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Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Your Perfect Picnic Place


Your #PerfectPicnic: our twist on "take-out"

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

So go ahead—let nature design your dining space. The highlands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls and forests set the scene—add yourself and bon apetit!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your basket
  3. Find your perfect picnic place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and enjoy!

Once you've had your fill, keep your souvenir Parks Canada picnic blanket and Cape Breton Island basket to use again and again. Your taste buds will never forget Cape Breton. Nor will your heart.

Picnics prepared from a choice of local favourites by the Keltic Lodge in Ingonish and the Harbour Restaurant in Chéticamp.

Download our brochure, Find Your Perfect Picnic Place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park (PDF — 1.7 MB) 

Top 10 Perfect Picnic Places
Picnic on the Skyline Trail
Picnic on the Skyline Trail
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  • Ingonish Beach
    Spread a blanket in the sand or use a table by Freshwater Lake
  • La Bloc
    Let the ocean lap at your feet as you enjoy your picnic
  • Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
    A five-minute climb brings you to a picturesque panorama
  • Fishing Cove
    A remote piece of paradise beckons you to visit and linger awhile as your dine out of doors
  • Grand Anse
    Find a picnic table nestled in the shade of huge old-growth trees
  • MacIntosh Brook
    Kitchen shelter, washrooms and a playground complement a peaceful trail leading to a beautiful waterfall
  • Warren Lake
    Birds serenade and mountains surround this lakeside picnic paradise
  • Mary Ann Falls
    A thunderous spectacle to assuage the most thunderous appetite
  • Top of Franey Mountain
    Reward yourself with awesome views and a hearty snack at the end of your climb
  • Middle Head
    Enjoy your picnic and the stunning scenery, surrounded by ocean on three sides

Picnic Basket Menu Options
Picnic Basket Menu Options

Keltic Lodge

All picnics come with a piece of fruit, cheese, crackers, a bottle of water, a green salad with seasonal micro greens and a chive vinaigrette, your choice of sandwiches, Cape Breton carrot cake, and Keltic Lodge chocolate truffles.


Roast chicken
Tomato, leaf lettuce, garlic mayonnaise

Roast beef
Seasoned prime rib, Dijon, red onion, tomato, swiss cheese

Vegetarian wrap
Bell peppers, zucchini, carrot and mushroom with roast garlic and balsamic vinegar

Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise

Lobster or crab
Spring onions, mayonnaise, cracked pepper


+ $34 for the basket and blanket
+ $5 for the lobster or crab sandwich
Starting at $78 + HST for two people

Pick up your basket

Keltic Lodge
383 Keltic In Road, Ingonish Beach

Harbour Restaurant

All picnics come with your choice of garden, spinach or Caesar salad, a piece of fruit of a muffin, a bottle of water, and your choice of sandwiches.


Chicken Caesar wrap
Crisp lettuce, seasoned chicken, homemade croutons, bacon bits and parmesan

The classic: crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Clubhouse sandwich
Fresh turkey, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo, served on toasted bread

Lobster club
The traditional clubhouse "upped a notch", served with lobster, not turkey

Seafood roll
Fresh lobster or crab meat mixed with lettuce and mayo, served on a toasted white roll

Vegetable wrap
Onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese, sour cream and salsa carefully wrapped


+ $34 for the basket and blanket
+ $5 for the lobster club or seafood roll
Starting at $66 + HST for two people

Pick up your basket

Harbour Restaurant
15299 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp

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