Cape Chignecto

2020 Operational Season has ended.
Open June 15 - October 12, 2020  
Reservation Information
1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, NS
Telephone: (902) 392-2085 when park is open
Towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
 
Advisory in effect:
Please be aware that the backcountry is only accessible from the designated trailhead at Red Rocks. Please check-in at the park office upon arrival. Due to a recent road washout at Edgits Beach, the park cannot be accessed from the north via Apple River. The Eatonville Road from the park office to Eatonville is passible to trucks and high body vehicles using caution.
 
Facilities and Services
For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates page  
COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
  • There are no drive-up sites in the park
  • 89 Walk-in sites
  • Backcountry Hiking sites
  • Backcountry Kayaking sites 
  • Hiking Trails
  • Beach Access (Unsupervised)
Restrictions:
  • Reduced number of vault toilets available
  • Park Office:
    • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time, please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
​​Closures: 
  • All cabins (Big Bald, Carey Brook, Arch Gulch) and the Eatonville bunkhouse are closed 
  • No group camping
Before You Arrive
  • Cape Chignecto is a backcountry trail and camping experience.
    • The park offers a 52 km (32 mi) coastal loop, rated as Difficult.
      • A 3-night stay is recommended to complete the loop.
  • Know your capabilities and come prepared for the season.
  • Be aware of tide times when planning your trip.
Campgrounds and Backcountry Sites
  • New Yarmouth Campground
    • walk-in sites accessed via a multi-use/service trail
      • connect with high quality front-country hiking trails (and backcountry trails)
      • several hiking opportunities available using these sites as a base camp
    • walk-in sites accessible from parking lot and/or drop off area
      • parking lot is 300 m from first site; drop off area is 75 m from first site
    • a 3-5 person walk-in group site is adjacent to the drop off area
    • centralized pit privies and woodshed
    • each site has fire grill and is well buffered from the others
  • Backcountry Sites (Hike In)
    • only accessible from trailhead at Red Rocks
    • coastal trail includes physically challenging conditions
    • users should be physically fit and able to carry equipment appropriate for wilderness travel
  • Backcountry Kayaking Sites
    • available at Refugee Cove and Seal Cove
  • There are no drive-up sites at Cape Chignecto.
    • Please call (902) 392-2085 for more info on a community-operated campground 5 km east of the park.
For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia