Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Outdoor Winter Activities

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Cape Breton Highlands NP

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Come and enjoy the magnificent winter vistas of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, from your skis, snowshoes or sleds.

The Park has seven groomed trails in two different areas: Black Brook and Broad Cove.

The Black Brook skiing area features a warming hut and waxing hut, both with electricity and wood stoves, and pit privies at the main trail head at Black Brook. Three loops are found within this area: Black Brook, Cove Lookout and Otter Run. The Sunrise Run Trail links the Black Brook skiing area with the Broad Cove area.

Trail Name: Black Brook
Length: 0.75 km
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: beginner
Special Attractions: Scenic views of the Black Brook river canyon
Services: warming hut, waxing hut, pit privies

Trail Name: Cove Lookout Trail
Length: 1.5 km
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: intermediate
Services: warming hut, waxing hut, pit privies

Trail Name: Otter Run
Length: 3 km
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: intermediate
Services: warming hut, waxing hut, pit privies

Trail Name: Sunrise Run
Length: 5.5 km
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: intermediate
Special Attractions: This trail goes from Black Brook to Mary Ann Falls where it connects to the Mary Ann Falls trail, which ends at the Warren Lake trail head on the Cabot Trail. The trail climbs to 150m (500 feet) above sea level and has scenic views of the Atlantic coastline and interior wilderness plateau. Watch for wildlife - moose, deer or even otter tracks.
Services: warming hut, waxing hut, pit privies. Warm up hut and pit privy near the falls.

The Broad Cove skiing area features the following trails:

Trail Name: Mary Ann Falls
Length: 6.5 km
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: intermediate
Special Attractions: From the Warren Lake trail, this trail climbs to Mary Ann Falls where it connects to the Sunrise Run. 
Services: warm up hut and pit privy near the falls

Trail Name: Warren Lake Trail
Length: 3 km return
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: beginner
Special Attractions: The trail leads through a mixed forest of birch, maple, poplar and spruce on the summer road to Warren Lake, the largest lake in the park.
Services: pit privies

Trail Name: Broad Cove Campground
Length: 3 km return
Type of Trail: groomed, tracked
Ability Rating: beginner

Park entry fees are in effect and park staff is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to assist you.  For repeat visitors, the best value is the “Early Bird” pass, available at 50% off or the equivalent of 2.5 days admission.  

Visit the Cape Breton Highlands National Park website for more information on winter camping, shelter rentals, backcountry skiing and weather or road conditions.

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Activities: Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling
Directions: P
From mainland Nova Scotia
Once you cross the Canso Causeway take either the Trans Canada Highway 105 to Exit 7 (near Baddeck), Exit 11 (St. Ann's) or Exit 12 (Englishtown Ferry) or follow Route 19 (the Ceilidh Trail) after crossing the Canso Causeway and travel along the west coast of Cape Breton Island to Margaree Forks, then follow the Cabot Trail to Cheticamp. 

From Sydney
Take Route 125 to the Trans Canada Highway 105, then take the Cabot Trail at Exit 12 (the Englishtown ferry) or Exit 11 (St. Ann's) to Ingonish Beach.

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