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
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 13.2 km round trip.  
Hikers should plan on 4 - 6 daylight hours to hours to make the return trip.
Plan to return to the trailhead before dusk. 
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 
unpredictable. 
Trail users may encounter wet and muddy conditions. 
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