Parks Canada is inviting comments from the public on the future direction of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Make your voice heard, looking forward 15-20 years, by participating in Let's Talk Cape Breton Highlands National Park at . Help shape the future of the national park by providing input on visitor and cultural experiences, how to maintain and restore park health, infrastructure possibilities, economic opportunities and so much more.

To help guide its work, Parks Canada prepares management plans to ensure that decisions affecting its protected sites are consistent with its mandate and policies. Management plans are a strategic guide, and the primary accountability document, for the future management of Parks Canada national parks and historic sites. They are required by legislation, guided by public consultation, approved by the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and then tabled in Parliament.

To make a strong 2020 plan, we want to hear from you. Visit and complete an online questionnaire before February 16, 2020, and let’s start talking about Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s future!

All Parks Canada consultations and formal engagement on management plans are suspended until further notice

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is of the utmost importance to the Agency. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and implementing measures to support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce risks to employees and visitors.

As a result, Parks Canada has also suspended all public consultations and formal engagement with stakeholders and Indigenous peoples on management plans until further notice.

Management plans are developed through consultation and input from various people and organizations, including Indigenous peoples, local and regional residents, visitors, and the public.

The Agency is currently focusing its efforts on critical operations. There is, therefore, limited capacity to undertake full and meaningful management planning consultations at this time. Parks Canada also recognizes that the focus of the Canadian public, Indigenous partners and our stakeholders is on public health and safety and the economy.

Parks Canada is committed to resuming all management planning activities, including public consultations and formal engagement with stakeholders and Indigenous peoples, once operations return to normal and capacity allows.

This is the 2010 management plan:

In an effort to make this information available to you in a timely manner, this plan is currently only available in PDF format. Should you require an alternate format or a hard copy please contact us by e-mailing