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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Partnering with Cape Breton Highlands National Park

By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada's natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.

We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:


Cape Breton University

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is working with Cape Breton University to expand learning and research opportunities in resource conservation, cultural resources and tourism, working collaboratively on projects related to cultural and environmental protection and sustainable management of lands and waters through research and monitoring initiatives. Cape Breton Highlands National Park creates a vast natural and cultural resource for education, monitoring, research and active management purposes for students and faculty by integrating into the academic programming and research.




Chéticamp River Salmon Association

Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Chéticamp River Salmon Association are collaborating to restore the main channel of the lower Chéticamp River to a more natural width and meander. The Chéticamp River has one of only two healthy spring salmon runs in Nova Scotia.




Les Amis du Plein Air

Les Amis du Plein Air

Les Amis du Plein Air is the not-for-profit cooperating association for Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The group operates the Les Amis du Plein Air Nature Bookstore in the Chéticamp visitor centre at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and organizes several guided hikes in the park throughout the year. Their goals are to promote outdoor recreational and educational experiences and to be involved in the development and promotion of the park's recreational activities. They are an independent association governed by an elected board of directors from local communities.




Highlands Links Golf Club Society

Highlands Links Golf Club Society is a not-for-profit organization and is recognized by the local community and golfing clients as the sole Home Club of Highlands Links, which is located within Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Club provides the needed volunteer base to host tournaments. Over the years the Club has also contributed financially to capital projects on the Highlands Links.




Mountain Equipment Co-op

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and Parks Canada have partnered to develop a national "Learn to Camp" initiative. The Learn to Camp initiative is aiming to instill the confidence in participants to camp on their own and to find enjoyment in camping while connecting to experiences at Parks Canada’s places. Mountain Equipment Co-op, like Parks Canada, encourages Canadians of all ages to experience the outdoors and have a connection to nature. They are a leading Canadian retail co-operative with 14 stores across the country serving 3.3 million members.




J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

Cape Breton Highlands National Park has collaborated with the JA Douglas McCurdy Airport Authority to promote the park and Highlands Links at the airport in Sydney, Nova Scotia.