Every Day

Daily activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Program name & location Time Cost
Meander to Middle Head
Middle Head trailhead, Ingonish
June 12 to September 5, 2017
10 a.m.
free
Salmon Pools Walk
Salmon Pools trailhead, Chéticamp
June 12 to September 7, 2017
10 a.m.
free
Tea Talks
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp
June 12 to September 7, 2017
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
free
Skyline Sunset Hike
Skyline trailhead, Chéticamp
June 12 to October, 2017
2 hours before sunset
$14.70
Park Interpreters Out and About
Various locations throughout the park
throughout the day free

Sunday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Sunday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
East side of the park
July 4 to August 30, 2017 $29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)
Lake Safari
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to August 30, 2017
3 p.m.
free
Campground Campfire
Broad Cove campground &
Chéticamp campground
June 19 to August 28, 2017
8 p.m.
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 12 to September, 2017
8:30 p.m. (June)
8:30 p.m. (July)
8 p.m. (August)
7 p.m. (September)
$14.70

Monday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Monday
Program name & location Time Cost
Lake Safari
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to August 30, 2017
3 p.m.
free
The Beach is Alive
Broad Cove beach, Ingonish
June 19 to August 28, 2017
7 p.m.
free
Acadian Kitchen Party
Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp
June 26 to August 28, 2017
7 p.m.
free
Campground Campfire
Ingonish Beach campground, Ingonish
June 19 to August 28, 2017
8 p.m.
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 12 to September, 2017
8:30 p.m. (June)
8:30 p.m. (July)
8 p.m. (August)
7 p.m. (September)
$14.70

Tuesday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Tuesday
Program name & location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
West side of the park
July 4 to August 31, 2017
$29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)
Puppet Show
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to September 3, 2017
3 p.m.
free
Following Fire
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 20 to August 29, 2017
5 p.m.
free
Sparking New Growth
Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre, Ingonish
June 22 to August 31, 2017
9 p.m. (June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
free
Interpreter's Pick
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp
June 20 to August 30, 2017
8:30 p.m.
free
Lantern Walk through Time
Freshwater Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 13 to September, 2017
9 p.m. (June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
7:30 p.m. (September)
$14.70

Wednesday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Wednesday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
East side of the park
July 4 to August 31, 2017 $29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)

Learn to Lobster Boil
La Bloc, Chéticamp

June 14 to September 6, 2017
7 p.m. (June)
7 p.m. (July)
6:30 p.m. (August)
$44
Live! At the Park
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp
July 5 to August 30, 2017
8 p.m.
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 12 to September, 2017
8:30 p.m. (June)
8:30 p.m. (July)
8 p.m. (August)
7 p.m. (September)
$14.70
Interpreter's Pick
Broad Cove campground
outdoor theatre, Ingonish
June 20 to August 30, 2017
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
free

Thursday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Thursday
Program name & location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
West side of the park
July 4 to August 31, 2017
$29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)
Puppet Show
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to September 3, 2017
3 p.m.
free
An Evening on the Beach
Broad Cove beach, Ingonish
June 22 to August 31, 2017
free

Bring Back the Boreal
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp

June 22 to August 31, 2017
8 p.m.
free
Seeing in the Dark
Warren Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 12 to September, 2017
8:30 p.m. (June)
8:30 p.m. (July)
8 p.m. (August)
7 p.m. (September)
$14.70

Friday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Friday
Program name & Location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
East side of the park
July 4 to August 31, 2017 $29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)
Lake Safari
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to August 30, 2017
3 p.m.
free
Discovery Zone
Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp
June 23 to August 25, 2017
7 p.m.
free
Gaelic Milling Frolic
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp
July 7 to August 25, 2017
8 p.m.
$5
Bring Back the Boreal
Broad Cove campground
outdoor theatre, Ingonish
June 22 to August 31, 2017
9 p.m.(June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
free
Lantern Walk through Time
Freshwater Lake trailhead, Ingonish
June 13 to September, 2017
9 p.m. (June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
7:30 p.m. (September)
$14.70

Saturday

Activities at Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Saturday
Program name & location Time Cost
Learn to Adventure
West side of the park
July 4 to August 31, 2017
$29.20 (half day)
$51.10 (full day)
Puppet Show
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish
June 25 to September 3, 2017
3 p.m.
free
Interpreter's Pick
Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp
June 20 to August 30, 2017
8:30 p.m.
free

Lantern Walk through Time
Freshwater Lake, Ingonish

June 13 to September, 2017
9 p.m. (June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
7:30 p.m. (September)
$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.

June 12 to September 7, 2017
Daily
10 a.m.
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.

June 12 to September 7, 2017
Daily
10 a.m.

Meet at the Salmon Pools trailhead


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 morning tea. Themes will vary, the welcome will always be warm.

June 12 to September 7, 2017
Daily
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


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


Lake Safari

Freshwater Lake, Ingonish

Come face to face with a variety of amazing aquatic creatures and find out what the park is doing to keep this freshwater ecosystem healthy.

June 25 to August 30, 2017
Sundays, Mondays, Fridays
3 p.m.


Campground Campfire

Broad Cove campground, Ingonish (Sunday)
Chéticamp campground, Chéticamp (Sunday)
Ingonish Beach campground, Ingonish (Monday)

Campers, come join us around the 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.

June 19 to August 28, 2017
Sundays, Mondays
8 p.m.


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 p.m. 
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 p.m.


Puppet Show

Freshwater Lake, Ingonish

Something is happening deep in the forests of Cape Breton Highlands. What does that mean for a thrush, a marten, and a lynx? Join the "Forest Keepers" as they try to solve the mystery.

June 25 to September 3, 2017
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
3 p.m.


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 p.m.
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
Tuesdays
9 p.m. (June)
9 p.m. (July)
8:30 p.m. (August)
1 hour


Interpreter's Pick

Chéticamp Visitor Centre, Chéticamp (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
Broad Cove campground outdoor theatre, Ingonish (Wednesdays)

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. 

June 20 to August 30, 2017
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
8:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, Saturdays)
9 p.m. (Wednesdays in July)
8:30 p.m. (Wednesdays in August)
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 p.m.


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.

June 22 to August 31, 2017
Thursdays
2 hours


Bring Back the Boreal

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

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 p.m. (Thursdays)
9 p.m. (Fridays in June)
9 p.m. (Fridays in July)
8:30 p.m. (Fridays 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 p.m.
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 p.m.
1 hour
$5 per person