seems to stretch forever, and at the end of the headland, the ocean plunges 400 metres into the sea.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline on the nearby Acadian Trail with spectacular views of the river valley and the end of the national park.

By night, you’ll sleep under the stars, with the winds and lapping river lulling you to a satisfying sleep. Waking up to life’s simple pleasures has never felt more invigorating.

And be sure to take in family-friendly interpretation programs at the visitor centre, in and around the campground or on nearby trails.

Let Parks Canada help you discover the freedom of camping!

We've got an Equipped Campsite waiting for you; you will need to bring a sense of adventure and your personal items (see packing list to make sure you bring everything you need).

Go camping the easy way at Cape Breton Highlands National Park!

We supply:

  • a tent to fit up to six people
  • sleeping pads
  • dining shelter
  • camping chairs
  • propane stove
  • cooking gear
  • plates/bowls
  • utensils (including cups and mugs)
  • wash bins
  • lantern

Water taps and washrooms with showers are located nearby. No food or drink permitted in the tents.

Free Internet access within a 5 minute walk at the Chéticamp Visitor Centre.


What to Bring

(This list is not exhaustive)

  • Campers should bring warm bedding and all other items. Sleeping bags with a temperature rating of -10ºC are recommended in May and September.
  • Food, drinks, water container and cooler
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Flashlights
  • Matches or a lighter for lighting the outdoor fire pit

Equipped campsites can be reserved with the National Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service, by using the 24-hour Internet service or by dialing toll free (within North America) 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time. If you are calling from outside North America, dial 1-519-826-5391 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. AST).