All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.

We are following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Parks Canada is temporarily suspending all visitor services and motor vehicle access by visitors until further notice. We will limit activities to basic critical operations.

Parks Canada will re-evaluate the temporary closure on an ongoing basis and keep you updated as more information becomes available. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for updates.

The latest information you need to know about Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Parks Canada is working with Destination Cape Breton Association, Tourism Nova Scotia and other partners to keep visitors informed and safe.

As noted above, Parks Canada is temporarily suspending all visitor services and motor vehicle access by visitors to national parks and national historic sites with the exception of highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places. This means the Cabot Trail remains open to commercial and through traffic. Parking is not permitted on highways and roadways.

We trust that as Canadians learn of these new measures, they will choose not to visit our Parks Canada places. Additional signage, gates and barriers will be put in place to restrict access.
Parks Canada will be monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available. We look forward to resuming normal operations, but for now we must all work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For current updates, please visit the below links.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with our partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: