Roots to Boots Festival
The third annual Roots to Boots Festival will take place in the communities of Chéticamp and Louisbourg. The festival offers a unique variety of entertainment to satisfy all tastes: storytelling, guided hikes, food, tree planting, concerts featuring local musicians, and evening square dances!
The Festival of Stewards
June 24, MacIntosh Brook Campground
This free special event will feature contemporary artist Ursula Johnson with local collaborators in a feast and participatory performance called (re)al-location as a part of the national project LandMarks2017/Repères2017.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation!
New to camping? Cape Breton Highlands National Park is hosting a special learn-to-camp event in partnership with Mountain Equipment Co-op. It's going to be a tenting-good-time! Learn new skills and discover (or rediscover) the great Canadian tradition of camping! Tents, supper, and breakfast provided. Bring your sense of outdoor adventure for a night under the stars in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Registration required: 902-562-5616.
Cape Breton Highlands Three Peaks Challenge
Teams of four members hike three peaks in one day! This year’s climbs are Aspy Trail, Tenerife and Coastal Trail. Registration: hikethehighlandsfestival.com.
Festival de l'Escaouette
There is something for everyone at this five-day celebration of Acadian culture and historical tradition in the region of Chéticamp. Be delighted by musicals and comedies, soul-felt Acadian music from local performers, and local markets of crafts and delicious foods.
Junior Naturalists Day Camp
Join us for five fun-filled days of nature exploration and adventures, rain or shine. Search for animal signs, explore a jack pine forest, and play awesome games.
Make a real difference. Spend time outside. Connect with nature.
You and your family team up with scientists around Freshwater Lake in Ingonish to find as much wildlife as you can. Join the lake safaris, puppet shows and more fun activities designed to bring awareness to biodiversity in the Park. An opportunity to see wild creatures up close and support the protection of this special place.
Star-gazing and Meteor Showers
Discover the basics of astronomy and the stories behind the stars while you watch for the Perseid meteor shower. Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them and settle in for an evening of star-gazing. For your comfort, wear warm layers and bring blankets, chairs, insect repellent, and a flashlight.
Hike the Highlands Festival
Join us for the 14th annual Hike the Highlands Festival, featuring guided hikes within and near the park, evening activities and presentations, the hiker distance award and a photo contest. Fee applicable. Registration: hikethehighlandsfestival.com.
Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy, and excitement during this nine-day festival. Communities around the island host concerts and events at a time when the fall leaves are at their most brilliant. celtic-colours.com.
Celtic Colours Hikes
Hike through a vibrant panorama of autumn leaves as fiddle music resonates within you. Join park staff for a guided hike associated with Celtic Colours International Festival concerts in Chéticamp, Aspy Bay and Ingonish. For hike details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-224-2306