Acadian Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Months of Operation
May 20 - October 10
Hours Of Operation
Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only available from mid-May until mid-October.
16 Visitor Centre Rd, Chéticamp, Cabot Trail
Trail Rating: Moderate
Lat: 46.646863 Long: -60.950197 or
Lat: 46.645107 Long: -60.947226
Open from mid-May until the end of October. A park pass is required all year for hiking or use of other services in the park; park entry fee applies. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd, situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) to obtain passes, information on visitor safety and any other information you may need, including a trail location map.
For your comfort and safety:
- Do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals.
- Take along appropriate clothing - rapid weather changes often occur on the plateau or along the coast.
- Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens.
- Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer.
- Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment.
- Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation.
- Do not throw food or scraps along the trails or roads.
- Read "Keep it Wild, Keep it Safe" brochure, available at park visitor centres.
Facilities / Services
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Trail length: 8.50 km / 4.00 hrs
Trail type: Wilderness trail
Trail surface: Natural
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Hiking
Directions: Trailhead located opposite the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Chéticamp (16648 Cabot Trail)