Celebrate Canada Day
In partnership with Colaisde na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic College
...with Parks Canada, Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre, Live Life in Tent and MEC
New to camping? Cape Breton Highlands National Park is hosting a 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.
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.
Make a real difference. Spend time outside. Connect with nature.
You and your family team up with scientists around Warren Lake to find as many living creatures as you can. Join our experts on surveys, lake safaris and other fun activities to learn about biodiversity in the park. An opportunity to see wild creatures up close and support the protection of this special place.
Surveys - Meet at Warren Lake
Hikes and Presentations:
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.
Skyline Sunrise Hike
Celebrate the dawning of a new day by joining us on the tip of the Skyline trail to watch the sun rise over the mountains.
Recommended for visitors 12 years of age and over. Pre-registration required at campground kiosk or visitor centre. Space is limited. $14.70 per person. Tickets : 902-224-2306
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.
Coastal Life Discovery Program
Ever wonder what types of creatures live in our coastal waters? Come find out! Help Parks Canada staff do important research and uncover the things that live in an estuary. Dress for the weather and don't forget your rubber boots or water shoes. Visitors of all ages welcome.
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.
Brogue Saxophone Quartet on the Skyline Trail
Experience the Skyline Trail like never before, by joining the Brogue Saxophone Quartet, as they perform the piece “Mountain Roads” with the majestic Cape Breton Highlands as a backdrop. Composed by David Maslanka, Mountain Roads is a 30min journey inspired by the chorale music of J.S. Bach, and the Rocky Mountains.
Free 30 minute performance
As the performance will take place near the end of the trail, plan to start hiking 1 hour to 1.5 hours beforehand.
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