Parks Canada Update

Parks Canada Update

As of June 1, visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities at Parks Canada sites on Cape Breton Island:

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

  • Green spaces including Lighthouse trail, Old Town Trail, Royal Battery Trail and Kennelly’s day use area. (Kennington Cove beach will open later in June to ensure safe access and safety measures are in place.)

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  • All look-offs
  • Trails including Franey, Fresh Water Lake, Clyburn, Broad Cove Mountain, Jack Pine, Jigging Cove, Mica Hill, Aspy, Lone Shieling, MacIntosh Brook, Benjie’s Lake, Bog, Corney Brook, Le Vieux Chemin du Cap-Rouge, Le Buttereau, Le Chemin de Buttereau, Salmon Pools and Acadian
  • Day use areas including North Bay Beach, Warren Lake Beach, Big Intervale, La Grande Falaise, La Rigouèche, and Neil’s Brook and Grande Anse picnic areas
  • All beaches 
  • Fishing with permits (purchased in advance at participating locations) 

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

  • Rooftop terrace, green spaces and walkways

St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

  • Operation of locks and swing bridge, green spaces and walking trail

Marconi National Historic Site

  • Green spaces 

Note that there will be limited washroom facilities available in select areas.

All camping facilities will remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, while Parks Canada assesses whether and how these services might resume. Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice. There is also a park-wide fire ban in Cape Breton Highlands National Park until further notice.

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