Our twist on "take-out"

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

So go ahead—let nature design your dining space. The highlands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls and forests set the scene—add yourself and bon appétit!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your lunch
  3. Find your perfect picnic place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and enjoy!

Once you've had your fill, keep your souvenir Parks Canada picnic blanket and box to use again and again. Your taste buds will never forget Cape Breton. Nor will your heart.

Picnics prepared from a choice of local favourites by the Bean Barn Café & Deli (Ingonish); Doucette’s Market (Ingonish Beach); Aucoin's Bakery (Chéticamp); and Danena's Bakery & Bistro (South Harbour).

Your perfect picnic

Top 10 Perfect Picnic Places

  • Ingonish Beach
    Spread a blanket in the sand or use a table by Freshwater Lake
  • La Bloc
    Let the ocean lap at your feet as you enjoy your picnic
  • Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
    A five-minute climb brings you to a picturesque panorama
  • Fishing Cove
    A remote piece of paradise beckons you to visit and linger awhile as your dine out of doors
  • Grand Anse
    Find a picnic table nestled in the shade of huge old-growth trees
  • MacIntosh Brook
    Kitchen shelter, washrooms and a playground complement a peaceful trail leading to a beautiful waterfall
  • Warren Lake
    Birds serenade and mountains surround this lakeside picnic paradise
  • Mary Ann Falls
    A thunderous spectacle to assuage the most thunderous appetite
  • Top of Franey Mountain
    Reward yourself with awesome views and a hearty snack at the end of your climb
  • Middle Head
    Enjoy your picnic and the stunning scenery, surrounded by ocean on three sides

Lobster roll

Picnic Basket Menu Options

Aucoin’s Bakery

All picnics come with a salad with dressing, a piece of fruit, juice or water and a freshly baked dessert (choose from a cinnamon roll, a muffin, or a cookie).

Piece of Meat Pie
An Acadian classic, made on site. Choose between chicken and pork, or beef and pork.

Made on a freshly baked Kaiser roll (white or whole wheat). Choose between egg salad, ham and cheese, turkey breast, roast beef, or smoked meat on rye.

Cobb Salad
Roasted chicken, tomato, cheese, crisp bacon, hard-boiled eggs and cucumbers on a bed of chopped salad greens. Choice of French, Italian or raspberry dressing.


$13 per meal
+ $1 upgrade to croissant or
glazed cinnamon roll
$2.25 for the picnic tote


+ $20 for the picnic blanket
+ $30 for the picnic basket

Pick up your picnic box

Aucoin’s Bakery
14 La Pointe Road, Chéticamp

Danena’s Bakery & Bistro
South Harbour

All picnics are served on a bed of local organic greens, and come with a piece of fruit, a bottle of water, house-made sweet and tangy coleslaw and a choice of sweets from traditional Scottish bakery.

Fresh Fish Croquette
Local fresh fish (bought off the wharf) cooked with onion, basil and potato, rolled in a savoury bread crumb and pan-fried in butter. Served with home-made tartar sauce and a buttermilk biscuit.

Ham and Swiss Grill
Local pork baked to perfection, sliced thin and layered, topped off with Swiss and Dijon and grilled on a bed of greens. Choice of buttermilk biscuit or house-made wholegrain bread.

Hearty Vegetable Sandwich
An array of vegetables (red and green peppers, tomato, cucumber, onion,) with local mixed greens, served with mayo and Dijon, and placed on house-made wholegrain bread.


$13 - vegetable sandwich
$16 - ham and swiss grill
$17 - fish croquette
$2.25 for the picnic tote


+ $20 for the picnic blanket
+ $30 for the picnic basket

Pick up your picnic box

Danena's Bakery and Bistro
30001 Cabot Trail, South Harbour

The Bean Barn Café & Deli

All picnics come with a fresh fruit, a sweet and an oatcake from the bakery, and a bottle of water or juice. Produce proudly grown and sourced within Nova Scotia.

Bean Barn Chicken - or Egg - Salad Sandwich
Roast chicken/Hard-boiled egg tossed in dressing with diced veggies served on fresh homemade bread.

Poblano Ranch Veggie Wrap
Veggies tossed in house Poblano Ranch veggie dressing. Choice of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cucumber. Sundried tomato or whole wheat tortilla wrap. Cheddar cheese optional.

The BIG Lobster Sandwich
Freshly caught lobster tossed in house seafood dressing, served on a bed of fresh lettuce and enjoyed on fresh homemade bread.


+ $5 for the seafood sandwich
+ $15 for the picnic blanket
$2.25 for the picnic note


+ $20 for the picnic blanket
+ $30 for the picnic basket

Pick up your picnic box

Bean Barn Café & Deli
36743 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

Doucette’s Market
Ingonish Beach

All picnics come with a piece of fruit, a bottle of water or juice, and a piece of house-made banana bread or a muffin.

Rotisserie Chicken Wrap
Chicken roasted in-house, with choice of vegetable and sauce, and served on a flour tortilla. Also available on a lettuce wrap (gluten-free option).

Seafood Wrap
Locally caught lobster or crab served on a tortilla wrap with lettuce and mayo.

Veggie wrap
Choose from a large variety of fresh, crisp veggies, condiments and cheese on a sun dried tomato or plain flour tortilla wrap.


$10 for the Veggie Wrap
$12 for the Rotisserie Chicken Wrap
$17 for the Seafood Wrap
$2.25 for the picnic tote


+ $20 for the picnic blanket
+ $30 for the picnic basket

Pick up your picnic box

Doucette’s Market

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