Sunday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Sunday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 1, 2017
10 am
free
Campground Campfire
Broad Cove campground
Until October 8, 2017
7 pm
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 15, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Monday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Monday
Program name & location Time Cost
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 2, 2017
10 am
free
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 9, 2017
10 am
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 9, 2017
6:30 pm
$14.70
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 9, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Tuesday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Tuesday
Program name & location Time Cost
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 3, 2017
10 am
free
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 10, 2017
10 am
free
Lantern Walk through Time
Freshwater Lake trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 10, 2017
7 pm
$14.70
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until 10 October, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Wednesday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Wednesday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 11, 2017
10 am
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 11, 2017
6:30 pm
$14.70
Interpreter's Pick
Broad Cove campground
outdoor theatre, Ingonish
Until September 27, 2017
7 pm
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 11, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Thursday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Thursday
Program name & location Time Cost
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 5, 2017
10 am
free
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 5, 2017
10 am
free
Lantern Walk through Time
Freshwater Lake trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 5, 2017
7 pm
$14.70
Sweet Discovery: The Mi'kmaq legend of maple syrup
La Rigouèche cooking shelter, Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp
Until October 5, 2017
7 pm
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until 12 October, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Friday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Friday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
Until October 6, 2017
10 am
free
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 6, 2017
10 am
free
An Evening on the Beach
Broad Cove campground beach
Until October 6, 2017
6:30 pm
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until 13 October, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Saturday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Saturday
Program name & location Time Cost
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
Until October 7, 2017
10 am
free
Mi'kmaq Smudge: A traditional purification ceremony
La Rigouèche cooking shelter, Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp
Until September 30, 2017
7 pm
free
Interpreter's Pick
Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre, Ingonish
September 30, 2017
7 pm
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
Until 14 October, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70

Meander to Middle Head

...and join us for a guided hike that will take your breath away.

Be inspired by the beauty of the coastline on a 4 km guided hike along the stunning, rugged Middle Head Peninsula, home of the Keltic Lodge and Highlands Links golf course.

Until October 11, 2017
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
10 am
2 hours

Meet in the parking lot at Middle Head trailhead.


Salmon Pools Walk

Follow the path of the Chéticamp River Valley set out by long ago glaciers along the cliff-bound river pools, where Atlantic salmon come to spawn.

Until October 7, 2017
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
10 am

Meet at the Salmon Pools trailhead


Just Beachy

Ingonish Beach, Ingonish

Join in afternoon fun and games at Ingonish Beach. Park guides will lead activities such as lake safaris, puppet shows, beach bingo, sandcastle building and more.

June 12 to September 7, 2017
Daily
Afternoons


Tea Talks

Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp

Steeped conversation. Join a park guide or special guest in our new Chéticamp Visitor Centre foyer to chat over a cup of tea. Themes will vary; the welcome will always be warm.

June 12 to September 7, 2017
Daily
2 pm - 4 pm


Park Interpreters Out and About

Chat with us!  Explore with us!

  • Veterans Monument viewpoint
  • Skyline trail
  • Bog trail
  • Lone Shieling
  • Green Cove
  • Lakie's Head Viewpoint
  • Ingonish Beach

Daily


Campground Campfire

Broad Cove campground, Ingonish

Campers, join us around the group campfire to share stories, songs, and more in our larger campgrounds. A park guide will engage the group for the first hour; stay and connect with fellow campers into the evening.

Until October 8, 2017
Sundays
7 pm


The Beach is Alive

Broad Cove beach, Ingonish

See how natural forces bring Broad Cove beach to life as it shifts and evolves. Meet its residents and discover the key roles they play. Program geared to family audience.

June 19 to August 28, 2017
Mondays
7 pm
1 hour


Acadian Kitchen Party

Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp

Join us for a song, a tale, a step or a bite of food. We'd love to have you for the party, it's an Acadian tradition!

June 26 to August 28, 2017
Mondays
7 pm


Following Fire

Warren Lake, Ingonish

Fire is an essential part of our forest ecosystems. Come explore a fire-associated pine-oak forest and find out how burning the forest can help it grow.

June 20 to August 29, 2017
Tuesdays
5 pm
2 hours


Sparking New Growth

Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre, Ingonish

Come discover what we are learning about how fire actually helps keep a forest healthy.

June 22 to August 31, 2017
Thursdays
9 pm (June)
9 pm (July)
8:30 pm (August)
1 hour


Interpreter's Pick

Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre, Ingonish

Our park guides share their favourite natural and cultural wonders. From captivating programs about the flora and fauna of this national park to nature movies and guest speakers, come on a journey of discovery with people who have a passion for parks. Check with staff for this evening's pick. 

Until September 30, 2017
Wednesdays and Saturdays
7 pm
1-2 hours


Live! At the Park

Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp

The Chéticamp Visitor Centre comes to life with a variety of special guests from around the island. Drawing on the many talents and cultures of Cape Breton, each week will be a new experience, from fiddles and pipes to dancers and drums. 

July 5 to August 30, 2017
Wednesdays
8 pm

July 26: Gillian Head
August 2: We'koqma'qewiskwa
August 9: Nicole Deveau
August 16: Jeremy Pyke
August 23: Gillian Head
August 30: Colin Grant


An Evening on the Beach

Broad Cove campground beach, Ingonish

Stroll and play on the beach as tales of the past spark your imagination. Then, settle in around the campfire and relax under the stars. Bring a chair or blanket. Musical instruments welcome.

Until October 6, 2017
Fridays
6:30 pm
2 hours


Bring Back the Boreal

Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre (Tuesdays)
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp (Thursdays)

Our boreal forest is changing and moose have a lot to do with that! Let us shed some light on what is happening with forest regeneration in the Cape Breton Highlands.

June 22 to August 31, 2017
8 pm (Thursdays)
9 pm (Tuesdays in June)
9 pm (Tuesdays in July)
8:30 pm (Tuesdays in August)
1 hour


Discovery Zone

Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp

Children of all ages and their families will discover nature and our national park through interactive, hands-on activities and lots of fun.

June 23 to August 25, 2017
Fridays
7 pm
1 hour


Gaelic Milling Frolic

Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp

Join Gaelic singers Geoffrey and Rebecca-Lynne for an evening of exploring Gaelic culture through song. The whole family will be swept away by the rhythm of this hands-on "milling frolic".

July 7 to August 25
Fridays
8 pm
1 hour
$5 per person


Waltes

La Rigouèche Day Use Area

Waltes is an ancient Mi’kmaq game which has survived the many changes that the Mi’kmaq have experienced within the past hundreds of years. The game itself is timeless; no one knows its origin or its age. This summer, learn how to play this game and what we know about its history.

June 20 to August 29, 2017
Tuesdays
7 pm


Sweet Discovery

La Rigouèche cooking shelter, Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp

Join Mary-Louise Bernard, Parks Canada interpreter, author and former Chief of Wagmatcook First Nation, at MacIntosh Brook to hear the story of the Sweetwater Maiden, a young Mi’kmaq woman who was the first to discover and boil maple sap in Mi’kma’ki, or Maritime provinces.

Until October 5, 2017
Thursdays
7 pm


Mi'kmaq Smudge

Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp

Since eons, many Indigenous cultures in Turtle Island (North America) use sacred smoke made from medicinal plants for a spiritual cleansing. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. Today, elders recommend that smudge should be done in our daily lives, schools and workplace to promote healing. Learn about and participate in this ancient purification ceremony.

Until September 30, 2017
Saturdays
7 pm