Things to do
Bring your hiking shoes and explore the park’s 26 scenic trails, from easy forested walks to sloping coastal hikes. Picnic in quaint coves, and experience the friendly local culture in the fishing villages that dot the park’s edges. There are sandy beaches and plenty of ocean and freshwater swimming. Enjoy cycling, ocean kayaking in sheltered bays, camping, golfing, and fishing; you might even catch minke and humpback whales breaching off shore.
Visiting with Young Children? Explore with Club Parka!
With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App
Nova Scotia’s most breathtaking hike is a 7.5 km journey through forest, bog and grasslands to where wave-battered cliffs plunge into the ocean and the sun sets on the Atlantic horizon.
Cook, crack and enjoy lobster fresh from the sea on a wharf steeped in history as the sun gently sets over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Share tunes, stories, local knowledge and recipes as you dine.
Experience the beauty of the gathering darkness on a guided hike that will awake you to nature’s symphony of sounds and rhythms, igniting all of your senses in unforgettable ways.
Hassle-free picnics are here with our very own twist on "take-out". Good food, great views and perfect picnics. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
oTENTiks are the perfect base for exploring Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Imagine homey comfort and room for six.