Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance.
Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.
Parks Canadas network of protected places is large and diverse. Visitor access, services, and even opening dates may vary across Cape Breton Island and Canso depending on local circumstances. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canadas social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada places.
Camping: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Parks Canada has suspended access to some campgrounds in Cape Breton Highlands National Park until further notice. Please visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton for updates. We ask that you plan ahead by checking the Parks Canada web site regularly.
Visitor Centres: On July 20th, our visitor reception centres in Ingonish and Chéticamp in Cape Breton Highlands National Park reopened.
Part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, 15 km north of Cheticamp. A small campground on the ocean, featuring 20 tenting sites with fireplaces. Its a very popular spot and works on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: No potable water on site. No large RVs or trailers; this small campground is most suitable for tents and small pop-up car campers. No generators, please.
Flush toilets / running water
Kitchen shelters with wood stoves
Use showers at Cheticamp Campground
Ocean swimming (unsupervised)
Pay by self-registration or at a Park Visitor Centre.
There are several walking/hiking trails nearby, including:
Corney Brook for a walk in a river canyon to a waterfall
Skyline (a 10 minute drive away) for a truly magnificent view of ocean & mountains
Le Vieux Chemin du Cap-Rouge for picturesque ocean views
GPS Location: N46 43.580 W60 55.523
Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only
available from mid-May until mid-October.