Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Challenge Yourself

Red Chair Challenge

The Red Chair Challenge

Ten red chairs. Ten breathtaking locations. You.

Don't just do something...sit there!

This challenge is an invitation to savour the views of our absolute favourite places in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Go and find them!

Snap a photo of each red chair you find and post it to our Facebook Page – but don't reveal the location! Post five or more for a chance to win a prize.


Hiking Challenge: 10 Trails in One Day

10 Hikes in One Day
10 Hikes in One Day Challenge 
© Parks Canada

Sample ten short trails in one day, exploring a variety of habitats – Acadian, Boreal and Taiga - to earn a park water bottle (while supplies last)! Easily done at a leisurely pace if you walk regularly. Bring in a signed list or photo documentation (a photo of you on each trail) to either park visitor centre.

Suggested Trails:
1. Le Buttereau
2. Bog
3. Benjie's Lake
4. MacIntosh Brook
5. Lone Shieling
6. Jigging Cove
7. Jack Pine
8. Green Cove
9. Freshwater Lake
10. Freshwater Lake Look-Off


Conquer the Highlands Challenge

Conquer the Highlands
Conquer the Highlands Challenge
© Parks Canada / D. Wilson

Earn the park's new topographic map and major bragging rights for a year by hiking Cape Breton Highlands National Park's 26 trails in 2013! This is your chance to get up close and personal with the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton. Bring a signed list with trail names or photo documentation (a photo of you on each trail) and dates hiked to either park visitor centre.