Cape Split

aerial view cape split
Serviced May 21st to October 11th  
The park is not staffed so users must call 911 in case of an emergency.
999 Cape Split Road, Canning, NS B0P 1H0
Lands and Forestry Office Kentville
Facilities and Services:
  Off season use

Although Provincial Day Use Parks are not serviced between October 12th 
and May 21st, the public can access the trails.
Please be aware that there are no staff or services i.e. garbage collection 
or snow removal.  

Remember to have a hiking plan for your safety and please pack in and pack out

Parking icon Parking Parking lot gates remain open year round at Cape Split.
trail icon Hiking Trail

Moderately challenging backcountry hike of about 6.5 km one way.  
Hikers should plan on 5 hours to hours to make the return trip.
Prior to heading out on the trail, users are advised to tell someone where they are 
and when they expect to return home. 
Users are advised to stay on the trail. Cliffs are actively eroding and unstable so keep 
well back from the edge.
Shoreline exploration is NOT recommended as incoming tides are fast, strong and 
Plan to return to the trailhead before dusk. 
Remember it will get dark earlier on the trail under the dense canopy of trees.
Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and layered clothing as weather and temperatures 
can change quickly. 
Carry plenty of drinking water and bring along snacks and sun protection. 
Please respect this natural area. Pack out all garbage and keep pets leashed at all times.  
No campfires, no camping, and no hunting. 

Trail Map

Lookout icon Look Off Trail opens out to a look-off 60 metres (200 ft.) above the rugged coast of the bay. 
vault toilet icon Vault Toilet (Outhouse) Toilets are located at the trailhead with two seasonal composting toilets located 
2 km along the trail so plan accordingly.
Picnic table icon Picnic Area  
  BBQ Contained flame BBQ's and cookstoves are permitted.  
Please dispose of coals properly. 
Open fires are NOT permitted.  
Please see the Rules and Regulations for more information
waste recycling icon Waste/Recycling Pack out all garbage while on the trail.  
  Private Events For guidelines and regulations for public and private events please see Have an Event

For information about nearby attractions, please visit Tourism Nova Scotia 

Advisories in This Park