Coming soon... the finalized Management Plan 2022 for Cape Breton Highlands National Park will be posted once tabled in Parliament in fall 2022.

Public engagement

Parks Canada sought public input to create a new Management Plan for Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Let’s Talk! Cape Breton Highlands National Park survey was a nation-wide consultation process, inviting partners, stakeholders and the public to provide input on the draft management plan for Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There was also a formal consultation process with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia at the same time.

What did Parks Canada consult on? 

The parks last management plan was developed in 2010 (PDF - 7.68 MB). Input gathered during the first phase of public engagement helped shape an overall vision and defined the guiding approach, objectives, and targets that informed the draft management plan. This draft was available for review during the second phase of public engagement, which ended in fall 2021. 

This draft plan was prepared following engagement in winter 2020 with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, local communities, groups and organizations representing tourism, conservation and economic development interests and the Canadian public. A “What We Heard” report summarizes feedback we received during this phase. <pclass="wb-inv">We invite you to review the draft management plan for Cape Breton Highlands National Park and provide your feedback. Hearing from a wide range of people with diverse perspectives will inform and strengthen the future management direction for the park.

Consultation on the draft Cape Breton Highlands National Park Management Plan is open from October 18 to November 30, 2021.

We encourage you to share your thoughts.

Here are some questions to keep in mind as you review the draft plan:

  1. Does the vision for the park reflect how you see the park in 15 to 20 years? If not, why not?
  2. Does the plan adequately address the conservation of natural and cultural values of the park? If not, what are your priorities in these areas?
  3. Does the plan address priorities for park infrastructure, particularly greening operations, adapting to climate change and universal accessibility?
  4. Do you agree with the key priorities outlined for visitor experience in the park? If not, what should visitors be able to see and do?
  5. Does the plan explain the importance of the park for the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, and priorities for their greater involvement in park management, Mi’kmaq-led programming and increased presence in and use of the park?

 
We invite you to review the draft management plan and provide feedback by November 30 in one of the following ways:
  • By email:
    pc.infocb.pc@pc.gc.ca.
  • By mail:
    Cape Breton Highlands National Park,
    P.O. Box 158, 16 Visitor Centre Road,
    Chéticamp, NS
    B0E 1H0

Your feedback will help us finalize the management plan for the park. While not all suggestions may be reflected in the final management plan, Parks Canada will take note of all ideas to inform operational decision-making for the park.

For more information on Cape Breton Highlands National Park please visit our website or contact us by phone at 902-224-2306.