Welcome to Cape Breton Highlands National Park


There are two park entrances, one at Chéticamp and one at Ingonish Beach; purchase an entry permit at either one. A one-day pass is good until noon the next day. Wheelchair-accessible trails are indicated on the free park map available at either entrance.


Top experiences in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park activities

$908.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cape Breton Island

Wednesday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NSArrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.Thursday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Baddeck, NSDepart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. Proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)Friday – DAY 3 – Cabot Trail TouringExperience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)Saturday – DAY 4 – Baddeck to HalifaxFortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. (Breakfast)Sunday – DAY 5 – Depart HalifaxArrangements end upon check out from the hotel. (Continental Breakfast)

Cape Breton Highlands National Park in detail