Park Info

2018 Season Dates: June 8 to October 15
Park contact number: (902) 535-3094

Located on the south coast of Cape Breton Island, Battery Provincial Park overlooks St. Peters Bay and the Bras d’Or Lake.

The lighthouse found in the park serves as a beacon for the entrance to St. Peters Canal. Completed in 1869, the 800 m (2,600 ft.) the St Peter’s Canal and lock system allows vessels to sail between Bras d' Or Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.

Battery Provincial Park saw European occupation as early as the 1700’s and is home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.

Reserve a campsite

Facilities and Services

Battery Provincial Park offers 56 campsites, 22 open, 8 partially wooded, and 23 wooded, located on a picturesque hillside, showers and flush toilets, a picnic area, and an unsupervised beach. Walking trails provide good views of the surrounding landscapes and bodies of water. Learn more about the history of the area at interpretive sites kiosks along the way.

WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2018.


Nearby Attractions

St. Peter's Area

  • St. Peter's Canal (adjoining)
  • Nicolas Denys Museum (1.5 km)
  • Wallace MacAskill Museum (2 km)

Point Michaud Beach Prov. Park (18 km)

Canso Causeway (65 km)

Sydney (90 km)


Museums and festivals provide a glimpse into the rich Acadian and Celtic heritage found throughout the region.

For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

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