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Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Seeing in the Dark 

Seeing in the Dark

A magical night hike in a place where it truly gets dark

At the edge of the national park, far from the city lights, lies Warren Lake Trail, where pink and mauve sunsets over the mountains give way to a clear, unpolluted night sky, dusted with clouds or twinkling starlight.

As the sun drops, you’ll be guided safely through the woods by a park interpreter who’ll help you touch, smell, and even taste the nocturnal world coming to life.

As your eyes adjust to the dark, and your senses gradually heighten, listen to trilling toads and musical thrush, often the last songsters you’ll hear in the evening. Smell the crisp night air. Your guide will share insights on how nocturnal animals have adapted to living their lives at night.

Look up in silent wonder at the starry sky twinkling above. When was the last time you saw the sky lit up by so many stars?

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
2.5 hours

June: 8:30 p.m.
July: 8:30 p.m.
August: 8:00 p.m.
September: 7:00 p.m.

Warren Lake trailhead

$14.70 per person. Ages 12 +. Visitors must pre-register at either campground kiosk or visitor centre. For more information: 902-285-2535.