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Your Perfect Picnic – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Date: June 1st 2022 until October 31st 2022

Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past.
Please visit and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada-administered places


Our twist on “take-out”

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

So go ahead—let nature design your dining space. The highlands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls and forests set the scene—add yourself and bon appétit!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your lunch
  3. Find your perfect picnic place in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and enjoy!

Once you’ve had your fill, keep your souvenir Parks Canada picnic blanket and box to use again and again. Your taste buds will never forget Cape Breton. Nor will your heart.

Picnics prepared from a choice of local favourites by the The Bean Barn Café and Deli (Ingonish); Aucoin’s Bakery (Chéticamp); and Salty Rose’s and the Periwinkle Cafe (Ingonish).

Top 10 Perfect Picnic Places

  • Ingonish Beach
    Spread a blanket in the sand or use a table by Freshwater Lake
  • La Bloc
    Let the ocean lap at your feet as you enjoy your picnic
  • Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
    A five-minute climb brings you to a picturesque panorama
  • Fishing Cove
    A remote piece of paradise beckons you to visit and linger awhile as your dine out of doors
  • Grand Anse
    Find a picnic table nestled in the shade of huge old-growth trees
  • MacIntosh Brook
    Kitchen shelter, washrooms and a playground complement a peaceful trail leading to a beautiful waterfall
  • Warren Lake
    Birds serenade and mountains surround this lakeside picnic paradise
  • Top of Franey Mountain
    Reward yourself with awesome views and a hearty snack at the end of your climb
  • Middle Head
    Enjoy your picnic and the stunning scenery, surrounded by ocean on three sides

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