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 The Bean Barn Café & Deli (Ingnoish); Harbour Restaurant and 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

Harbour Restaurant

All picnics come with your choice of garden, spinach or Caesar salad, a piece of fruit or a muffin, a bottle of water, and your choice of sandwiches.

Clubhouse sandwich
Fresh turkey, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo served on toasted bread.

Seafood roll
Fresh lobster or crab meat mixed with lettuce and mayo, served on a toasted white roll.

Vegetable wrap
Onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese, sour cream and salsa carefully wrapped.


+ $8 for seafood roll
+ $15 for the picnic blanket 

Pick up your picnic box

Harbour Restaurant
15299, Cabot Trail, Chéticamp

Danena’s Bakery & Bistro
South Harbour

All picnics come with a piece of fruit, a bottle of water, a green salad made with organic local greens and a choice of sweets from traditional Scottish bakery (cinnamon rolls, sweet fruit scones, date squares, butter tarts, mandarin orange squares, and more).

North Smokey Hearty Vegetable Sandwich
Seasonal vegetables – locally produced and organic – hand-picked by our chef and placed on homemade white or whole wheat bread.

Fish Croquette
Fresh cod, bought from the fisherman off the wharf, rolled in a savoury crumb and pan fried to a golden brown, served with fresh house-made tartar sauce and creamy coleslaw finished off with a sweet buttermilk biscuit.

Ham and Swiss Grill
Local smoked pork shoulder baked to perfection and paired with Swiss cheese, Dijon and mayo on one of our sweet buttermilk buns with our creamy in house coleslaw.


$13 - vegetable sandwich
$16 - ham and swiss grill
$17 - fish croquette
+ $15 for the picnic blanket

Pick up your picnic box

Danena’s Bakery & Bistro
30001 Cabot Trail, South Harbour

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.

Chicken Caesar Salad
Roasted chicken on a bed of romaine lettuce, seasoned with Parmesan cheese, bacon bits and croutons.


+ $1 for croissant or glazed cinnamon roll
+ $15 for the picnic blanket 

Pick up your picnic box

Aucoin's Bakery
14 La Pointe Road, Chéticamp

The Bean Barn Café & Deli

All picnics come with an apple or an orange, one sweet from the bakery, an oatcake from the bakery, and one drink (a bottle of water or juice).

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Made on fresh homemade Acadian bread. Fresh locally grown tomatoes and celery.

Veggie Sandwich with house poblano avocado sauce.
Homemade Acadian Bread, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cucumber.

Seafood Sandwich. In season seafood. Made on homemade Acadian bread.

Includes: 1 apple/orange
1 sweet from the bakery
1 oatcake from the bakery
1 drink (juice or water)


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

Pick up your picnic box

The Bean Barn Café & Deli
36743 Cabot Trail, Ingonish

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