Skyline Sunset Hike
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Chéticamp, Cabot Trail
Immerse yourself in the splendour of the sunset as the ocean glistens below. A walk through the boreal forest reveals this panoramic view, often graced by bald eagles, whales and moose.
Your evening hike begins two hours before sunset at the Skyline trailhead, north of Chéticamp. Marvel at the picturesque scenery as your guide leads you along the trail to a jaw-dropping view from the Skyline headland, just in time to watch the sun as it sets on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Along the way, listen as your guide stops to describe the area’s biodiversity. Visit a viewing platform and learn more about the challenges facing the area’s boreal forest, as well as the effects of over-browsing by the moose population.
Once you reach the headland, feel free to enjoy the views and the sunset on your own. Your guide is also available for questions. Return to the trailhead at your leisure, or walk back with your guide.
This experience is part of Destination Canada's Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer.
Time: Offered daily. Tour begins 2 hours before sunset
Length: 7.5 km (4.7 m) return, about 2.5 - 3 hours
Price: $14.70 per person
The main trail is suitable for most fitness levels. The Skyline Trail is a 15-minute drive from Chéticamp Campground.
For more information, call 902-224-2306.
Conditions: Must pre-register and purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available at the Parks Canada Visitor Information Centres in Chéticamp and Ingonish, as well as the campground kiosks (Chéticamp, Broad Cove, and Ingonish Beach Campgrounds). Recommended for visitors 12 years of age and older. Programs may be cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances, including adverse weather conditions.